Yesterday at physical therapy we talked some about limitations and accepting the fact that sometimes we never “get back” to the point we used to be. I told the therapist that I was not ready to give up on long runs or fast runs so I need to pursue this whole leg issue further. I will continue to do the strengthening moves and work on good alignment but I think it is time for the next step – visiting my orthopedic surgeon.
Sunday 12/14 – 45 torso and leg lifts while laying face down.
By holding my hands back instead of in front this changed the move and degree that I could raise. When I do a basic superman I never get quite as much lift!
Monday 12/15 – 45 side plank crunch (bring top knee in).
I liked this move!! And, of course, I had to flip over and do another set of 45.
I ran 9 miles – furthest run in awhile in 71:10 followed by 1.5 easy miles. I spent over an hour and a half on the treadmill which is a record these days.
Tuesday 12/16 – 45 burpees with plank jack push-up.
Yikes – I haven’t done many burpees or push-ups in awhile and this was tough!!!
After that I went with an easier workout – Burn & Firm Pilates.
Wednesday 12/17 – 45 overhead circles with medicine ball (8 pound).
I circled clockwise for 45 reps and then switched direction for another set –
This move is good for your core but I also felt it in my forearms later in the day!!!
I ran a slowish 5 miles – 43:27 followed by 3.5 easy miles. My leg was very achey after this run!!!
Thursday 12/18 – 45 double crosses (for core).
This was hard for me!!! I counted a right over left + a left over right as 1 rep.
I did one of my DVDs that has lots of 10 minute workouts – Quick Fix Toning. I did 6 sections for a nice full body hour workout.
Friday 12/19 – 45 leg lifts to back on a diagonal (a therapy move).
I’m really working on staying straight and not tilting my body on these moves while strengthening my hips.
I did an 8 mile run – 64:31 followed by an easy 1.5 miles.
Saturday 12/20 – 45 clams with a band. My therapist wants me to do clams more often but I told her I never really feel them – she said to use a small band – I definitely felt them today!!!
My hip was burning by the time I finished all 45!!! Then I flipped over to do more!
So, I’m struggling with the fact that even though I can run it might be making my leg worse – this week it has hurt a lot more than last week. I don’t want to do any permanent damage but I need to run!!!