This morning my friend Genna and I made our triumphant return to the UNC track!
Due to rain, Tuesday morning exams, etc., we haven’t been able to make it for the past couple weeks — it was nice to get back after it. :) Beautiful morning, too — cold but clear — perfect for a workout!
We did our normal 45 minute workout:
- Sprint the straights, jog the curves
- In between each lap, do some sort of boot camp move
I’ve been having some issues with my right calf/shin area, so we decided to take it a bit easier on the sprinting than usual (~7:30 min/mile pace instead of 6:30 min/mile pace) and focus on the strengthening/boot camp moves instead.
Action shot of a jumping squat!
We also did some ab work, lower back exercises, inner and outer leg stuff, etc. Great workout, as always! I know I always say it, but it’s SO NICE to have someone to work out with in the a.m. Makes it a fun social outing instead of just a groggy workout (or an alarm clock that gets ignored). :)
I also tried out a new pair of shoes that our family friend Jill sent to me for my birthday (she sent them home instead of to NC so I just got them over the weekend). I usually wear Brooks Adrenaline shoes, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to give these a try! Who knows, maybe it will help with my weird calf/shin thing going on.
I’m debating what to do about my long run this weekend — maybe if I skip it/do a shorter run my calf/shin will be okay for next week? (If you’re just tuning in — I’m currently training for a half marathon in Vegas in December!) It’s not serious pain, but it doesn’t feel all that great. I had a problem like this a couple years ago, too, but it was okay until recently… boo. Thoughts? What do you guys think? I’ve been icing, foam rolling, stretching, etc., but maybe I just need to rest it for a little bit… we’ll see.
Hope you’re having a nice Tuesday! I had a group presentation in my Medical Nutrition Therapy class this morning — we presented a case study on a renal (kidney) transplant patient. Interesting stuff, and I think the presentation went well!