Another week on the injured list, better known as #TeamJanky. Sadly, some of my friends are now injured, which means Team Janky has grown. With a plethora of injuries represented, Dr. Frankenstein could piece together a healthy runner from all of our non-injured parts if he ever meets Team Janky.
Since I’m not running due to peroneal tendonitis, I’m basically a gymgoer on autopilot. Every day I go to Planet Fitness at the same time of day and see the same characters. I use the same machines- even the same elliptical and arc trainer unless someone is using them. On other days, I attend group fitness classes and cringe when there’s 30 seconds left in a BodyPump track and the instructor yells out “Finish line!”.
I haven’t seen a race start or finish line in awhile. I don’t feel like a runner anymore.
Thursday was the highlight of my week. On Monday night, I participated in Salty Running’s Twitter chat, Salty Chat. Salty Chat is held every Monday night at 8 PM and always a great chance to talk about running and fitness issues. This week’s chat was sponsored by Hammer Nutrition, who held a giveaway at the end of the chat. I won the giveaway and expected some samples to arrive in the mail in four to six weeks.
Imagine my surprise when I returned from 60 minutes of ellipticalling on Thursday and found a box packed with full-size Hammer Nutrition products. Unpacking the box and reading about the different products brightened my day. I can’t wait to try out Recoverite and show everyone “How I Hammer” once my peroneal tendonitis clears up and I can return to training.
Besides that, I took Friday off work and volunteered at packet pick up for Peyton’s Wild and Wacky 5K/50K/Relay. I spent four hours on my feet handing out packets and talking to runners about the event. I was glad to see some friends and help out a race for a good cause. I try to only run races where some of the proceeds benefit a charity, and since I couldn’t run, at least I could do volunteer to help the Moore family and remember Peyton.
As for my own healing, my ankle pain has gone from sharp and severe to more of a dull ache. I’m hoping I’ll be running again soon, but I’m not pushing my luck until I’m 100% comfortable starting back. I’ll just be glad to hit the pavement and the track with friends.
|Monday||60 min. Arc Trainer + ITBS Rehab Routine + ankle/heel PT|
|Tuesday||60 min. Elliptical|
|Wednesday||60 min. Arc Trainer + ITBS Rehab Routine + ankle/heel PT|
|Thursday||60 min. Elliptical + 60 min. BodyPump|
|Friday||45 min. Arc Trainer + Volunteering at Peyton’s Run|
|Saturday||60 min. BodyPump|
|Sunday||90 min. Elliptical + 60 min. Yoga|
I’m linking up with Holly at Hohoruns and Tricia at MississippiPiddlin‘ for their weekly wrap link. Check it out here. I’m also linking up with Courtney of Eat, Pray, Run, DC. You can check those posts out here.