I am not sure I can in all good conscience use the phrase mash up without seeming like someone trying to be cooler than they really are…but I am giving it a try…
It has been an interesting week, it started well with awesome running and PT, but had a very definite dip in the middle when I couldn’t breathe properly and was forced to take an actual rest day! It picked up towards the end again mind you, when the muscle strain that was causing the breathing problem got better…possibly due to the rest day…
Monday involved walking and running, on two separate occasions…or to put it another way:
Lunchtime: 3km walk
PM: Running with Lisa, which as I mentioned last week is an experience!
A good experience, but certainly one that is different to many running experiences you may have! Lisa Is so energetic she is makes me try to go faster…something which I really need!!
so here we are…running 😀
I went to Lisa’s this week, and we ran on the downs link path, only it was a different part of the downs link path to normal…one much closer to the edge of the country…
(or the sea if you want to call it that…)
If you look closely at the picture there, you might see that we went 5.6km and that includes my personal 5k record 😀 woohoo!
So all in all a good run 😀
AM: PT 😀 this was excellent! we did some fairly confusing stuff with a ViPR which involved doing split squat jumps while switching sides with the Vipr, some hold the ViPR overhead and lean from side to side things, and some squats while holding the ViPR out with straight arms and sort of scooping it up above my head… a little bit like a mechanical digger!
We also did heavy squats…as you may know, I love heavy squats 😀 I did, 10@20kg as a warm up, 6 @40kg, 6 @ 50 kg and 6 @60kg 😀
In addition to this awesomeness there was of course some shoulder strengthening, and boxing, quite a lot of boxing 😀
Lunchtime: 2.7km walk
By the evening, I started to notice that it hurt across the top of my right pectoral muscle when I breathed or sat down…I decided to ignore it and hope it went away…
Wednesday morning I noticed that the main in my chest was not better…but it did get better when I lent on a spiky ball…leading me to believe it was muscular in origin. It was in fact the exact same pain I had when I came off crutches after having a broken leg, which was indeed a muscle overwork in my chest…
so I decided to take Ibruprophen, lean on my spiky ball more and hope it went away…
Lunchtime: 2.8km walk
PM: dancing. I thought dancing would probably be fine, after all it was only muscle pain not actually trouble breathing…and I was right, for the first couple of dances, then after number 4 or 5 I felt like I couldn’t breath and nearly had a panic attack…so got banned from dancing any more by my more sensible friends in mythago…
By Thursday, I decided that this not being able to breathe thing was getting annoying and that unless I actually let my self heal, I wasn’t going to get any better…
So I read the internet, asked Nancy and did a little soul searching and decided that it was in my best interests to have an actual rest day! you can read about it and why it was a good idea here “the rest day!”
the pain was much less…still hurt when I laid down but most of it was gone…maybe resting was a good idea…
Lunchtime 2.8km walk
Saturday was another running day!! that is two in a week…I’ll get back in to this I know I will!
I went for a run with Rachel, the friend of mine who has convinced me to do a half marathon with her despite my not being a runner!
I was a little concerned about this after my weird pains during the week, but when I woke up nothing hurt so I decided it couldn’t be that bad!
we also went at Rachel intervals which helped…Rachel is just starting her running life, she is doing the c25k and is on week 3 so we did a combination of that and some 2 min intervals and 3 min walks on the way back. It was good, exactly the right thing for that particular Saturday, and it pushed Rachel into going for 2km more than she normally does 😀
Rachel is, once she gets more used to running, going ot be much better at it than me…she is taller and lighter…which means I am going to have to up my game to keep up 😀 yeay a challenge!
Sunday was lovely pilates day! it was a good challenging pilates class, with enough to extend me 😀
And the rest of the day I dedicated to studying advance anatomy and physiology for my fast approaching Personal Trainer workshop!
You may also have noticed a lack of insanity workouts this week…It was a deliberate ploy in line with the “have a rest and attempt to fix yourself” thinking I employed this week! I will be back on it next week 😀