It’s Monday and you know the drill. As I mentioned in last week’s recap, I’m on a running hiatus while I work through my injury issues. This was Week #2 of the “Cross Train Till I Go Insane” plan.
I went to Fleet Feet Mt. Pleasant and got a new pair of running shoes- the Hoka Clifton. The only running I did was running across the sports chiropractor’s office a few times in them (he was the one who suggested I try a rocker bottom shoe), but he seemed to think they’d help my gait issues. A lot of runners with limited big toe flexibility seem to swear by Hokas, so maybe they’ll work for me.
If nothing else, my friends won’t have to lean down as far to take pictures with me.
|Monday||65 min. Elliptical + 45 min. BodyPump + 30 min. BodyFlow|
|Tuesday||60 min. Elliptical|
|Wednesday||60 min. BodyPump + 60 min. Arc Trainer|
|Thursday||60 min. Elliptical|
|Friday||60 min. Arc Trainer|
|Saturday||60 min. BodyPump|
|Sunday||60 min. Arc Trainer|
Even though I’m not running, I spent a lot of time with friends this week. On Wednesday night, I attended the Yelp Celebrates National Foodie Day pizza party at Famulari’s Brewpub on James Island. I sampled a few pizzas and beers- it was a pizza and beer pairing- and hung out with Vy, Craig, and some other Charleston Yelp Elites.
I never knew that National Foodie Day was a real thing, but I’m down with any holiday that features pizza and beer. Famulari’s has a great thin-crust pizza and a really nice vanilla latte flavored beer (I’m not even a beer fan, and I liked that one). Shoutout to Victorious Photography for the pics.
On Saturday, I went to the Charleston Greek Festival with Emily and Sean. I love Greek food- and most all ethnic food- so I was excited about the grape leaves, spanakopita, and baklava. Greek Fest also had some fun crafts and items to buy, and I bought two Christmas ornaments. Normally I buy a Christmas ornament for every destination where I travel, but these were cute and the prices were very affordable for a festival.
I also volunteered at this week’s Race the Landing 5K, where I got to add “Official Cinnabon Transporter” to my race volunteer resume. I had to drive 12 boxes of Cinnabons from the West Ashley store to Charles Towne Landing without eating any. Needless to say, my car smelled heavenly. At the race, I volunteered at the finish line handing out water.
When I left the race, every Cinnabon was gone. I had my doubts, especially since we also had an ice cream truck at the race, but the Charleston area runners never let me down when it comes to demolishing 12 boxes of Cinnabon. Thanks Noah Runs Real Estate for the ice cream truck and Todd Miller of Blue Water Cinnabon for the buns.
This week, I have two appointments with the sports chiropractor and one appointment at the orthopedist- the one where I get my MRI results. Last week, a few people have asked if I’ve gotten the results, and no, I haven’t. This isn’t House, M.D.; you don’t get MRI results back after a two minute commercial break and you’re not cured in 60 minutes. Medicine- and insurance- don’t work that way, and wanting to run again and having Kiawah on the schedule in December doesn’t jump me up on the waiting list.
I hope if something was broken, torn, or growing in my pelvis, my doctor would call to get me in sooner. I guess that’s a positive sign, right?
I guess I’ll find out for certain on Wednesday.