Yesterday, I implemented “The Plan”. I went to the gym and spent 75 minutes on the elliptical and 45 minutes on the stationary bike. Neither seemed to aggravate my calf. Win!
Somewhere during the first hour, Happy showed up. I could practically feel the stress melting off of me. It was a good feeling.
Some things I learned this week (some of these lessons I thought I’d learned before LOL):
- Running isn’t the only exercise that helps stabilize my moods.
- I’m a much better mom/wife/employee when I’m exercising.
- It’s easier to read on the elliptical than on the treadmill.
- The stationary bike is the most boring invention ever.
- I can send work emails while on the stationary bike.
- I had to look up stationary to check my spelling. I had it wrong.
- If I survive the 5 in 5, I will likely never run more than 40 miles in a week again.
- I will probably forget that, so be prepared to remind me.
- The people at the gym at 10:00am on a weekday are, umm, unusual. Or retired. Or both.
Today I’ll see my chiropractor again. My calf is still sore, but I could walk normally when I woke up this morning. This is a huge improvement. I imagine I won’t be running for at least a week yet, but I’m hopeful that I can make a full recovery before the races.
Happy Friday! What plans to YOU have this weekend? (I’ll be hanging out at the Mad Fox Barleywine festival for at least some part of mine. Yay!)
6 thoughts on “Well, hello there Happy!”
I’m so glad you found Happy.
The Silver Striders hang out at my gym at 10am. All retired, some working out in jeans. I love that they have a name for their workout class. I hope to be that active when I’m retired, haha.
Happy is a great thing! So good to hear you found it!!
Have a great weekend. 🙂
Right there with you, sista! Thankfully I don’t have to go to the gym as I just put my bike on the trainer at home and find myself mildly entertained by the Today show, so I miss the 10 o’clock folks. I cannot stand the elliptical. One time a trainer (when I used to go to the gym) had me warm up on that thing for 10 mins. Never had 10 mins go by so slow in my life. And I felt like I was doing nothing. Sure my legs and arms were going back and forth but there was no effort, no resistance. It was like being on the longest ride ever! Here’s to both our calves healing up fast. I have promised mine I will baby it forever if it will just let me run.
So glad you were able to get your happy on. It should be a prerequisite that every mother has to get some me’ time to exercise daily and I’m sure there’d be a lot less child abuse.
A barleywine festival? Somewhat jealous, but practically speaking I would be done (as in passed out) in a hour, because it’s freaking barleywine!
glad your calf is starting to feel better!