It;s Tuesday and you know what that means! Time for another 6W26P update...
But before we get into all that I want to take a minute and thank every single one of you for your kind words of encouragement regarding my last post. It's just another affirmation of why I love this community so much. You guys totally rock!
As you know I am now in week 2 of 6W26P. I've been alternating between level one and level two to keep things interesting and in all honesty I am really digging this DVD. Say what you will about Jillian Michaels but she sure gets you moving!
Here's the photo you've all been waiting for:
I think I can safely say that I am starting to see some more definition but even better then that I am starting to feel stronger and strength = sexy in my books!
Workouts Last Week:
Thursday- Spinning (40 minutes)
Friday- No More Trouble Zones (50 min) and 6W26P (35 min)
Saturday- Yoga Meltdown (35 min)
Monday- Tabata (45 min) 6W26P (35 min)
Tuesday- Jogging (20 min) Elliptical (25 min)
Eats Last Week:
A good mix of whole grains, lean protein, fresh vegetables and fruit, high protein dairy and water.
Overall a very good week except for one thing. As I mentioned in a previous post I took an extra rest day last week to nurse a nagging pain in my leg. Assuming that it was a strain of some sort I figured that I day of rest and a few days off of running would alleviate the pain. Unfortunately I was wrong.
During my light run today (1.5 miles at a 11:26 pace) I felt the pain within minutes and was so bothered by it that I cut the run short (down from 3 miles) and hopped on the lower impact elliptical machine.
I'm just going to put it out there; the thought of an injury scares the shit outta me! I don't want to be hurt. I don't want to be side tracked. I don't want to fall behind. On top of that I am scared that being sidelined will cause me to fall off the band wagon altogether and by the time I'm ready to run again I really won't want to.
On the flip side I don't want to risk a more severe injury. I don't want to exacerbate what may be a minor problem. I don't want to turn what could have been a weeks' rest into a months' or more.
End freak out.
My plan at this point is to have a low impact cardio day tomorrow, ice the trouble spot often and test it out on the treadmill on Friday. If the pain doesn't start to subside within a few days a trip to the physician is in order.
Less running was not what I wanted but perhaps this is a lesson in what you want is not always what you need.
So tell me, any advice for a potentially injured runner?