Pick your battles wisely.

Last week went smoothly... my foot continued to feel better and I really enjoyed my bikes and going out to the pool one day. It's a lot more exciting to bike around new neighborhoods than it is to sit in a gym and move your legs in circles while staring at the same wall. :)

I woke up this morning with my foot hurting pretty badly- which scared me because it hasn't hurt in a while. But Jake said it must be healing and that as it does so, it's supposed to hurt. I'm going to just let that be the case for now!

This week is somewhat busy, so I will probably scale back to just doing the basic flexibility routines and some short bikes with Jake. No need to stress about squeezing in the extra workouts right now. Resting will be more beneficial at this point.

Monday, April 26th
-6:45AM: 5 mile gentle bike with Jake; Pedestal Routine #2; Myrtl Routine
*Another busy/ late night... DBU Athletic Banquet. Yep, it's that time of the year again.

Tuesday, April 27th
*So I woke up at 6, put on my tights, ate some fruit, and... am now curled up in a ball in bed. My stomach is killing me! Unfortunately I work 8 to 4 today. Looks like this will be a day I'll have to take completely off (except hopefully some core work and Sleepytime tonight!).

Wednesday, April 28th
-8AM: core workout; Pedestal Routine #2; Myrtl Routine

Thursday, April 29th
-8AM: light core work, Pedestal Routine #2; Myrtl Routine
-11PM: Sleepytime

Friday, April 30th
-8AM: core workout; Pedestal Routine #2; Myrtl Routine

Saturday, May 1st
-9:30AM: wasn't planning to do anything, but decided to sneak in Pedestal Routine #3 and 3 x 15 pushups
-9:30PM: Sleepytime

Sunday, May 2nd
-8:30PM: core workout with Jake; Sleepytime

[Tuesday thru Saturday were straight up travel days. Jake's grandfather was given 48 hours so we rushed down to Hull, TX and have spent the past several days with our families and driving all over the place. Haven't had access to a bike or a pool, so that's been out of the question. Sleepytime has been hit and miss because of the unpredictable evenings. One of those weeks!]


Training, but not running yet..

I'm starting week 2 of total rest. And by that I mean nothing intense or that will aggragavate my foot. I'm giving it 3 weeks off and hoping this stress fracture finally heals as a result. So no weights, no lower body work, no spinning workouts, etc. Staying in the boot as much as possible.

So clearly, these next few weeks will be extremely boring for you.

Monday (4/19):
-7AM: 5 mile gentle bike at Fish Creek Trail- keeping Jake company while he runs
-9:30AM: 30' hilly bike(15' to and 15' from the store); Pedestal Routine #2*; Myrtl Routine**
-8PM: 30' core workout; Sleepytime***

Tuesday (4/20):
-6AM: 40' bike through the neighborhoods (10' warm-up, 2 x 1', 2', 3' surges on a 5' cycle); Pedestal Routine #3****; Cannonball Cooldown*****
-6:30PM: The Big 10; Sleepytime

Wednesday (4/21):
-6AM: 70' steady bike (12.25 miles); Pedestal Routine #2; Myrtl Routine
-7PM: 30' core workout--- rest day from Sleepytime

Thursday (4/22):
-8AM: 45' pool workout (5' lap swim, 15' aqua jog, 5' lap swim, 20' aqua jog); Pedestal Routine #2; Myrtl Routine
-8:30PM: Sleepytime

Friday (4/23):
-7AM: 50' bike (2 miles warm-up, 7 miles steady, 1 mile cool-down); Pedestal Routine #3; Cannonball Cooldown
*no PM work... Jake flew home!*

Saturday (4/24):
-7AM: 6 mile gentle bike with Jake; Pedestal Routine #2; Myrtl Routine
*no PM work... with the team at the Rice Invite!*

Sunday (4/25):
-4:30PM: 30' light core workout
-9:30PM: Sleepytime

*Pedestal Routine #2: 40" prone plank, 40" lateral plank, 40" supine plank, 40" lateral plank (all consecutive)- done on elbows.
**Myrtl Routine: clams (10), leg raises (4 neutral, 4 toe in, 4 toe out), donkey kicks (10), donkey whips (5), fire hydrant (10), knee circles forwards & backwards (10 each right, then 10 each left), hurdle trail leg forwards & backwards (10 each right, then 10 each left), lateral leg swing (10 each leg), linear leg swing straight leg & bent leg (10 each right, then 10 each left)
***Sleepytime: superman (12), scorpions (20), iron cross (20), donkey whips (5), lower body crawl (10), side leg lift (8 neutral, 8 toe in, 8 toe out), groiners (20), donkey whips (5), groiners (20), cat-bak/sway back (5 of each)
****Pedestal Routine #3: Same as Pedestal Routine #2, but this time it's done on hands (arms extended) and with 5 leg lefts during each plank
*****Cannonball Cooldown: donkey kicks (10), scorpions (20), rockies (5), donkey whips (5), lower body crawl (10), iron cross (20), australian crawl (20), pedestal leg left (5), groiners (10), hurdle seat exchange (10), quick leg cycle (5), hurdle trail leg forward (5), hurdle trail leg backward (5), lateral leg swing (10), linear leg swing (10)