This is Moose approximately 1 minute after this blanket came out of the wash. They know when something is clean and they want to put their smell all over it again to make it theirs. But how could you tell that face no?
This past Wednesday I went to the doctor for my stress fracture, it had already been two weeks in the boot, and I was given the green light to ween myself out of my boot over the next week and to slowly add yoga, Pilates, and light walking back into my life over the next two weeks. After that light body weight exercises are allowed and no running for four more weeks (crying on the inside a little). As a Pilates teacher and fitness instructor I tell my clients all the time to listen to their bodies, if something doesn't feel good back away from it and take the time necessary to recover. I am trying very hard to listen to that same advice. I miss the sweat sessions on the treadmill and plyometric exercise sessions. It is amazing how quickly your muscles begin to lose tone or atrophy. Since I was still weight bearing on my left leg while in the boot I didn't experience much atrophy (muscle breakdown) but I definitely have experienced loss of strength and endurance. Yesterday I attended a Vinyasa basics yoga class and then today walked the dog for over an hour and my hamstrings and glutes are on fire! It is tempting to jump into the exercise activities I am allowed to do because it feels so good to move, but remembering to take the time and allow my body to recover is so important to get back to what I love doing, RUNNING. I am taking this injury as a good learning experience to practice what I preach; take the time necessary to recover and LISTEN to your body.
Workout plan for the weekSunday: 1 hour 30 minute dog walk Monday: 30 min Swim and Upper Body Strength Train, 1 hour Walk Tuesday: Hot Vinyasa Yoga and 1 hour Walk Wednesday: Walk for 1 hour Thursday: PIlates and 30 min Swim, 1 hour Walk Friday: Hot Vinyasa Yoga Saturday: OFF