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Last week’s workouts: a week without running :/

Last week’s workouts included a couple trips to Top Tier Crossfit and a solo cycle class using the Aaptiv app. And I didn’t run at all. The last time I didn’t run even one mile in a week was in April 2016! (I just scrolled through my Strava training log and had to scroll a while!!) I can’t believe how awful this plantar fasciitis has been. Thankfully the workouts at Top Tier Crossfit were good last week and I tried their new HIIT class which I really liked too. And the Aaptiv Cycle classes help me get that heavy sweat I crave.

But, I ran 4 miles this morning and my foot felt the best it has felt since this plantar crap all started a few months ago. I still notice it walking around the house all the time though. I have needling with my physical therapist again this week, and I’m debating going to a sports doc but I think they’ll just refer me to a PT anyway. I asked one of my friends who is an orthopedic surgeon and he said that at this point, the next step with a sports doc would be an MRI to see if there is something else going on. And I figured I should try rest first so I could at least tell the doctor that I had taken time off running before I went the MRI route (since that shiz is expensive).

Anyway, it could be worse and at least I have lots of other workout options I can do! Here’s what last week’s workouts looked like.

M – Vinyasa Flow + solo Aaptiv Cycle

T – Top Tier CrossFit

W – Top Tier Crossfit

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I worked up to 85# on the strength portion and finished the metcon in 1 minute, 50 seconds using 75#; it was much shorter than I was expecting. It was fun lifting with Emily since we never get to workout together.

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Th – Top Tier Elevate HIIT

This workout was much more ? than I was expecting. It destroyed me! (Their Elevate classes are bootcamp-style classes, not CrossFit.)

F – REST (unless you count walking all over the Biltmore as a workout, which I kind of do! πŸ™‚ )

Sa- REST – two short hikes in Boone with my niece visiting from Utah

Su – REST

I’ll do a separate post about my niece’s visit since we did a LOT in NC while she was here 4 days!

Total Miles: zero πŸ™‚

How I’m Feeling: Grateful that I have other workout options! And grateful that my foot felt a little better today! πŸ™‚

Have a good week!

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  • Reply
    tracy
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    When my plantar acted up 2 years ago, I actually took almost 6 weeks off running initially. Then slowly built back up in mileage. I still find it bothers me after super long runs, and I now only run about 3 times a week . It’s not what I was used to, but it is better than nothing. I now enjoy spinning once a week, and swimming a couple of times to replace it. I actually think my overall body is stronger and its fun to mix things up.

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    Christina
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    Have you adjusted the shoes you wear on a regular basis? I’ve read a lot about these specific sandals (of course the name eludes me right now …) that give your feet a LOT more support than going barefoot or wearing flat sandals. Not saying that they will heal you completely, but I know people who have plantar who have said sayonara to heals (which are SO hard on your feet, anyway) and sandals without shape/support….
    I’d say it’s something to try!

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