Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Move It Monday (and Tuesday)

Yesterday I finally returned to Bodystep class. I was a little worried about how it would go. It was not easy, my legs were still seriously sore from my return to strength training on Saturday and my instructor just does a good job of kicking everyone’s butt.


mrC went to the North Plaza with me. While I was in class, he got a haircut and then waited for me at the tables. I joined him after class and enjoyed a little cool-down while he went to get me more water.


Since Hong Kong was enjoying some breezy weather from a passing tropical depression, we walked to the main plaza later to run some errands ---> post office to mail off some protein to littleC, order water for the bubbler, drop clothes in the recycle bin (which was moved to somewhere else), look for vanilla Greek yogurt at the grocery (no luck) and pick up some new light bulbs for the kitchen at the hardware store. Our HK kitchen is tiny, but fresh bulbs make a big difference!


It was a low carb day so I had some eggs and ham for breakfast, left over chicken breast and green beans for lunch, and then more eggs for dinner. I ended up NOT going to the Monday night group run because my legs were just flat worn out. The last thing I need is to aggravate my knee because my leg muscles are fatigued and not be able to run.

If I couldn't run, I'd be a little lost and definitely sad, but I'd keep going. This has come close to happening a couple times  and over a year ago I actually blogged about my non-running back-up fitness plan. Now that things with my knee have improved to the point that I can run a 5k, I'm hopeful that I will never find out what life is like if I couldn't run (this is a Tuesdays on the Run topic - link below).

Today, I got up, packed my bag and basically headed right out the door for my sprint workout. Anything to avoid losing my motivation. I should probably get my bag organized the night before. I try to take just the necessities - water  bottle, body wipes (affiliate links), safety gear


It was pretty early so I had the promenade mostly to myself. I like to refer to it as my #tracktuesday spot. If it was cushioned like a real track, I would be in heaven. I make it work. It is flat (a rarity in Discovery Bay). Today’s workout: 20:40x18. 


The first 14 sprints went pretty well. This surprised me a little considering that after my warmup walk, my legs screamed a little during my stretches. By the time I got to the 15th sprint, I had slowed down a lot and was just focused on finishing. (Side note: I use the Nike Run Club app to track my run data but when I use my watch, it doesn’t give me the GPS data - even when I carry my phone with me. Anyone else have this problem?)


I walked back to the apartment and promptly forgot to do the ab portion of the workout - I got it in later: dead bugs, bird dogs and leg lifts.

Our agent came by with a contractor. We have some water damage in the bedroom from Typhoon Hato. They’ll be back tomorrow to fix it. Then mrC and I headed to Central for the afternoon. 


It was low carb day again - eggs and ham for breakfast and then turkey rolls up with left over green beans for dinner plus a few Cheez-its (very non-low carb ---> I'm a work in progress).

Finish the sentence If I couldn't run... (or join the link up below)
What's in your fitness bag?
How do you track your runs?


Today I'm going the link-up with PattyErika, and Marcia for Tuesdays on the Run! 


8 comments:

  1. That looks like a great spot for speedwork! I wish I were using my gym bag right now. I've had workmen here rehabbing my formerly flooded basement for weeks and I feel like I need to hang around most of the time. Hopefully they'll be done this week.

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    1. Oh boy, I can understand that. I'm actually listening to the contractor work in the other room on some typhoon water damage ;)

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  2. Ive found activities that I like to do when Im not running, but I would always prefer to be running! I also hope I never have to find a replacement for running.

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    1. Definitely, I feel the same way. It's nice to know that fitness can still be there though.

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  3. I actually need to seriously consider what I'd do if I couldn't run. I'm struggling right now.

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    1. It's a hard conversation to have with yourself. I take things one day at a time and am thankful that I can do the little bit that I do. Hang in there.

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  4. I love a good straightaway for speed workouts.

    I hope to not have to give up running any time soon, but I've really struggled the few times I was too injured to run.

    -MCM Mama

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    1. It's hard when it's your go-to exercise and emotional outlet. Plus it's just so darn fun! Let's hope we all run through the rest of our lives ;)

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