I’m putting a call out to y’all. I’ve been feeling rather uninspired lately, so maybe you can tell me what you’d like to see more of here on the blog. Have any questions/ideas for me?
We’re going on a month now, and my calf issue still hasn’t resolved itself. There’s also pain radiating down into my ankle now, so I guess my Achilles wanted to get in on the action too.
Scaled back running hasn't done the trick, so it’s time to seriously explore some alternatives. The elliptical is easier on my leg, but still engages my calf. Since I’m not a swimmer, biking and strength training are probably my best alternatives. It also means I need a gym membership again.
Conveniently, there’s a tiny gym in a strip mall just up the road from our house. I tried negotiating with the sales guy earlier today. However he wouldn’t let me buy a month pass, even at a slightly higher rate, without paying the $69 “initiation fee”. I’m not dropping 100+ bucks for one month of usage. Considering there are a few gyms in the area that are much nicer, you think he’d be willing to work with me here.
I did take him up on his offer for a week-long trial pass. I may or may not do the same thing at the other gyms in our area for the next month :)
This is what I’ve been doing at home for the past week:
Monday: 45 min run (@7.0, 0-.5% incline), 20 mins elliptical, various planks (5x30 secs each)
Tuesday: 30 mins Yoga X
Thursday: 30 mins elliptical, 30 mins Yoga X, various planks (5x30 secs each)
Friday: 20 mins easy run outside (testing out my new 2XU compression sleeves), 30 mins elliptical, various planks (5x30 secs each)
Surprisingly I haven’t gone into freak-out mode over this (at least not yet). I don’t have anything looming on my race schedule until a 5k at the end of August, so if I need to nurse an injury then timing isn’t so bad right now.
Tomorrow night is going to start a crazy week here at the Blondie household. We’re having a LOT of houseguests who'll be staying with us. Off to go inflate some air mattresses…….