Sunday, July 15, 2012
Hi, healers! Today, I decided to do all of my PT exercises (core and legs) in one day and take off from pool running since the pyramid workout yesterday was challenging. TOM is coming to an end, so I’m starting to feel much better. I have to admit, despite how far I have come, TOM always seems to get me down about my progress when the exhaustion hits and the pain flares. I deal with it by resting and realizing that it is temporary.
Today, I started with a warm-up on the elliptical, which lasted about 20 minutes (I go until I feel like I hit a limit for the day. Today was 20. Some days it is 10. 30 on those great days.) and went immediately into my PT stretches and strengthening. The whole routine takes me about 90 minutes to 2 hours. It’s decently lengthy, and sometimes, my patience wears thin along with my energy. But I know what my goal is (to run again), so I am willing to do whatever it takes. I have incredible drive and will power when it counts. Those are two things I will say about myself.
Tomorrow, I may try an LSD (long slow distance) pool run of about 90 minutes, since my usual pool runs last anywhere from 45-60 minutes. I’ll make that decision when I wake up and get going for the day. I also have a phone interview tomorrow for a job and skills sessions with the girls I coach.