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All Set to Sign Up for a Race

While perusing Facebook yesterday I ran across a friend’s post sharing a discount for the upcoming Fiesta 5K, a race I ran two years ago and loved, but had to miss last year because we were in NYC for the Bike NY Five Boro Bike Tour. Deciding that I need something to dangle as a carrot as I itch to get back into running, I was all set to sign up for the race with-or-without my physical therapist’s blessings.

Just before hitting submit, I double checked my calendar and realized that we’re already signed up for LoCo Ride, a 26, 50, or 70-mile bike ride in Loudoun County, VA that’s scheduled for the same morning. The great thing about this biking event is that you sign up, but don’t have to commit to the distance you plan to ride until the day of the event.

Anyway, plan B is to register for the Van Metre 5K on April 18th, a race I’ve never run, but have wanted to for years. Since it’s a couple of weeks earlier than the Fiesta 5K, I’m going to run it by my physical therapists before registering.


Physical Therapy Continues

This past week my physical therapist Ashley introduced small amounts of flexion and twisting back into my routine with bent-knee dead lifts, cat/camels, and a weird twisting movement in tabletop position. Everything felt great and I’ve added these into my at-home routine. My foot numbness/tingling continues to come and go, but happens much less frequently than before.

I’m continuing with PT twice a week, but so far Ashley has not volunteered when she thinks I can run again so as I mentioned earlier, that’s on my list of questions to ask on Tuesday. 😉


And Now on to a RunDown of this Past Week’s Workouts…



Still no running…



I can ride my spin bike (affiliate link) whenever I choose as long as I sit upright and don’t lean forward in the racing position.



I’m continuing to walk on the treadmill (affiliate link) while gradually increasing the incline every minute. The goal is to increase my cardiovascular workload without going into a run and to increase my flexion as I adjust my body’s position while walking uphill.

I really should be doing this workout at least three times a week and need to make that start happening this week!


Strength Training

As I mentioned last week, I’ve started gradually adding back in some lower body exercises. This past week, I brought back leg curls on the Swiss ball and step-ups, exercises that I’d cut out when I started PT. I’m hoping that I can reintroduce lunges soon because I really miss them.



Because of the twisting and bending necessary in many poses, I’ve suspended yoga until I get the all clear from my PT. Asking about which yoga poses I can add back in is another question on my long list for Ashley.


It’s on the Blog

In case you skipped checking in on my blog this past week, here’s what you missed…


In addition to the workouts I mentioned above, here’s a complete rundown of my workouts from this past week (completed either outside or in our home gym)…


  • Questions:
  • • Do you have trouble motivating yourself to do cardio workouts that you don’t enjoy as much as your preferred ones?
  • • What races do you have on your calendar for this spring? 
  • • Did you run in a race this weekend? 


And that’s my rundown… Have a great week!


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I’m linking up with Deborah at Confessions of a Mother Runner and Kim from Running on the Fly for their Weekly Run Down. Be sure to check out not only the hosts’ posts, but those of the other great bloggers joining in on the fun!