Since last week, I’ve gently tried to ease back into my workouts. It’s difficult, boring, frustrating, but the smart thing to do – something any runner can understand. We’re a stubborn bunch who like what we do, run.

I once forgot to take my running shoes with me to a family reunion in Nashville. Bill and I woke up early on Saturday morning to run, and only then did I realize I didn’t have my trusty kicks with me. Extremely disappointed, Bill and I found a sporting goods store later that day so I could buy new shoes and we headed out the following morning for our long run. One of my aunts chimed in that she would have been ecstatic to have forgotten her shoes if that meant she didn’t have to run. She’s not a runner and she didn’t understand…

As my infographic points out, I got a whole lot more waking in this week due to taking it easy. Tuesday’s run was replaced primarily with walking and a few easy strides on this little secret dirt trail I love.

 

While in my little private spot, I crossed the little dammed up branch for some stretching and yoga.

 

Once home, I hopped on my Teeter Inversion Board (affiliate link) to help decompress my spine. This week I focused a little more than usual on it with the hopes of helping stretch out my back and releasing the pressure against my sciatic nerve.

 

During Wednesday’s walk, I spent a little more time running, about a half mile total and made it home just before storm hit. If you saw my Instagram picture from the same walk/run, you’ll see just how much the sky changed during my time outside.

 

Listening to my body paid off, and by Thursday my leg numbness had gone away. I decided to give running a try, but thought it best to wait another day or so before heading out for any sort of running. 

Saturday morning Bill and I decided to stay inside and workout together. With Bill biking and me running, it’s the only way we can train together these days. Occasionally, he will ride his bike along with me while I run, but let’s face it, he’s going so slowly that he hardly breaks a sweat.

 

Looking ahead to this week I don’t have any specific posts scheduled, but I do have five posts in the cue that I started ages ago and haven’t finished. Perhaps I’ll resurrect at least one of them and finish it. On the other hand, I have topic ideas scratched on pieces of paper tucked into my blogging folder that I can always refer to for a new post. Stay tuned!

Back to my workouts, here’s how my extremely cautious workout week went down…

 

Fitness tools beyond the equipment in my gym that I used during the week included: 

Cameras used for blog photography include:

 

  • Questions:
  • Have you used an inversion board? 
  • If you blog, how do you come up with topics to write about? 
  • Did you race this weekend? 

 

Have a great week!

 

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Happy Running! ~ Deb