Week 5: NYC Half Marathon Training: Injury Update

Happy Monday everyone!

I’m not sure why I am still labeling my weekly workouts as training because the likelihood of running the NYC Half is getting dimmer and dimmer. I went to the doctor last Monday and he said I could have the possibility of a stress fracture or a torn labrum. The only way to find out is to get an Arthogram and an MRI. So I had to take a day off of work and went on Friday. The procedure took a few hours and I was very sore and exhausted afterwards. They basically stick a needle in your joints to inject a dye which will then help show the joints on the MRI. This can show the tear in the labrum. I’m going to the doctor on Wednesday to get my results of the MRI.

I also decided not to sign up for the Brooklyn Half which sold out in 52 minutes! I really have no idea what’s going on with me and last year I lost a few hundred dollars because of my ankle injury and with the high price tag of the NYC Half, I can’t afford to lose more money.

I’m pretty bummed about all of it, however Body Pump has been consuming me so much that I haven’t been too upset by it. I will get back out there. I was born with a dislocated hip so I am just very imbalanced. I also didn’t get into exercising/running until a little over 3 years ago so I think it still takes time for your body to adjust to all the demands placed on it.

Alright into the workouts…

Monday

After my doctor’s appt I didn’t feel like going to the gym so I did a half hour upper/lower/core workout with my BOSU, Step and resistance bands. It felt good to move my body a little.

Tuesday

Body Pump Practice. I can’t wait to never type that again.

Wednesday

45 minutes on the Elliptical + Taught my Cycling class

Thursday

Body Pump Practice + Taught my Cycling class

Friday

Did my own ride that I taught on Wednesday night before my procedure. DAMN! It was a workout! I wore my heart rate monitor and it said I torched over 400 calories. I must have really made them all work. πŸ˜‰

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Saturday

REST

Sunday

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FILMED MY BODY PUMP VIDEO!!!!

Thank you to everyone who came (Ally, Lester, Judith, Patty and Martha)!! You guys are the best! Thank you everyone for all the support and reading my Body Pump antics over the past weeks. I will be sure to let you know the results of my video assessment!

 

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