Thursday, February 7, 2013
Friday I had my run in with the treadmill and re-injuring the muscles I'd worked so hard to heal. The next day I moved up to the final level on my shoe inserts and it felt like a firm golf ball in there. I mean holy hell, it was like adding 3 levels by the standards they used to build you up on the previous levels. I knew from previous level changes that my feet were going to be sore but when it raises your arch that much it makes it super sore. I went snowshoeing Sunday and Tuesday so you've got that added in with everything else and I'm back to "no impact" likely for the rest of the week. Nothing like having your chiro tell you what progress you've made only to feel like you've knocked yourself three weeks back in time healing wise. I know this adjustment will take a week or two but I was just really liking the feeling of feeling almost normal again. It also reminds me that even as strong as my muscles were feeling, I'm still in recovery and I can't rush it. My goal is to be completely back to prior exercise levels by our summer vacation. Everything still makes me sore like the balance board he's got me doing and even some of the stretches. I will not get in my own way and I suppose the past week was a good reminder of how quickly that can happen if I let my head get ahead of my body.
It's a hell of a week to tweak the plan eh? Oh, I didn't tell you? We're bumping up exercise from five to six days per week. We've done this before, it didn't do anything but I don't know we gave it the proper three weeks before. I also bumped my level up on the Total Trainer from five to six...whatever that means. It's more. :-) We're altering high cal days to be one meal, one sweet instead of just eating what we want for any meal that day. It kind of sucks that we made the change on Aunt Flo week because I'm bloated like a Macy's float so who knows what the scale will throw at me this week. I couldn't even move my rings this morning. Boo.
How's your week treating you?
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