Despite the excitement of this week, I have, through good planning and determination, managed to get in 3 workouts, 3 runs, and 3 spin sessions. Today will make 4 workouts, runs, cycling....and Saturday will be run #5 for the week....and that is a very, very good week for me. It used to be a normal week. But the reality is right now it is a very exciting thing just to have pulled off what used to be normal.
For those of you who have been in the know about my IT band issues (no, I have not mentioned it here because i just wanted to work through it and get it fixed, then tell you all), this is the first week since the week before Diablo that it has not been hurting ( I have a feeling it could go back all the way before Napa w/the hip pain). It was a major accomplishment to get through one 3 miler w/o pain afterwards....so to have gotten 3 runs in (all 3 milers, but I'm focused on the fact that I'm running, not worried about distance for now) is huge. They were all treadmill runs, and I am really suspecting that pushing the 5 year old solid brick of a son in the double jogger is no longer an option. I have also been rotating through old pairs/brands/styles of shoes to see if that makes a difference. I have been foam rolling (have it on my workout room wall whiteboard as a regularly scheduled activity) like a champ, and Brian has also been taking a wooden rolling pin to my legs, which is extremely painful, but in a good way and I do feel "better" afterwards. There is a foam roller/myofacial release class at the end of the month Brian and I are taking in hopes of learning a few things.
Anyhow, I am pretty stoked about the 'fitness' side of things this week. Ticks, fire, bike tours, throwing up kids...no matter, mommas gonna get her workouts/runs/spinning in!!
(I forgot to mention I picked up the oldest early yesterday, she was throwing up at school)