Man, March went by fast! And yet, it seemed to be moving at a snail’s pace at the same time. How did you do on your goals?
1. Go to Body Pump classes at least once a week.
2. If knees allow, get back to running.
3. Get re-fitted for my bike and try to bike outside, weather permitting.
I think I was pretty successful with my March goals. I was going to Body Pump once a week for a few weeks but by the end of March, I’d changed my workouts. I signed up with Suzanne for virtual personal training and I switched to doing her prescribed workouts.
I did attempt running once on the treadmill. I did about half a mile and it didn’t feel fantastic but it didn’t feel horrible, either. Again, switching to weight lifting mid-March I kind of stopped a lot of my cardio. Really, swimming was the only cardio I was doing.
Michael monkeyed with my bike seat and I tested it out last weekend. We had an odd burst of summer weather (almost 80 degrees!) and I took my bike outside. It maybe take a few adjustments to get the seat right and if I can’t after a few tries, I’ll take it into the bike shop.
Now I switch to April.
1. Complete the 6 Week personal training program with Suzanne and possibly sign up for another 6 weeks, if needed.
2. Go for a bike ride if weather and knees permit.
3. Try once again to get back at running!
I like my goals! I am so excited that my knees have been feeling better. It gives me hope that I may be completely better by summer. I really want to be able to hike and bike like I do every summer and if my knees keep me from doing that…I just don’t know. 🙁
My bike ride last weekend gave me hope. But with everything in terms of fitness–I’m going to BUILD SLOWLY. I see so many people doing this wrong. A twitter friend stopped running for a few months due to an injury and then immediately went out and ran a 10 miler. I am crossing my fingers that they don’t relapse because they pushed it too far too soon. I know I’m one to talk–I’ve definitely pushed it in the past and maybe I’m just more sensitive to injuries now so I take it easy.
The bike ride I did last week was just under 6 miles total. That was a good start. My plan is to do another ride around that mileage, then do 10 miles for awhile. My bike commute to work is about 25 miles roundtrip so I’m going to focus on building up to that.
Do you push it too far too soon? Please be mindful of the 5% rule! It’s not just for runners–it’s for everyone!
QUESTION: How is your spring shaping up? Any goals you’re focusing on?