Another long week. My foot muscle still gave me aches, although my back did feel better. I got only occasional twinges that warned me not to try anything wild.
Monday: off (whoo-hoo!)
Tuesday: 2 miles running on the treadmill. Started at 5 MPH and worked my way up to 6 MPH in the first three minutes for the first mile, then when I hit the second mile, I bumped it up every time I felt comfortable. Which got me to 6.5 MPH by the end, not terribly fast but a good run. Then I grabbed a lunge line and Christopher Robin and took him out to the ring to do some work. He was such a good pony! He is doing very well at “stand”–an important feature for a horse, as “stay” is for dogs.
Wednesday: a brisk 1.4 mile walk with Daisy, then back to weights. I did 1×15…and then 2×17. It is a sneaky way to add instead of doing a whole extra set, we’ll see how many I do next week. I finished up with 6 minutes of yoga stretching.
Thursday: I thought my walk on Wednesday with Daisy, while brisk, could have better faster (although we did a 15:45 mile), so I set out to go faster. Frequently we are several minutes in before I decide to see how fast we can go, and that really can affect the end time negatively. I’d like to point out that I am still the weak link, as Daisy was tugging me right along the whole way as we did a 14:16 mile. Still, not bad. I did some hill and flat drills afterwards (that took the wind out of my sails!), and followed up by lunging Charby for 15 minutes.
Friday: I took it off after a long, crazy day at work.
Saturday: I went out for a leisurely 3.47 mile run. I took the mostly hill route–not that I can avoid hills around here–and wasn’t very concerned about time. I wasn’t sure how far I was going, and I turned around after my foot began to ache. Glad I did, as the last hill down to my driveway was fairly painful each time that foot hit the ground. Then I cleaned the house (such fun!) before heading off to the movies with some girlfriends (that was fun!).
Sunday: a surprising day off. We had company coming, and by the time we got ready, and had the company, I was wiped. So the horses (and me) got the weekend off.