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This Has Gotta Change

I was doing long overdue blog updates: updating race plans, the about and the races/awards sections when I noticed on my dashboard some metrics that show what topics I’ve been posting about most.

So I definitely need some changes on this blog. I would like to have injury, recovery, and physical therapy to not be in my top 10. Although sometimes recovery is just coming off of a big race without actually being related to an injury and is just the maintenance mode.  In the future I will categorize the Recovery for those related to Injury vs. Race Recovery, to be more specific.

Still, while we are on the topic (and it’s what I’m dealing with right now) I wanted to give an update as how my Graston’s treatments are going, especially because it’s going great!

I’ve completed five of seven Graston’s treatments. After my assessment they set up sessions for 2-3 weeks that are 48-72 hours apart (72 hours is the standard length to allow healing, but can be shortened to 48 hours by the PT if healing is sufficient). After each session I have to let the area heal and I don’t work out during that time. I could only do yoga and upper body weights until I got the green light to try some running, once the area was healing. Here is what my workouts/recovery looked like for this time around.

NOTE: This is MY experience with MY injury and is not comparable to anyone else’s injury/recovery and is only for informational purposes only.

Wednesday (6/6): Doctor Assessment

Rest

Thursday (6/7): Graston’s Treatment

Upper Body Weights

Friday (6/8):

Upper Body Weights

Saturday (6/9): 

Rest

Sunday (6/10):

Yoga – 45 Mins

Monday (6/11):

P90X – Ab Ripper

Tuesday (6/12): Graston’s Treatment

Rest

Wednesday (6/13): 

Yoga – 45 Mins

Thursday (6/14): Graston’s Treatment

Rest

Friday (6/15):

2.09 Miles Easy (‘Hood, 18:28, 8:51 Pace)

Yoga – 25 Mins

Saturday (6/16):

2.05 Miles Easy (‘Hood, 18:22, 8:58 Pace)

Sunday (6/17):

Rest

Monday (6/18):

2 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 16:29, 8:15 Pace)

P90X – Ab Ripper

Tuesday (6/19): Grastons Treatment

1 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 8:23) – before Graston’s

Wednesday (6/20):

4 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 29:35, 7:24 Pace)

Thursday (6/21):

4 Miles Easy (‘Hood, 31:46, 7:57 Pace)

Friday (6/22): Graston’s Treatment

1 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 7:15) – before Graston’s

And after Friday’s treatment I was cleared to do more running! I can’t wait! Especially because I got my new kicks!!

adidas adios, I love the pink with a hint of purple!

adidas Boston 3

This weekend the basement project continues, plus I’m painting a couple of our bedrooms and working on cleaning and staining our fence. Can’t wait to get to running and everything else!


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Core Energy

adidas has the 2012 Boston Marathon gear available starting today! The color is called “core energy”. In running, I love bold colors so this is perfect. I’ve already placed my purchase of the jacket and the 1/2 zip fleece.

adidas Women’s 2012 Boston Marathon Jacket

I wouldn’t be surprised if I end up getting two like I did last year. You know, backup for a Boston Marathon jacket emergency. 😉 I think I bought two of everything last year, so why not do the same this time around. 😉


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New Wheels

Rob and I have been kicking around getting Tri bikes for training, since we only have mountain bikes. While out for our Saturday workout (spin class followed by a 7 mile run) we got to chatting about heading to Vitesse Cycle to check things out.  We had to stop in Often Running to pick up my new adidas Bostons and they are in the same store.

Three hours later of shopping and we leave with new bikes for both of us. Well, Rob’s was in stock, mine will need to be ordered. Plus our pedals and his shoes need to be ordered.

Here is my new ride, Giant Trinity Composite 1 W

It’s the 2012 model so it had to be ordered. I can’t wait to see it in person.

Rob’s new ride (minus pedals and shoes), Trek Speed Concept 7.0

Oh and my sweet adidas Bostons! I love the bright pink with black laces.

My helmet and shoes.

Rob and I don’t have any triathlon race that we are planning for. At this point I’m just looking at getting some time on the bike. I will be posting more when my bike arrives. 🙂