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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Weekly Workout Recap!

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Hey hey hey! I hope you are having a good weekend!
Here is what I was up to on the workout stuff...



My longest run/walk since I started run/walking!
(It's the little thing, people!)


 

Chest @ HOME




A very hot run/walk. This is how I broke it down:

1/4 mile walking warm up
2.25 mile run
1/4 mile walk
1 mile run
1/4 mile walking cool down


REST.
I spent the entire morning at the Hershey Bone and Joint Institute.
I was extremely tired the rest of the day and just didn't feel like doing anything.
Just to illustrate how tired I was, I'll tell you I went to bed at 7:51pm that night to the sound of Paul practicing the piano. (I am teaching him!)



MY FIRST DAY WITH A NEW LEASE ON LIFE
I WANTED TO DO ALL THE THINGS!
I woke up at 4:30am and took my time relaxing.
Then I went for a run.



Another run. I ran in Boiling Springs while Paul fished. I tried not to look at my Garmin and just run what felt good at the time. Apparently, a 9 minute mile feels good to me right now!




My first strength training workout that included lower body in MONTHS!
I am giddy to say I did back + legs yesterday with confidence in knowing I wasn't damaging my body. As you can see, I am starting with baby steps. I did 3 exercises with 3 sets each at a low resistance level. It's humbling, but it's the smart thing to do!

What are you favorite lower body exercises?

14 comments:

  1. This is so great, Megan! How are you hip and knee feeling with going back to your normal routine?! Falling asleep around 8 pm is something I do almost every single night (I'm a grandma for sure).

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    1. Knee felt fine from my runs, felt a liiiittle weird from lifting but nothing horrible. I didn't take any pain meds or use icy hot or anything. I am just trying to address it and deal with it and be CONFIDENT that there is nothing wrong and maybe I will feel less pain!? Hip is good! But sometimes if I push it it pops up again so I am not calling myself healed on that front but it is def a lot better.

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    2. Amazing! I am glad you are almost back to normal lady!!

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    3. Well I wouldn't say I'm back to normal but I'm working on it!

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  2. So glad you are getting back to doing some of the things you want to do! I bet that doing the leg exercises with help you to get stronger and hopefully address any imbalances causing the knee and hip pain!

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  3. So glad you are back to running. So is Paul a good student???
    I can fall asleep ANYTIME after 8pm. It's a gift. Staying asleep all night, now that is another story!

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    1. Paul is a good student but he curses A LOT :)

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  4. Great week Meg! I'm starting to really like one legged squats lol.

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    1. I can't do those! Do you do like pistol squats?

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  5. Looks like a great week of workouts! What are you training for!

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    1. Nada, just trying to get my fitness back after suffering from a knee injury that was apparently all in my mind...

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  6. That's a great start! I don't think I have any legs work I love. I just know I need it. Did you feel any different after doing all this?

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    1. Other than my ass hurting for 3 days and an "awareness" in my knee it was okay.

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