blessings right and left.

right now i'm in an amazing hotel room in a very beautiful city in north carolina.
i'm going to get to watch several competitive track races over the course of this week.
i've been given a bone stimulator for free to "rent" for the next 2 weeks.
i'm allowed to walk around in TWO shoes, not just a shoe and a boot.
and i have the most perfect husband in the world.

can't get much better!

anyways, still not going to bike or swim yet. the doctor just wants me walking around and getting used to being in a shoes. mostly we're testing it to see if the pains change at all and stuff. i'll update y'all on what happens there.

as far as this week goes, there really isn't a reason to post for each day. the most i can do is crunches/etc... i can't even do planks. so just assume i'm doing sleepytime every night, if not every other, and i'll let you know if i randomly find something else to do.

hope everyone is well!


still learning patience...

my foot is definitely not ready to come out of this boot.
hopefully another doctor will be able to give me some better advice.
for now, all i know to do is keep cross training and strengthing my core?

monday, may 17th
-6:30am: 6 mile bike with jake at Fish Creek Trail (5:55 pace), pedestal routine #3 (45" each side), grant green routine.
-7pm: core workout.

tuesday, may 18th
-6am: 30' bike through the neighborhoods (5:45 pace), pedestal routine #2, myrtl routine.
-8pm: sleepytime.

wednesday, may 19th
-6am: 9 mile bike at White Rock Lake with jake, yoga/flexibility routine.

new x-rays show the bone is still just as fractured as it was 4 months ago. now crutches, no weight bearing activities, no biking, etc.
the title i chose for this post is ridiculously appropriate.

thursday, may 20th
-8pm: core workout
ps. first day of "nothing"... not a fan of this, but hey, whatever it takes to run again, i'm game. if it's sitting on my butt for the next 12 weeks, then that's exactly what i'll do!

friday, may 21st
*saw another new doctor. no fractures on his x-rays. he wants me out of the boot, off the crutches, and walking around in "good" running shoes.
so. just bought a very expensive pair of 9.5 2A aasics gel nimbus and am currently wearing TWO normal shoes. :)
still no biking/ swimming/ etc.
-9:30pm: sleepytime

saturday, may 22nd
-7am: new core pilates workout... aka all the exercises i could find that did not put any pressure on your feet. haha. definitely a little sore now! :)
-9pm: sleepytime

sunday, may 23rd
-9am: light pilates/core work
-9pm: sleepytime


earl grey tea and pumpkin cheddar flatbread?

yes, please. :)

last week went much better than expected, and the travel actually allowed me to get in a little more cardio than i've been able to do recently. i did end up switching out of my boot and into running shoes a few days early, though. the pain in my right arch was becoming much more unbearable than the pain in my bone, so i made the switch early. hopefully i didn't shortchange myself.

as far as this week goes, it's another busy week, but not quite as "jumpy" as they have been. i'll be in dallas until thursday and then i'll be in san antonio and austin until saturday night. the only training difficulties i should have this week are time (not equipment) related. i'll be working from 8 to 5 on tuesday and 8 to 2 (when we leave for san antonio) on thursday-- so we'll see what i manage to squeeze in.

i think one of the most challenging things about not being able to run is the inflexibility of your time. with running, i can always wake up 30 minutes earlier or squeeze in a run at some random time; but, when all i can do is cross train, my schedule must coincide with that of the pool or the gym or at least the daylight. :) needless to say, i cannot wait to start running again. i love when i have NO excuses for missing a workout.

monday, may 10th
-6:30am: 6 mile bike with Jake at Fish Creek Trail (6:00 pace); pedestal routine #3 (45"); grant green routine*
-7:30pm: 20' arm cycle

tuesday, may 11th
-6am: 45' bike through the neighborhoods (5:18 pace); pedestal routine #2 (45"); flexibility/ yoga routine
-8:30pm: light, random core; sleepytime

wednesday, may 12th
-6am: 9 mile bike with jake at White Rock Lake (6:54 pace); pedestal routine #2 (45"); myrtl routine
*date night with jake... shopping at luke's locker, dinner at lucky's cafe, city island at angelika film center... perfect night :)

thursday, may 13th
-5:45am: 6 mile bike through the neighborhoods (5:12 pace); pedestal routine #2 (45", arms extended); flexibility/ yoga routine
-10pm: sleepytime

friday, may 14th
-6am: 40 minute bike in austin, tx (normal speed, but stop and go for the first 20 minutes or so), pedestal routine #2, myrtl routine
10pm: sleepytime

saturday, may 15th
-9am: 50 minute bike around austin (more consistent this time and MUCH more hilly!), pedestal routine #3, flexibility/ yoga routine (supposed to be grant green, but i was in a parking garage and didn't exactly have a suitable surface)
-9pm: core routine

sunday, may 16th
*total rest as of 7pm (right now!) but sleepytime will be done around 9 tonight. plan for it to stay that way, but i may do some core work as well.

*grant green routine: 10 donkey kicks, 20 scorpions, 20 iron cross, 24 lateral leg lifts (8, 8, 8), 5 rockies, 5 donkey whips, 10 lower body crawl, 20 scorpions, 20 iron cross, 10 australian crawl, 20 pedestal lateral leg lift, 20 groiners, 10 hurdle seat exchange, 5 rockies, 50 russian hamstrings, 20 l-ups, 40 low level twists, 5 quick leg cycles, 5 hurdle trail leg forward, 5 hurdle trail leg backward, 10 lateral leg swings, 10 linear leg swings


such is life...

another unexpected week of travel! but i'm grateful for jobs and finances that make that possible. no complaints from me!
in fact, all of this travel could not come at a better time for me. there's no training for it to hold back!

my foot is definitely starting to heal, so i've come up with a new plan. 2 weeks of wearing my walking boot and continuing to hold off on weights/ hard workouts. then, Lord willing, 2 weeks of wearing normal shoes and slowly picking up on walking, weights, etc. and finally, again Lord willing, i'll start easy runs in june and training in july.

this week i'll work 8-4 tomorrow (tuesday), drive to Hull when i get off, drive back to Dallas on wednesday, fly to Indiana on thursday, spend friday and saturday with the team at nationals, fly back to Dallas on sunday.

training will be limited to core and strength/flexibility exercises done without any equipment!

monday, may 3rd
-6:30am: 5 mile bike with jake; pedestal routine #2; myrtl routine
-8pm: core workout; sleepytime

tuesday, may 4th
-7am: pedestal routine #3
*full day at work... travel until 9pm... with jake's family until bed!

wednesday, may 5th
-6:30am: core workout; pedestal routine #2
-8pm: sleepytime
*funeral in the morning... full day of travel

thursday, may 6th
*woke at 4am... spent the day in cars and planes (not my favorite!)... now relaxing in indiana with my handsome husband and favorite collegiate track team
-3:30pm: pedestal routine #2 (upping it to 45" each way); 30' bike; myrtl routine

friday, may 7th
-8:30am: 40' bike; pedestal routine #3 (keeping it at 45"); cannonball cooldown
-8:30pm: sleepytime

saturday, may 8th
-8am: 35' bike; pedestal routine #2 (45"); myrtl routine

sunday, may 9th
*travel all day again... woke at 2am dallas time. niceee.
-3:30pm: 5 mile bike with jake; core with jake; myrtl routine
-10pm: sleepytime