Monday, August 26, 2013

Training Truths: ZOOMA Week 7

It was week #2 on the sidelines despite my best efforts to be a good runner. Do you ever feel like when you start to focus on doing more of the good-for-you stuff, an injury suddenly appears? That is how I have felt this summer.

I spent the month of June adding yoga stretching poses to my daily routine by participating in the Athleta Seize-the-Solstice challenge and working to strengthen my core with a July Ab challenge. I also found an easy hip strengthening routine by Coach Jay called The Myrtl Routine.

It appears that I should have spent more time on my a$$. Seriously, PT Brian told me that my weak glutes make my hamstrings and hip flexors work overtime leading to strains. You'd think I'd have plenty of power packed back there by the looks of it, but no such luck. 

Monday - As much as I wanted to run, I made myself wait until after my chiropractor appointment. So it was another day of more rest except my August challenge core work modified as needed.

Tuesday - I went for my adjustment first thing in the morning where he found my hips out of whack (shocker). I decided to let the adjustment set before attempting a run, so it was more rest and core work only.

Wednesday - It took all of 10 seconds for me to realize that my hip was not ready for me to make my BIG COMEBACK. Following a minor melt-down, mr. C and I took the bikes out for 4+ miles. I followed up with my core work and then went to PT in the afternoon. I've had success in the past with ART, so I'm hoping this time is no different.

Thursday - My morning started with some core work and then I walked 3.61 miles on treadmill. 

Friday - I rode the bike on one of my 5 mile running routes. It has a good sized hill to tackle on the way back. I don't know why I thought it would be easier on a bike!

Saturday - I completed day 24 of my strength challenges, a glute strength routine and a round of Coach Jay's Myrtl before jumping on the treadmill for a 1.5 mile walk.

Sunday - challenge core work and some casual swimming at the lake.

I have another PT session today and then I'm hoping to lace up my Wave Creations. My goal for the week is to continue working on my glute strength and maybe run the 10 Miler on Saturday?!?


  1. oh yes yes yes on the IM TAKING MORE AND BETTER CARE OF ME and POOF! the back seizes up!

  2. when i was running, i had hip and knee pain and my sports chiro guy said it was due to weak hamstrings and hip flexors! i def had to do lots of exercises to strengthen!

  3. I completely agree!!! Love your workouts!

  4. If you have any suggestions that you feel were the most beneficial, I'd love to see them!

  5. injuries can be so tough. But I know you are doing all the right things!

  6. For me, being patient is almost tougher!

  7. I NEED to get back to doing these, my hips are so tight!

  8. Always listen to the body. Congrats on the extra day of rest... trust your instincts and you'll know how to approach it.

    Congrats on some great workouts, man, that's a list of movements.

  9. Ya gotta pay attention to the aches and pains, right? Good for you for doing just that.

  10. Way to listen to you body!

    Love all these glute moves - that's my focus area!


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