If you don’t have this song on your iPod you aren’t really living. Just sayin’…
United State of Pop 2009 – DJ Earworm
I get such a burst of energy when I hear this! Can’t wait til I can get out there and run to it again!!
Speaking of my lack of running, here’s what I’ve been up to while I nurse my injury:
Tuesday: The speed intervals that killed my shins and made them scream like banshees all night.
Wednesday: 45 minutes on the recumbent bike, 10 mins on the elliptical (experienced a few twinges of pain and decided to quit) and ten minutes of free weights.
Thursday: 20 min weight circuit at the gym, 30 minutes on the upright bike (my butt is killing me today!), and 1.5 hours of hot yoga.
Let me take a minute to tell you about my yoga class. It was a hot Vinyasa class. And the sweat. Oh my goodness, the sweat. It doesn’t matter how many times I take a hot yoga class I am always astounded by the amount of sweat my body can produce. I had to stop to towel off three times and, despite the 16oz of water I drank during the class, I lost 6 lbs in the hour and a half I was in there. SIX POUNDS!! That’s a big puddle folks. Do most people sweat this much? The girl on my right looked relatively dry, but the guy to my left looked like he’s been swimming in the same pool I’d been hanging out in. I’ve been hydrating like crazy today. That’s not really true, I had two cups of coffee even though I knew it wasn’t the best idea. What can I say? I love me some java.
- Having an sports injury makes me feel like a real athlete – a right of passage if you will.
- I’ve been forced to focus on cross training – something I feel is important, but haven’t really been concentrating on lately.
- Plenty of time for core work. I hammered out 26 push-ups at the gym yesterday impressing not only myself but one perverted old man as well.
- It makes me really appreciate my body and how strong it is/can be. It also has me thinking about ways I misuse it (over-training, over-eating, etc.)
I haven’t decided if I’m going to try and run this weekend or not. My training schedule calls for a 10k “race” tomorrow and 8 miles on Sunday. That’s obviously not going to happen and if I don’t get out there this weekend it will be ok (it’s supposed to get up to 90 degrees so this is the weekend for a break if there ever was one!). If I do try a run, I’m definitely going to shoot for a nice flat trail or grassy area. I’m also going to look into getting some kooshy insoles for my shoes in hopes of preventing a reoccurrence.
I’m not really sure what to do with my schedule though. Is it useless now? The race is in three weeks. Should I try and work my way back into it? Or just do what feels comfortable until race day and hope for the best?