Happy December everyone! I hope you guys had a good recovery from Thanksgiving, whether you spent it Turkey Trotting or Carb Loading for your comeback race (I did the latter).
My week was okay. I did a little more running than last week, and I wish I could say it was completely pain free. I’m learning how to live with and manage the knee pain, at least, thanks to icy hot patches, hot packs, and a knee compression brace. I go back to the ortho on Monday and am hoping for a PT referral or some advice on kicking the pain for good.
|Monday||30 min. Arc Trainer + 4.1 miles + ITB Rehab Routine|
|Tuesday||60 min. Arc Trainer + ITB Rehab Routine|
|Wednesday||4.1 miles track|
|Thursday||60 min. Elliptical + ITB Rehab Routine|
|Friday||5.1 miles + 30 min. yoga|
|Saturday||60 min. yoga + ITB Rehab Routine|
|Sunday||7 miles + 60 min. BodyFlow|
The highlight of my week was the track workout. It was great to run and have the crew together again. Most everyone did a 6 x 800m workout, and I ran 4 x 800m. My endurance is completely shot but I managed decent splits. I started my cooldown early and cheered for everyone still running, then we all headed to Montreaux for food and recovery beverages.
We have another track workout this Wednesday and then a week off since almost everyone is running the Kiawah Marathon or Kiawah Half Marathon. I really wish I was healthy enough to run it- my original plan was to shoot for a 1:35 half, but we know what happens to the best laid plans (like that marathon training plan I haven’t looked at in 4 weeks).
On Thursday, I went to Crooked Crown with Charleston Beer Runners (who ran to Crooked Crown- I provided rides back to cars since it was a cross training day for me). We had a toy drive complete with Marines and filled an entire box for Toys for Tots. Crooked Crown also provided happy hour prices all night and free pop-tails (boozy popsicles) for everyone who donated a toy or $10. I had a chocolate porter/beer popsicle and some sweet potato tamales and will definitely be going back.
Working from home, I don’t get to participate in my company’s toy drives and angel tree, so it was neat to be able to give back this holiday season by donating this way. The USMC Toys for Tots also presented Charleston Beer Runners with a nice certificate of appreciation for our donations.
The weekend included more yoga, including the grand opening class at Soul Yoga and Wellness in West Ashley and a yoga class at ATT Lowcountry with Clay. Since I can’t run much, I’m enjoying yoga- I can get my heels down in Downward Facing Dog at the very beginning of class, so my flexibility has certainly improved. Yoga helps the knee pain more than the NSAIDs or “rest”, too. I bought an 8-class pass for Soul Yoga and look forward to going back.
I hope everyone has a wonderful week!