It’s Friday!! You know what that means! Time for some fitness 🙂
First of all, just wanted to let you guys know that recently joined the Anytime Health team! I’ll be blogging over there once or twice a month and I’m super excited about it! I’ll be sure to let you guys know when my posts are published. For now, I’d love it if you hopped on over to check out my intro post. CLICK HERE to read it!
Ok, moving on…
So, when we left off last week, I was testing out new shoes and dealing with shin splints. Ready for this week’s update?
I’ve still been avoiding high impact activities for the most part and continuing to ice and rest my leg. Here’s what went down:
I was excited to show off my new Love Grown Foods tank
so I headed out for a 3 mile power walk.
Then I came home and hung out with my ice pack…and my Tucky 🙂
He was very sympathetic for mama!
I headed out for another power walk and was pretty proud of myself for maintaining a sub-14 min mile pace. Plus I busted out 3 two minute planks!
I’m still loving my Reeboks!
Also on Saturday I headed back to the shoe store.
I returned my Brooks Glycerins earlier in the week
and settled on some new Nikes…but they didn’t have my size
so the store ordered them for me
and I was able to pick them up over the weekend!
Aren’t they pretty?
They’re Nike Air Pegasus+ 29
It was super hot but we still got the dogs out for a walk
and played some volleyball
I got back into Bootcamp Mode.
This week I had to modify some of the cardio parts of the workouts,
but I really focused on the strength workouts
and enjoyed the new moves!
The focus is on slowly reaching the point of contraction this week.
We got to do split squats which i LOVE
and the workouts focused on pushing one day
and pulling the next day.
I did bootcamp workout A, plus a few planks
and then refueled with some Healthy Bites.
I tested out my new shoes with a short 1/2 mile run.
They felt ok but my shin still wasn’t quite ready.
Continued to test out the shoes with a bike ride and a walk.
They were still feeling good.
I also did Bootcamp workout B that involved some deadlifts,
which I had been MISSING!
For my cardio, I finally quit pouting about not being able to run,
And I put together a low-impact circuit.
It definitely got my heart pumping!
Over the weekend I also ordered some Zensah Compression Sleeves.
A lot of people told me they were helpful for recovery and shin splints.
They came on Wednesday and I was so pumped!
I put them on and went for my first run in 2 weeks!
And it was a success!
I didn’t want to push myself too much,
so I ran 1/2 a mile, walked 1/4 mile x 3.
I think the combination of letting my shin rest for a couple weeks, and wearing the sleeves worked its magic because I didn’t have any major shin pain, I could feel the support from the sleeve and my shoes felt great!! They were wide enough in the toe area and didn’t hurt my bunions. Plus I didn’t really notice them while I was running, which I take to be a good sign because it means they weren’t bothering me!
My plan is to ease back into running, probably trying it every third day and see how it goes!
How were your workouts this week?