I did not do any physical activity last week because of my healing rib. I was very compliant with doctor’s orders to rest as much as possible. As a result I am feeling so much better.
Here is what was expected during week 11 of marathon training:
Sunday, 9/25/11 – Rest Day
Monday, 9/26/11 – 5 Mile Run + Strength Training
Tuesday, 9/27/11 – 7 Miles Run
Wednesday, 9/28/11 – 5 Mile Run
Thursday, 9/29/11 – 3 Mile Run + Strength Training
Friday, 9/30/11 – Rest Day
Saturday, 10/1/11 – 14 Mile Run
It has been exactly two weeks today since I last went for a run. I am taking it slowly to ensure that my rib heals properly. However, this morning I feltl up to a little activity so I went for a 1.5 mile walk at the reservoir after bringing Carlos to school. I felt absolutely fine while walking and thereafter. My heart ached a little as runners passed by me, but I will be back in action soon.
This afternoon Carlos and I walked to the library, well I walked, Carlos rode his scooter. I have to admit that on the way back I began to feel a little sore. So I just took a couple of Tylenol and I’m resting on the sofa. The amount of medication I take is greatly reduced to Ibuprofen three times a day and Tylenol or Aleve as needed as well as vitamins and a couple of homeopathic remedies.
Carlos and I were both really excited to see some signs of fall on our walk. Everyone (except me!) has their mums decorating their homes and we saw a few Halloween decorations too. There were quite a few crisp leaves along the sidewalk. The air is noticeably cooler. We love it!
Carlos and I did some baking over the weekend. We made Mama Pea’s Chocolate Chip Cake from Peas and Thank You, but since I didn’t have a cake pan (I know – Shame!) I used a brownie pan. It didn’t matter, our
brownies cake was delicious. My husband and co-workers agreed!
Have a great Monday!
Hi Aimee! You sound smart about this. I was just reading a weightlifting book that specifically said to be patient in healing unless you want to injure yourself further. You’ve been doing that. Very good.
I’m so glad you are feeling better!
That cake looked so yummy when I read the recipe–I’ve never used coconut oil in a recipe before…did it overwhelm the flavor?
Hope you are running soon.
The coconut oil really couldn’t be detected. I did decrease the amount of oil to just about 1/4 cup and increased the applesauce to a 1/2 cup. Carlos and I also made another version using pumpkin instead of applesauce. We added some pumpkin pie spice as well. It was delicious.