This past weekend went incredibly fast and I am not really happy about it. How can the weekdays drag out sooooo much but then once it’s Saturday or Sunday – boom, it’s time for bed. If only I could find that job that let’s me work two days and have five off, I think my life would be complete.
This past weekend I did manage to get in a few workout type activities. Sister and I visited a local gym to check out membership options so on Saturday we both checked out the treadmills and weights. I was planning to tackle 50 minutes on the treadmill with a walk/run technique and did manage to make it. It was incredibly frustrating to not even make it 5 miles in 50 minutes because my leg would start feeling a little painful if I tried to push it too much but felt perfectly fine if I went slow and took breaks. Go figure.
My leg also felt tons better when I stopped than it did before I started running so I really can’t figure that one out. I’m becoming more and more convinced it is totally sciatic nerve related though because that would explain the exercise eventually making it better once I stop. I guess for now I just do what I can and stop if things seem like they are getting worse! I’m just crossing my fingers I can shake this at some point before the big marathon in January!?! So annoying though. But anyways, I got 4.5 miles done and really didn’t feel like it was as hard as I thought it would having now gone almost 2 months since running more than 2-3 miles at a time! We shall see if I am singing a different tune when I attempt a 9-10 miler….
On Sunday I decided to combine a few exercises and attempted to bike to the gym to swim. I almost died multiple times getting there (or so I imagine) but I did manage to get there and back in one piece Biking with traffic was terrifying (as I imagined it would be) but also not nearly as bad as I thought. I am hoping to find a route that allows the avoidance of a left hand turn though because those just plain suck when you are biking on the side of 2-3 lanes of traffic…
The ride to the gym took about 30 minutes and then I attempted to swim/float in the pool for 25 minutes or so. I realized how badly I will need to practice this skill if I ever want to attempt a triathlon… I maybe swam 200-300 yards with many, many breaks in between. Most sprint tris include at least a 400 meter swim that you don’t really want to take an extended break during. Yikes! I also need to practice putting my head under the water while swimming but I ALWAYS manage to get a nose full of chlorine. I think I need to invest in a nose plug!
I’m hoping after a few weeks of getting back acquainted with the water that I will feel less intimidated by it and will hopefully start to like it. It is a really fun way to workout, minus the chlorine inhalation part, and really makes your muscles work in ways they don’t normally. I was quite sore on Monday to say the least!
I’m still not really sure what made the weekend go fast but it’s already Tuesday morning so I guess it is really, truly, officially over… but only 4 more days to the next weekend, right?!?
Did you do anything fun over the weekend?