Weekly Workouts, Hamstring Update & Upcoming Races!

It’s been another good week of running/workouts. I’ve been working hard on getting my hamstring back to 100% and signed up for two races!

Monday: I had the quickest workout at GoodLife Gym. Did 15 minutes on the bike and then ran 3k. I wanted to run more but ran out of time as I had to get back on the road with our girls. Though it was quick, I was happy to get it in.

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Tuesday: Ran 6k; 3k on the treadmill and 3k outside before the sun set. Both were great runs!

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Wednesday: Ran 7k on the treadmill. It was a slow run and felt like it took forever for some reason.

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Thursday: Osteopath appointment – not allowed to workout for 3-4 days. Everything on my right side was pulling my hamstring which was causing the pain when I sit. Hopefully I’m all good to go and will see some improvements in my hamstring. I already feel better than before.

Friday: Required rest day.

Saturday: Required rest day thought I managed 12,270 steps on my Fitbit. We had a busy day with the girls. Swimming lessons for Lilly and Hilary decided to climbing the stairs a ba-gillion times (I was exhausted), then a play date in the afternoon!

Sunday {today}: An easy day (hopefully). I’m hoping to get an easy 3-4k run on the treadmill at some point today if the girls will cooperate 😉

Hamstring Update:

My hamstring is feeling good. As mentioned my whole right side of my body was out of whack, so said the Osteopath. That’s why I was still feeling lots of pulling on my hamstring and my glutes were pulling as well on my hip flexors etc. So far so good.

I’ve been doing little things over the last few weeks to try and feel better:

  • Sitting on an exercise ball at work
  • Using my stand up desk at home more and at work when I can
  • Foam rolling EVERY day
  • Doing my PT exercises and squats every day

I’m hoping to get back to a regular running/workout schedule that includes a new workout (see tomorrow’s book review post) and bringing back yoga. I had to stop yoga because it was over stretching my muscles and I was having MORE pulling/pain.

Races

I’ve registered for two races! The first one is the ATF 5k {local run and fundraiser} that I ran last year; you can read about that here. I also signed up for the Bluenose Marathon 10k, which I also ran last year; you can read about that here. My plan is to take them easy and finish without any pain. Last year I PB’d at both races; 28:00 at ATF 5k and 57:17 at Bluenose 10k. PB’s are not on the agenda right now; pain-free running is.

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Over all, another good week of running, resting and getting my hamstring stronger. Make sure to come back tomorrow for a running book review!

Weather report: Though we still have a TONE of snow, it’s finally warming up. It’s going to be plus 8 degree Celsius today and tomorrow it’s going to be +13C – WOAH! Melt snow melt!

How was your weekend?

Sign up for any races/runs?

Do you still have snow where you live?

PSS – I wrote this post twice – lost the first one because I forgot to hit save…ALWAYS hit save 😉

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7 thoughts on “Weekly Workouts, Hamstring Update & Upcoming Races!

  1. Glad to hear the hamstring is improving, I’ve been dealing with a hamstring injury for over a year 😦
    Snow here on Friday but now 70 today!

  2. Oh I hate losing posts. So frustrating. So glad to hear you are on the mend and so exciting to have races to look forward to. And warm weather with the chance of melting snow is always great news!

  3. Our snow is all gone and the lake is unfrozen–woohoo! I went for a run along the waterfront today and it was glorious–my first run in two weeks! Fingers crossed that the osteopath is right and will get you back on track.

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