It’s Monday, and my first five-day work week in awhile. My planner is a colorful sea of meetings, gymming, and volunteer work this week, but that’s how I like it.
Last week, I did some PT exercises, cross training, and cheering at a Memorial Day beer mile. Not much is new- my proximal hamstring pain is still a dull ache and thankfully not any worse. I’m still planning to get a platelet-rich plasma injection, but in the meantime, I’m doing eccentric exercises to strengthen my hammie, adding collagen to my protein shakes, and remembering my (doctor prescribed) iron supplement each day. I’m in no hurry for the PRP since I have no races on the calendar and I’m getting ready for summer vacation anyway.
|Monday||60 min. BodyPump|
|Wednesday||60 min. Elliptical + yoga|
|Thursday||60 min. Elliptical|
|Friday||60 min. Arc Trainer|
|Saturday||60 min. BodyPump|
|Sunday||60 min. Arc Trainer|
Monday was Memorial Day, so I kicked off the day with a morning BodyPump class, then cheered for friends running a beer mile at the Bridge to Nowhere. I sipped on a Strawberry Rita while timing the beer mile with my phone so the runners could have beer mile bragging rights. A few people ran a Memorial Day 5K that morning and still came out to beer mile which was pretty impressive!
On Saturday, I went to BodyPump again and the class was so packed, every weight was in use and people shared. While I long to be gymming two days a week and running on the other days instead of gymming every day, I feel like the instructors and staff care about people and not just the fact that they get monthly dues regardless. I am grateful to have a gymbership close to home (15 minute drive!).
Besides cross training, I had a fun weekend. On Saturday night, I went to my friend Vy’s birthday party. Amanda had big shoes to fill baking a birthday cake for Vy because Vy is always doing the baking, but the chocolate and coconut cake was delicious- you can’t beat homemade desserts.
We had a cookout with burgers, chicken, veggie burgers, sides, and drinks, and it was fun to chill out with friends and check out Vy’s new house and neighborhood.
On Sunday, I went to a going away party for a running friend, Vic, who is moving to Colorado. It was at Revelry Brewing, which also has a food truck and a large selection of wine as well as lots of beers to choose from. Another running friend, Cherry, organized the going away party and so many runners came out- that’s what makes our Charleston running community great.
This week, I’m volunteering at a few races and getting a lot of work done (it’s meeting week). I hope everyone has a great kick-off to summer!