January 18, 2016

Weekly Workout Roundup: Jan 18th



This has been quite a week starting with my injury at the WDW Marathon last Sunday as the low to to my physical therapy visit on Friday being my high point.  Returning a day early from Florida was necessary due to my injury and a cancellation at the orthopedic doctor's office Monday morning gave me a quick diagnosis for my knee/left leg injury.  A troubling IT band was not what I expected, but after seeing my PT on Friday, I knew I was well on the road to recovery following a prescription from the doctor.  My next visit will be today and hopefully doing my homework diligently will be duly noted!  Saturday night we had a blast playing "wacky bowling" with a large group of friends.  Bowling between your partners legs, skipping, and twirling were all part of the fun.  Tom carried our team and we both came home with silver medals to show for our efforts.  And yes, we were made to wear them the whole evening!

Our weekly workouts are listed below and best of all, we are both improving with our physical therapy.

Christine 
Currently training for: Getting my knee healthy again, no races on the horizon
Training plan: None
Fitness goals/focus areas: Strengthening my quads, glutes, and hips to alleviate knee pain and focus on building my cardiovascular endurance for when I do start running again!

Mon, Jan 11th: PT exercises; 40 min spin bike; stretching

Tues, Jan 12th: Physical Therapy; 25 min elliptical trainer; upper body circuit with walk-out planks, renegade rows, tricep extensions, and bicep curls

Wed, Jan 13th: PT exercises, 30 min stationary bike, abs, stretching

Thurs, Jan 14th: Physical Therapy, 30 min yoga focusing on hips and hamstrings

Fri, Jan 15th: PT exercises

Sat, Jan 16th: 20 min dog walk, 30 min bike ride

Sun, Jan 17th: 30 min elliptical, push-ups, PT exercises

Pam
Currently training for: London Marathon
Training plan: Coach Sami
Fitness goals/focus areas: strengthen glutes and recover from injury to my IT band

Mon, Jan 11th: Visit to Orthopedic doctor to evaluate my knee

Tues, Jan 12th: Rest day

Wed, Jan 13th:  Rest day but had a sports massage to work on my IT band

Thurs, Jan 14th: Rest day

Fri, Jan 15th: Physical Therapy - great visit but have to work on several things to improve strength

Sat, Jan 16th: Rest day, but played "wacky bowling" with friends

Sun, Jan 17th:  Rest day

Did anyone race the Star Wars Challenge this weekend in California?

What was your best workout of the week?  (bowling would be my answer)

(Pam)


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41 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about your knee! I read your recap and it sounds like the pain was excruciating. ITB was my first running in injury back in the day...hit me like a ton of bricks after my first Chicago marathon. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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    1. I'm hoping for a speedy recovery too Marcia.

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  2. Sorry about the injuries, but glad you are doing PT to fix everything. Would love to hear the exercises as a reminder of what moves I should keep doing!

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    1. So the exercises are kinda funny, at least the names are: Frankenstein walk, Porta potty squats and then one with no name where you go into a bridge, have a band around your knees, separate them for 5 seconds and repeat 15 times.

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  3. Wacky bowling sounds so fun! When I was in college, we used to cosmic bowling, which was basically drinking a bowling in the dark with loud music. It was really fun, though!

    I'm glad you're on your way to recovery with your knee. I know several people that have IT band issues. if you find out any good preventative secrets, please let us know! ;)

    I hope your knee feels better soon!!

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    1. I think doing plenty of core and strength work is the key to keeping the IT band injuries away. I'm really listening to my coach and my PT guy

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  4. Great job bring so diligent with your PT! Wacky bowling sounds really fun. This is the first I've heard of it, so I'm going to see if they offer it near me.

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    1. Wacky bowling is a made up game that and you can find the rules on the internet. We had about 14 couples which made it really fun.

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  5. I'm sorry to hear you're both dealing with injuries. That stinks. But you're doing everything right with PT, cross-training, strength training, etc. I hope you're back on the roads ASAP!!

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    1. Me too, I hate missing out on my running and most of all seeing all my running friends.

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  6. Sorry to hear that you two are both dealing w an injury right now. I hope the physical therapy helps and you will be able to continue your training for London. Sorry we weren't able to meet up at Disney this time.

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    1. I'm pretty lucky because it looks like I have a few strength issues that should be able to be managed. That should help me get back on the roads.

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  7. I'm glad you found out what caused you so much pain. I self-diagnosed myself as well even prior to this race as have ITBS. I would love to hear what strengthing exercises your going to do to help with yours. I rested a week and ran a very slow easy 3 miles this morning with no problems, but towards the end I knew I couldn't do too much more. Again, I'm so glad to connect with you, I sure wish it had been before the marathon but better late than never right? I'll be back to see how your recovery plays out! :)

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    1. I'm anxious about the recovery process, but am following everything my PT, doctor and coach tell me to do. I really hope I am back on the road soon.

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  8. I hope both of you get your knees to feeling better! Wacky bowling sounds like so much fun Pam!! What a fun idea!!!

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    1. Your boys would love wacky bowling with their friends and family. You can get the rules online.

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  9. Gah the dreaded knee issues. I've spent the last 2 years dealing with knee problems on and off. I finally feel like I've gotten a handle on them. Went through shockwave therapy and now I'm on a run / walk program. I've tossed my orthotics as my PT and I both thought that was part of the problem. Here's to a smooth recovery!!!

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    1. Ahh, interesting that you got rid of orthotics. My PT had me remove my custom insoles and go with what Brooks provides for my shoes. I hope after some good strength training I will back running.

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  10. Oh, knee problems! Gah! I'm in the same boat, except no diagnosis! Let's get them fixed ladies, so we can get out running again!

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    1. Sarah I realize that a huge problem is varied strength throughout your body. While my glutes have adequate strength, they need more to support running marathons. I am busy doing lots of exercise to make them stronger.

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  11. Sorry to hear that your injury caused you to have to leave Disney a day early, Pam. But it sounds like it was the right decision. Hope that PT continues to go well for both of you.

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    1. I was never so happy to go home and the front desk at the Poly and my travel agent were so helpful. Injuries are no fun and they handled it like champs.

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  12. Sorry to hear you are both injured. Here's to speedy recoveries!

    I've not been bowling for ages, wacky bowling sounds like a lot of fun.

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    1. Wacky bowling makes for a really fun night and I think kids would enjoy it too.

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  13. That ITB is as pesky as PF. Both hard as heck to get rid of. Hoping both of you feel better fast!

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    1. Thanks, we are definitely working hard to get back to our normal activities. PT is not always fun.

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  14. Ugh, knees! Good luck to both of you with that. My knees have been okay - the hips get a bit cranky and I've been trying pretty hard to keep them in check.

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  15. Glad you're both recovering! The wacky bowling definitely sounds fun :)

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  16. I hate you are both having knee issues. What is the PT having you do? Mine felt great until I tried to run a couple of miles yesterday. It is not ready! I'm foam rolling but that's about it. I usually don't have lingering problems with it, but I usually don't run a marathon either. Ha. I'm hoping it just needs a little extra TLC.

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    1. Oh, and welcome to the Weekly Wrap! It was such a nice surprise to see you on the link today. I hope you'll make it a habit.

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    2. It's funny that when we switched out our recap to Monday starting this year (Christine's idea) I told her I was going to join the link up. It will be fun finding new blogs to follow.

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  17. I hope your knee pain goes away soon! I can empathize, having suffered from knee issues for what seems like forever! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I look forward to following yours!!!

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  18. that wacky bowling sounds like a blast! Boo to the injuries ;-) Hope both of you are able to heal quickly.

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  19. Grr, injuries - how frustrating! But good on you for powering through with your PT exercises. Hope the healing process is quick! And someday I would LOVE to run the Star Wars races - I'm a long-time fan!!

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  20. Sorry to hear about the injuries! Glad to hear you are both improving with physical therapy. Wacky bowling sounds fun!

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  21. Sorry that you are injured but glad you are on the road to recovery! I've heard that IT band injuries can be really annoying. I have had plenty of running injuries but somehow avoided that one!

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  22. Bowling is great for cross training! Or at least for having fun ;) I hope your injuries improve soon! Great job with the physical therapy.

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  23. So glad the knee issue has been diagnosed! I hope you have a safe and fast recovery!! :) Bowling sounds like loads of fun!!!

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  24. I am wishing you a speedy recovery! and training for the London marathon, that is so cool is so many ways! Cheers!

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  25. Uggh, so sorry you both are dealing with knee issues! Stick with those PT exercises ladies!! Fingers crossed for a fast recovery for both of you!

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