RWIR #15: Enough is Enough

That title pretty much sums it up. It has been a crap week for recovery and an even worse week for training. My 0 to ultra plan has fallen to the wayside completely as I’ve tried to balance pain with progress.

Saturday
Activity: Cardio + Rehab
Relevant Stats: 25 minutes cardio + 45 minutes rehab exercises
Observations: After last Friday’s epic failure and still in pain, I opted for a brief gym workout. I wanted to get my body moving to see if it improved the situation.  While it didn’t make things worse, it also did not improve matters. Yet again, I was discouraged.

Sunday
Activity: Cardio + Rehab
Relevant Stats: 15 minutes cardio + 45 minutes rehab exercises
Observations: In a total and utter funk, and after hours of dress and gift shopping in a crowded mall (my own personal version of hell), all I could muster was a workout largely focused on my rehab exercises. It didn’t feel like enough, but I had no spirit and energy to bring to the table. None.

Monday
Activity: Spin
Relevant Stats: 60 minutes
Observations: This was my first decent workout in days. I worked hard, did sprints (which I hate) and broke a good sweat. Also, my SI felt ten times better afterwards. Instead of making me happy, this only got me more riled up because I don’t understand what is making it worse nor better. Inconsistencies are not my friend.

Tuesday
Activity: Cardio + Rehab
Relevant Stats: 30 minutes stairs + 30 minutes strength
Observations: I have a love/hate relationship with running stairs. I know it’s good for me, and sometimes I have the mindset to just power through, but it just never gets easy. This was a better day in the spectrum of hate to love and I knocked out a solid 30 in my building’s stairwell. Only one tiny apartment dog was nearly harmed in the process (don’t ask).

Wednesday
Activity: Spin
Relevant Stats: 60 min.
Observations: I knew this was my last chance for a decent workout before wedding weekend adventures where access to motivation and means would be limited. After my adventures on the stairs, and a day of spin, I suffered some seriously tight calves.

Thursday
Activity: sitting on my ass on  a plane then in a car
Relevant Stats: travel day…sigh
Observations: We spent a day on our asses and then were reunited with great friends who treated us to a deliciously large but totally unearned steak dinner complete with ice cream cake. And wine. Holidays are the best.

Friday
Activity: walking
Relevant Stats: touristy things!!!
Observations: With a full agenda including a trip to Niagara Falls and family dinner in Niagara on the lake, ain’t nobody got time for workouts. I will have to settle on the health benefits of walking and sweating off five pounds in the humidity and heat.

I think it’s clear that progress did not occur this week, and next week will likely be the same as I’ll be focused on family time, wedding festivities, and touristy things.  And so, I give this week a firm:

going nowhere

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s