Happy Sunday! I hope you’re having a great weekend.
If you’re only stopping in for the weekly recap, please check out this post, which walks through a full summary of the past 17 weeks. And please share it with anyone you know going through something similar!
Not much new to update you on today with my weekly recap. I’ll just get right to it
Monday: 45 minutes elliptical, 10 minutes stair stepper, and PT exercises before work. I flew to NYC Monday evening for work, arrived just in time to meet a few colleagues for a late dinner.
Tuesday: My “running” day- I went down to the hotel gym (I was staying at the Palace) and did my 2 minutes of running, 1 minute of walking for 20 minutes total. Then I did the elliptical for 20 minutes and my PT exercises.
I was in New York for a day and a half conference, so this was day one- a long, full day (though I did add on a few days to work from our NY office and spend time with my colleagues there.)
Wednesday: Another morning in the hotel gym: 45 minutes of the elliptical and PT exercises. I was a little crunched for time as we had to be at the conference early.
Thursday: The conference was over, but I stayed in New York to work from our office there. Since I had a little more time in the morning, I walked to the Athletic & Swim club and purchased a day pass (at NYC prices- $30!) to swim laps. I swam 2000 yards. I was proud of myself for my dedication to swimming!
Friday: My flight back to Minneapolis was Friday morning, but I had just enough time squeeze in my “run” on the treadmill: 2 minutes of running, 1 minute walking for 20 minutes again, then 20 minutes on the elliptical and my PT exercises.
Saturday: The JB double as usual! Solidcore (50 minute pilates-type strength class) followed by a 45 minute spin class at Surge Cycle. Then I followed all that with a swimming lesson with Jordan at the YWCA! I hadn’t been able to fit in a time on her schedule for a several weeks, so it was great to refresh on the things I had been working on, (neutral head, chest forward to swim “downhill”, rhythm with my stroke/kick, patient arms, and more. So many technical things to think about in swimming!)
That evening, my sister Cresta joined us at the Rock the Garden festival at the Walker Sculpture Garden. It’s a yearly outdoor music festival. It was crazy hot, but we had a good time!
I was really excited about my new #mprraccoon t-shirt 🙂 That was probably the best news story of the week.
Sunday: I found another 50m outdoor pool! This time I went to the Richfield pool, which has lap swimming on Sundays from 10-11:30 for $7. It was so great! Not too busy either. I swam 2100m, which was a lot for me.
Afterwards, I did my daily “run”, which was 3 minutes of running 1 minute of walking for 20 minutes, but I did it outside! As long as I stay on flat surfaces, it’s fine.
Twenty minutes isn’t much, but it’s progress. I do have a long way to go…
Summary: 2 swim sessions (on in NYC, one at an outdoor pool!), 1 swim lesson, 1 spin class, 1 solidcore class, 4 days on the elliptical and a teeny tiny bit of running. Unfortunately, with my work trip, I didn’t get to any actual PT appointments, but tried to do the exercises as much as I could. I have two appointments this week, so hopefully everything is still on track.
Well, that’s it for me for my weekly recap. I’m linking up as always with HoHo Runs and Taking the Long Way Home for their weekly wrap. Check it out!
So cool that you were in NYC this week. Next time let me know and I’ll meet your a quick drink!
I am SO pumped for you! I know that you have been wanting to get back to running for several weeks and it’s great to see that smile on your face during your first run back from injury.
Thank you Kim! It’s exciting but daunting because I feel like I’m coming back from the bottom…I lost so much during those 17 weeks!
Yes, next time I am in NYC for work, I would LOVE to meet for a drink, or maybe I’ll be running a bit more by then and we could do a few miles together!
Hah! Fun coffee cup — if not believable. 😉 I’ve been to the Convene center. That is some dedication to pay $30 for your swim! Looks like a nice pool though.
I know…I thought about the ‘cost/lap’ and it was a bit much, haha 🙂
20 min is a lot of progress! You have come so far it’s really inspiring. I need to get to a 50m pool again soon
Thanks Deborah! One step closer!
Congrats on getting out there and running! I love seeing you moving like that! Sounds like a fun week for you.
Thanks Wendy! Great to be outside doing my favorite activity.
Look at you, running outside! WOOOHOOO!!!! And I love your new shirt. That racoon is the coolest racoon ever!
That raccoon brought so much joy 🙂
OMG! How exciting you ran this week and even ran outside too. That is huge progress! I’m very impressed you are sticking with your swimming and getting lessons (I NEED). Now that summer is here, outdoor swimming has got to be so much more enjoyable than indoor. Sadly, I don’t think we have a large pool like that around here. Thanks for linking!
Thanks for hosting! An outdoor pool, especially 50m, makes all the difference. So much of my recovery workouts have been indoors. I miss that fresh air!
That raccoon broke twitter in the best possible way!
You were right by my office for the swim club. It’s crazy expensive. If you ever need a pool guest pass, try the New York Sports Club right there at 49th. I forget the rate, but it’s not $30.
So the New York Sports Club has a pool? I searched around quite a bit and do t remember that one popping up as an option! Thanks for the tip!
You are SOOOO committed to swimming! That’s amazing! Does the running feel “normal” to you or does it feel awkward? I know you have to do the intervals of walking, but does anything feel “off” when you step with your now-healed ankle?
Hi Kim! Running feels awkward- both physically and mentally. Physically it doesn’t hurt, just feels foreign and less natural. Hopefully it starts to feel more fluid again!
That’s so exciting that you ran this week! Even though comebacks are hard, it feels awesome to back out there.
Comebacks are soooo hard!
I had to google what that raccoon is all about; how funny!!!! You should definitely sign up for a triathlon since you’re swimming so much! I emailed you about the wetsuit 🙂
That raccoon is the best! Poor little guy…thanks for the email on the wetsuit!
So happy to hear that you are back running- and outside! I’m curious what it feels like to run after taking a break for so long. Do the 3 min on/1 off hurt at all? Is it hard endurance wise? How do you feel while running for those 20 minutes?
It didn’t hurt, it just felt really awkward, not fluid or natural. Clunky. And yes, very hard endurance wise, I’m very out of shape now, despite all my hard work during recovery.
Awesome – easing back into road running! Take it easy and be patient – it will come back. And come back to Strava – we’re saving all our kudos for you!
Awesome to see you out running again. How did it feel?
It felt very awkward!
love seeing you running again! and swimming! let me know next time you head to richfield – it’s close to our house, and i’d love to join you! also – tell me about your tropical tank! it’s so cute, and i think i need it 🙂
I will def keep you posted when I can go to Richfield again. I loved it there!
My tank is honestly just a $12 purchase from Old Navy