Happy Monday y’all! Since I missed last week’s recap I will be recapping the past couple weeks of fun, and “workouts” – AKA everything I can do to recover from my ITBS. I missed a couple blog posts because I was in Dallas for work for about a week and was busy pretty much the whole time. It was a ton of fun!
After a busy work week, we had both an adventurous and relaxing weekend. Saturday Robert and I took the pups to Galveston to see the beach for the first time ever! Although Galveston is not the prettiest beach (by a LONG shot), it was fun watching the pups experience the sand and ocean. Malia didn’t like it too much but Leilani bounced around in the sand and tide and had a blast! After a short time playing on the beach, we walked along the boardwalk so they could dry off a little bit and get some exercise. Once we got in the Jeep to head home, the girls were so tired and fell asleep quickly!
On Sunday Robert and I went to brunch at the Black Walnut Cafe – it was delicious! I had the Napoleon French Toast, which is Texas cut challah French toast with English cream batter, lemon zest, strawberries, cannoli crème, powered sugar, spicy candied walnuts, and New England maple syrup. And if that description didn’t persuade you to try this place for brunch sometime, here is a picture!
That was pretty much my last “hoorah” before the Dopey Challenge training diet begins. Time to dedicate myself to healthier eating again!
After brunch I decided to get a sport massage at Massage Heights. Best.Decision.EVER. I found a great masseuse who specializes in sports massages for athletes and, man oh man, she really worked out a bunch of knots. There were times where the deep tissue portion hurt but that is just part of the process. I think with the addition of massages to my schedule I can expect to see better and faster ITBS recovery (and help keep away future injuries as well)!
By the way, if you are participating in the 2015 WDW Marathon, Goofy Challenge, or Dopey Challenge in January, Jeff Galloway’s training plans start July 1st! Here are links to the plans:
I will be starting my training about a month late due to my injury, but I don’t mind since it is a 29 week program, and my ideal full marathon training plan is 18 weeks. That still gives me a very good amount of time to get my training done safely.
In other exciting news, the first round of registration for the 2015 Big Sur International Marathon opens in a couple weeks! I will be ready to register as soon as it opens!
I cannot wait to run this amazingly beautiful course!
My Workouts The Past Two Weeks:
Monday: Physical Therapy – Ultrasound & laser therapy, stretching & strength training, use of The Stick, 10 minute elliptical, Ice
Tuesday: Travel Day to Dallas/Stretches
Wednesday: Set-Up day for Bondi Band show in Dallas/Stretches
Thursday: Worked show/Foam rolling/Stretches
Friday: Worked show/Foam rolling
Saturday: Worked show/Stretches
Sunday: Worked show/Foam rolling/stretches
Tuesday: Physical Therapy – Ultrasound & laser therapy, use of The Stick, strength training, stretches, 10 minute elliptical, ice
Wednesday: Yoga + 20 min Cycling (5.1 miles) on Level 4 Cardio, Stretches, Strength Training, Ice
Thursday: Physical Therapy – Ultrasound therapy, massage, use of The Stick, KT Tape application, stretches, foam rolling, 10 minute elliptical, Ice
Friday: Yoga + 20 min Cycling (5.1 miles) on Level 4 Cardio, Stretches, Strength Training, Ice
Saturday: Foam rolling & stretching
Sunday: Sports massage, stretching & strength exercises, Ice
QOTD: Have you ever had a sports massage?