Workouts and Running Life Lately

Guess What? We had yet ANOTHER SNOW STORM this past weekend! I know, it’s nuts! We went to Halifax to celebrate my Dad’s 69th birthday and arrived just before the storm hit. I used his snow blower which had a mind of its own, then had to shovel my driveway and my neighbour’s when I got home. Lovely.


Last week’s workouts:

Monday: 4 loads of laundry (What, folding that shit is an arm workout) – SICK KID 😦

Tuesday: 5k Great run on the treadmill, great pace 🙂

Wednesday: Nothing – Start of a head cold for me.

Thursday: Nothing. Super sick.

Friday: 7k on the treadmill – nice easy paced run at 8pm after the girls went to sleep. Head cold wasn’t awesome but I ran through it anyway.

Saturday: Nothing.

Sunday: Shoveled driveways…..YUCK. And ran 6k last night on the treadmill. My lungs weren’t too happy about it but it sure felt good!

My spring running plan has changed a lot. From wanting to run my first FULL Marathon to a Half and then re-evaluating that plan and making another hard decision. More to come on that in the next few days.

I still have pain in my hamstring. Never when I run or stretch but when I’m sitting too long. I bought an exercise ball for my desk at work but after pumping it up (sore triceps) it had a hole in it 😦 I took it back on the weekend and got a new one, hopefully it’s good to go!


I’m off to physio today and am thinking that it will be my last appointment. I figure after 12 or more sessions (12 weeks too), physiotherapy isn’t getting me to the 100% mark. I’m still in pain and it affects me daily. Yeah, I’m still bummed about that. So we’ll see what form of “treatment” I do next; Osteopath, Chiropractor ? I dunno….any suggestions?

How was your weekend?

Tell me your SPRING temperatures, please 🙂

What kind of treatments have you tried out for injury pain?

20 thoughts on “Workouts and Running Life Lately

  1. I’m on the cusp of an achilles overuse injury. Been taking it easy over the last week, its tight and sore hoping with rest it will get better, but as you know rest is hard. Fingers crossed no more snow.

    • Tracey – my recommendation is to go see your Doctor ASAP. I didn’t with my hamstring in December and waiting until mid January – 100% regretting that! Take it easy girl and hope it heals quickly for you.

  2. I’ve seen an osteopath and also went for acupuncture when I had my plantar fascia. Both left me learning about my body and helped in different ways. I did Physio and massage as well. Have you tried yoga? It seems to be keeping me ‘right’ with injuries. Good luck!

  3. The ENDLESS WINTER! I am not a huge fan of stability balls… have tried to love them but have sorta given up. I hope you get some relief for your hammy soon!

  4. Blergh, I’m sorry to hear that physio isn’t getting you where you want to be. Unfortunately I don’t have any recommendations for alternate treatments, as I’ve (very fortunately) been able to recover from all of my injuries with rest. I hope you find a solution soon!

  5. Our spring temps were a balmy 21*F yesterday morning when I was wrapping up some time trail running with idiots. Fortunately that is not the normal for down here, so we’ll be back in the 60’s and 70’s for the rest of the week.

  6. It was niceish today, but it was FREAKING FREEZING for the race yesterday. You saw the face on IG.
    Unfortunately, with head colds and with hamstrings, time is sometimes the only way to heal. But I will try voodoo for you!

  7. Ugh – I’m sorry to hear that your hamstring is still bothering you. I strained my calf back in January and am still not quite back to normal. My physio did dry needling but what worked best was total rest. I’ve never seen any other type of person so I can’t offer any advice. Just positive thoughts.

  8. I have found that chiropractors help a lot! I go to one that does ART (active release technique). It’s more muscle work and some adjustments. It has made a huge difference. Also, weight training has helped me immensely. Just twice a week of functional weights has made a huge difference. It’s hard to find time to do everything though, that’s the downside.

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