Trying to stick to the blog commitment, so here’s the update:
Thursday, March 1, 2012
7:00am: Wake (always too early)
7:30am: Moderate shoveling… Good for back, shoulders, and glutes
8:00am: Breakfast: Eggs, mushrooms, mixed veggies, beans, salsa, cottage cheese
10:15: Brunch: Trail mix, Fage Yogurt, Banana
12:30pm: Lunch: Leftover grilled steak, asparagus, black beans.
4:00pm: 4.5 mile run through the snowy roads of Nashua. I was supposed to do 6, but the conditions were bad and I was wearing my Merrels instead of my VFFs. I’ve only worn them twice before, so I still need to break into them
5:00pm: Lunch 2: Leftover grilled steak, asparagus, black beans
6:15pm: Nashua Athletic Center
- Slight incline DB bench: 50lbs x 9 reps (5sec up /5 sec down pace)
- No rest – pushups x 10
- 2 min rest: Clean, squat and press. 135 lbs x 2, 95 lbs x4, 95 lbs x 4
- Double kettlebell swings: 18 kg bells x 15 reps
- V-Bar tricep extensions: 90lbs x 8, 90 lbs x 7 slow pace
- Lat pull down bicep curls: 60 lbs x 8, 60 lbs x 7
- 1 hr moderate Hatha Yoga
9:00pm: Dinner: Grilled pork tenderloin, boiled beets, black beans
Friday, March 2, 2012
7:10am: Breakfast: The usual
8:00am: Active Release Technique (ART) at Advanced Injury Treatment Center, Bedford, NH. Dr. Looney worked my knee (with Graston tools), and found a lot of tenderness and lack of flexibility in my hip. He painfully worked that out, and showed me an exercise for the foam roller. He also worked on tightness in my right shoulder. My flexibility is always improved after an ART session.
10:00am: Brunch: Fage Yogurt
12:00pm: Lunch: Leftover haddock, green beans, pinto beans
4:00pm: Lunch 2: Leftover pork tenderloin, beets, black beans
7:00pm: After work, I went and bought my own foam roller and did the recommended exercise as well as a few found on youtube for calves and IT band. I had no idea I had that much tenderness in all the areas. It’s going to take a while to work through all the pain…
8:00pm: Dinner: I was exhausted when I got home and didn’t feel at all like cooking. I had more leftover pork, beets, and black beans
Saturday, March 3, 2012
7:20am: Wake. Not my preferred weekend start time, but for good reason.
7:40am: Breakfast – Banana, cinnamon raisin bagel, coffee
8:10am: 16 mile, torturous, crazy, hill run through Nashua and Dunstable, MA. Total elevation gain of 1,158 feet! Ran with a group of Striders. The roads were slushy and full of puddles. It was raining the entire time. My feet were wet as soon as we started. Despite all that, a group of friends will make it easier to get through. We did the 16 miles in 2:08. My left foot felt like it was about to rip in half around the 8 mile mark and I didn’t think I was going to make it the whole way. I ran through the pain and it went away about a mile later.
10:45am: Awesome/painful shower
11:15am: Extra large breakfast – eggs, mixed veggies, beans, salsa, cottage cheese
11:25am: Worked whole body with foam roller
2:00pm: Lunch – Grilled chicken, butternut squash, black beans. I also made a batch of port brownies. The reason I run is so I don’t feel too guilty about eating stuff like this! OMG, they are so delicious! I take an already delicious brownie recipe, cut some of the butter and eggs, and replace with 1 cup of Port wine. Richest, moistest brownies evar!
8:00pm: Dinner – Leftover chicken, squash, beans and a brownie Body is pretty stiff from the run and my hamstring cramped up briefly. Need to do more foam roller work and get a massage scheduled!