Bumps on Recovery Road
My arch hurts. A single, terrifying realization.
This past week, I embraced my more mobile lifestyle, including two hour long walks and multiple elliptical sessions. Time to take a step back, better safe than sorry, I thought.
So I did just that (go me!). I stretched, iced, and went to yoga...
...where I pulled my back. I pulled my back in yoga. If any event could signify my upcoming 30th birthday, it is throwing my back out in YOGA.
So why does this matter? Because it helped me realize injuries happen. They just do. Even when you are working to prevent them. Maybe getting hurt isn't the problem, but rather the way in which we react to it is.
So, I changed my reaction. I cancelled my climbing plans (say whhhaaa?!), and packed my swimsuit. This week, I'm going low-impact:
How to train for a race when you literally can't even, part 9
First up, I scheduled in recovery. My rest days are no longer rest days, they are ice days. I actually wrote it into the training calendar. Next, I kept my usual PT apt to help assess these new aches and pains.
My three elliptical sessions for this week are going to become swimming sessions. Besides the low impact, it should help with core stabilization. On top of that, I'll be doing toe specific stretching and strengthening work.
Till next time!