I had signed up to go to Rev Cycle but between a stressful day at work and a sore body from the race Sunday, I called it a rest day.
Again, I had hoped to make it to Rev but my work schedule makes it difficult to get there for the 7pm class. Rest will be good for me in the long run.
Wed- November Project (6 miles) + PM Massage
I woke up and had to decide whether to bike or run to the workout. My calves weren’t in terrible shape so I decided to run. In hindsight, I shouldn’t have but it is what it is. The workout was a combination of stairs, squats, sprints, and pushups. I did about 2.5 miles of stairs and sprints and then ran home. My calf almost gave out on me twice but for the most part they felt okay. If it doesn’t start feeling better soon I’ll probably bike down to the workouts to watch and just hang out while everyone else runs. I promise that if you do November Project you would understand that it’s not as crazy as it sounds.
Thurs- 60 minutes spinning
The 6am class is one of my favorites of the week. Esther is the best instructor (she owns the studio) and I always leave feeling wide awake and refreshed. This week there was a special guest- one of the leaders of November Project is training with her right now and he led the warmup so that was an extra fun time. I love Rev. I’m going to miss this unlimited membership even though I haven’t used it as much as I would have liked.
I was supposed to go to Pop Physique with some other Bmore bloggers but I don’t get out of work early enough. And a morning run was out of the question due to my calf issues, so rest day it was. I’m holding off on Friday November Project workouts until I’m feeling good again.
Sat- 60 min spin
I was going to run but decided to just take the rest of the week off. I’ll reevaluate next week. Yesterday was Rev Fest so all of the spin classes were held outside. I didn’t love the instructors as much as Esther (the owner) but I still got in a good workout. I showered after because I didn’t have time to go home before work- nicest showers I’ve ever been in.
Sun- 60 min spin
I love Sunday morning “Church of Esther.” I haven’t been able to make it the past few weeks so it was nice to be able to get in there this morning for a sweat session.
Sometimes your body needs rest. This week mine definitely did. I didn’t force the workouts, I did them when I was in the mood and when I had time. I opted to sleep in Friday instead of exercise. If I really am having issues with the nerves in my calves, that’s not something I really want to be messing with. I don’t know what’s going on but I know taking time off has worked in the past so that’s what I’m going to continue to do.
I’m in the process of switching all of my doctors to this area now that I live here but it’s taking awhile. If my leg is still causing me problems, I’ll book an appointment with a sports medicine doctor, but my parents have always had a rule that they will not pay for me to see someone until I’ve rested first. I know I didn’t overdo the workouts this time around, but my calves are extra sensitive to shoes and any differences in mileage so I’ve been trying to do things that don’t bother me as much. Spinning doesn’t hurt and I have this unlimited membership so I might as well use it.
I may have a chance to get a pair of the new inspire 11s in the next week or two that are being released in November so I’m hoping that will help with some of the problem as well. I can’t really wait until November when they come out. My elixirs are shot but there aren’t any other ones out there that seem to help manage the problem, and I can’t wear the inspire 10s for whatever the reason. If the 11s end up working out for me, I’m literally going to buy a hundred pairs so I never have to worry about them discontinuing my shoes on me again.