Remember the July Challenge when Dave and I vowed to work out every day? Yeah, we suck. At least I'm doing better than Dave on that front. This week I was given the go-ahead to get on the "Return to Running" program. Immediately I started on the elliptical and I've been doing some solid walking outside. Here's the week in a snippet.
Swimming - 1500 yards
5 x 300 pull
Biking - Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I'm soooo over biking.
Walking/Elliptical - 6.42 miles
I was only allowed to start at 20 minutes on the elliptical and build up to 40 in the next two weeks. I did one elliptical for 20 minutes, did one walk on the treadmill, and one longer walk outside with the stroller.
Strength Training - 0.25 hours
I am using my conditioning cards and now I can do most of them because the hip is healed-ish. This week's exercises included Russian twists, forward lunges, upright rows, reverse lunges, pushups with legs on stability ball, one-legged squats (I could only do one set on the injured leg. They hurt a little too much.), bench press, pull ups, burpees, and skull crushers. Boy, was I sore after this workout.
Next week I start physical therapy. I also hope to really get these legs moving.