Sunday: 37 minutes on the bike plus some upper body strength work.
Monday 35 minutes on the bike.
Tuesday: 42 minutes on the bike. PT in the afternoon. I got another iontophoresis patch and she worked on my IT band.
Wednesday: 43 minutes on the bike…but at a slower pace than I’ve been doing recently. And not because I was intentionally going slower. I just couldn’t seem to get my legs moving. Ii finished with some strength work. Then I had to brush the snow off my car to get home. I’m SO sick of this winter!
Thursday: 45 minutes on the bike.
Friday: 36 minutes on the bike and a little bit of strength work. I went to see my chiropractor in the morning. She dug her thumb into my hip flexors. I laughed because it help me not scream. I had PT in the afternoon. It was back to the ultrasound to try to work out a little bit of soreness. She also worked on my IT band and put on another iontophoresis patch.
Saturday: The goal was an hour on the stationary bike. And…I made it. The first half hour, I thought I was going to lose my mind. Then I got into a good podcast and I ended up losing track of time a little bit. I knew I was getting close to the end, but I thought I had a few minutes left. (I cover the display with a towel so I don’t have to watch the numbers crawl by.) Then I heard the bike beep and the pedal resistance went way down. I lifted up the towel and saw that I was done. All in all, it wasn’t too bad and I may try it again next week.
Next week I am going to try to get on the treadmill and just walk. It will be hard, mentally, to not run. But, at least I can play with some of the new bells and whistles.
I am going to run next weekend. My son, Jaden, and I are doing a 5K on Saturday. I was supposed to do the accompanying half marathon, but my plans were derailed when I got injured. I’m hoping that I can get Jaden to run it at a slow, steady pace; rather than his usual sprint/walk pattern. The kid needs to work on his pacing.
Does anyone else have any races coming up?