Yay I DID something today, and my back didn’t hurt at all! Granted, it’s not Crossfit, but baby steps back are the key here.
Lunch: 30 minute run on the dreadmill
2 miles working + warm up and cool down for 2.2 miles total.
After work: 33 minute swim
For not having been in the pool for probably a year, the swim was remarkable. It took me a solid 300 to figure out my stroke and breathing and find that sweet spot with my rhythm, but once I did it was smooth sailing. I’ve absolutely lost some speed, but it’s more technical than it is fitness, which I’m thrilled with.
And like I always realize after swimming, I REALLY enjoy swimming. I never want to do it, but once I’m in there, I’m a happy little porpoise.
As far as the run goes, it sucked. I mean, not in a painful kind of way, but take a few months off of running and your body knows it!
However, my foot felt great. It was a little twingey by the end, but I spent some time on the lacrosse ball last night and it feels great this morning. I kept somewhere between a 11-12 minute mile pace pretty much the entire time, which for me is pretty fast, so I wasn’t unhappy.
It was also awesome to get out of the office for a bit during lunch and clear my head. I’m going to keep up lunchtime activities moving forward for sure.
Since I called myself out in my post yesterday I will confirm here that my eating was fan freaking tastic yesterday. I ate clean all day, and avoided wine and chocolate at night, which is a great step as well.
I also cooked last night and made enough leftovers that I have lunches through Thursday of lean protein, lots of greens and cinnamon sweet potatoes. If I bring lunch I am a thousand times more likely to stick on the healthy upswing for dinner, so I’ve completely set the state for my success this week.