Yesterday, I covered some of this in my monthly recap, but I’m posting some of the same info so that I have a record…you know, for when I do my December recap! It was a light week, severely lacking in any strength exercises:
|Wednesday 11/26||PT + Run/walk||22 minutes, 1.72 miles|
|Thursday 11/27||PT||Happy Thanksgiving! No exercise for me!|
|Friday 11/28||PT||Couch day. All day. Literally. Only 784 steps on my FitBit. Pathetic|
|Sunday 11/30||PT + Run/walk||13:39 minutes, 1.15 miles|
|Monday 12/1||PT + Treadmill||21 minutes, 1.5 miles at my PT appointment|
My PT appointment was on Monday. We reviewed my 3 short run/walk and she had me on the treadmill, walking 3 minutes, running 2 minutes for just over 20 minutes. I run slower on the treadmill (5.5 mph) – does that happen to anyone? It was embarrassing to be there for a running injury and going at their suggested “aggressive walking pace.” I’m short. My aggressive walking pace is 3.7 mph. Any higher than that and I’m falling off the treadmill. I also forgot a sports bra and a hair elastic, so I was hella sweaty by the end of this. She probably does it for everyone, but she kept asking me if I was okay and I was thinking, “do I not look okay? like I can’t run at an aggressive walking pace for 2 minutes? you’re probably right, I’m probably not okay, but I’m saying yes anyway and doing everything in my power to not huff and puff right now…” <—that was some fancy stream of consciousness writing, though I don’t think my consciousness is as evolved as James Joyce.
Anyway, I was slightly admonished for running outside. I’m supposed to stick to the treadmill in this recovery phase. Then the track. Then outside. Blech. But, I left with our hospital’s Return to Running program, a 16 page document that my therapist had to go through and highlight the important parts. Between now and my next appoint I’m supposed to run on the treadmill for 3 times a week: 4 minutes walking, 2 minutes running for 30 minutes total. And continue my PT exercises, of course.
Goals for the upcoming week are to do my required 3 runs and get in 2 strength workouts. It’s also finals week, so this should be a blast. NOT.