This week I’ve experienced a roller coaster of emotions. During Tuesday’s visit to the gym, I felt frustrated and defeated that I couldn’t run at the speed that I wanted to, and that I couldn’t use any of the weights that were staring me in the face while I was on the treadmill. Since then, I’ve tried to remind myself that its going to take time and lots of patience to get back to where I was before the car accident. Progress isn’t going to happen overnight, and its going to take a lot of work to get my body back to where I want it.
Thursday’s visit with the chiropractor went well. It was a bit eerie to see the X-rays of my neck and back and see how out of alignment my body is right now. The doctor is confident that with some work that I’ll start to feel better, and that after a couple of weeks of back and neck adjustments, as well as doing specific stretches to help regain strength and range of motion in my neck and back, that I’ll be able to get back to life as it was before the car accident.
The other exciting news from this past week was that Preston and I spent Valentine’s Day afternoon car shopping, and we left with a replacement car for the one that we lost in the car accident. Not the most romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day, but at least we were able to find a new car and I no longer have to drive a rental car.
Between a couple of long days at work, trying to take things easy (especially when my back hurts enough that I need to take pain medicine), and seeing the chiropractor three days in a row (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday), I didn’t get to work out as much as I would have liked to this past week. But I am excited that I was able to restart some light weight training during Sunday’s workout at the gym!
Mon 2/9 – Rest day
Tues 2/10 – 3.30 mile run on the treadmill, 0.36 mile cool down walk, stretching, abs, squats
Wed 2/11 – Rest day
Thurs 2/12 – 3.50 mile run on the treadmill, 0.42 mile cool down walk, stretching
Fri 2/13 – Rest day
Sat 2/14 – Rest day
Sun 2/15 – 4.00 mile run on the treadmill, 0.45 mile cool down walk, kettlebell squat swings, abs, glutes, arms, shoulders, stretching
Total Weekly Mileage – 12.03 miles (9.71 miles less than week 12)
Total Shamrock Training Mileage – 168.71 miles
QOTD: How did you spend your Valentine’s Day?