Year 2 Week 5: Workout Compendium

Well…it has been an interesting week…

and by interesting I mean difficult…

and annoying and painful…but it improved significantly towards the end, so it is definitely not all bad! πŸ˜€

The first thing you need to know was my arm was out of action for a considerable amount of the week. It was ok…as long as I didn’t move it quickly, or try to lift it up, or sideways…

sunThe second thing you need to know is that we are having uncharacteristically hot weather in the UK at the moment (27ΒΊC and upwards) …and with it comes humidity and for some reason a blatant refusal to drop in more than a degree or so until about 11pm!

Yes…I know, these sound like excuses…they aren’t…I have still been doing stuff, I promise! But what with healing an injury and fighting the heat, I have had a slight lack of energy. I just thought you all should know πŸ™‚

I promise I am trying to become re-energy-fied (yes that is the technical term…)

but this is what I got up to last week…


Lunchtime: walk, 3km

core cardio and balanceΒ PM: This week was “recovery week” in Insanity, so I did as I was told and did the Core Cardio and Balance DVD.
It was gentler paced than the other ones…and it was modified to substitute extra leg based exercises for anything that might have caused my arm to fall off…which was basically anything that involved bearing my weight on my arms…or flinging my arms above my head!


Lunchtime: Walk, 3.1km
PM: Insanity Core Cardio and Balance (modified for arm)


Wednesday was the day I went to see lovely Sophie the sports therapist to see if she could undo the damage to my arm… she did make a good start, I came away with my arm taped back on, but as yet still no ability to lift my arm above my head…I did have some hope thought as her conclusions were that it was an inflammation reaction protecting the old damage rather than new damage as such…

yes, Luke, that is how I feel about growing up too…

Wednesday was also the day I did something uncharacteristically sensible for me, and decided to attempt to rest my arm and let it heal… maybe I am turning into a grown up…

I did this by not doing any Insanity, but I did go dancing…
I dance more than I should have, but did become adept at sticking with my left arm…and we spent a lot of time learning a brand new dance so a lot was walking…

I did enough to be active, but not enough to be crazy


Lunchtime: 3km walk
The rest of Thursday was dedicated to sensible grown up type activities such as not doing insanity with a damaged arm and falling asleep on Β the sofa!
As I said, enough to be active, but not enough to hurt my self!

Friday morning I woke up with pins and needles in my hand…

I was concerned as this seemed to be a bad sign… my arm still hurt, nothing was better, but there were new pins and needles…

then about half way through friday afternoon, my arm got better…the pins and needles went away, I could move my arm without squeaking and it was suddenly better than it was before the fateful osteopath trip!

I know this sounds crazy unlikely…but that is what happened!!

Lunchtime: 3km walk
PM: Insanity Core Cardio and Balance (slightly modified just in case)


Saturday was dancing day…and despite my worries earlier in the week I headed off to Eastbourne for The Lammas festival with no worries about my arm πŸ˜€

look me…looking at the camera…it is amazing how often that happens…

it was an excellent day of dancing, there were 6 sides, and we traveled in a pack around eastbourne dancing in random places along the way.

Ok…it wasn’t quite like that, we were not actually a rogue band of dancers menacing our way through a quite seaside town…

there were designated places to dance, and marshals telling us where to go and everything πŸ™‚

We processed from place to place lead by the pentacle drummers…which was handy, because not knowing eastbourne at all, I got an un-loseable escort to stop me getting lost πŸ˜€

Anyway…lots of fun was had by all on this intensely hot dancing day!
I danced:
Our Henry, Star of the County Down, Avebury Ring, Witch Hunt, Standing Stones, Summerland, Thor’s Hammer… and I think that is all..there was also a lot of walking πŸ˜€


Insanity Core Cardio and Balance
(yes I know it was supposed to be an insanity rest day, but I decided I had missed enough already this week!

7 thoughts on “Year 2 Week 5: Workout Compendium

  1. The fact that you listened to your body and didn’t go crazy is huge progress! I hope your arm is back to normal now. Hope the heat has finally broken for you! It’s crazy hot here in Vegas (over 40C) but at least the AC is on and working! πŸ™‚


    1. πŸ˜€ I know…progressing towards grown up behaviour!!
      I am pretty much back to normal now πŸ˜€ and the heat has dropped to a much more respectable 23 degrees…even cool enough to run πŸ˜€


  2. Hope your arm gets better! I am very glad that you let it rest!! It is annoying doing grown up behavior sometimes…a majority of the time πŸ™‚ … but listening to your body is important! Feel better!


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