Weekly Rundown: 002 – Spring Has Arrived!
This week has been a warm one here in South Florida. It reached the 80s every single day, and this coming week is looking to be the same. I think winter has officially left and spring has arrived!
Monday – Beach Run (4 miles, 53:14, 13:33/mi, 73*)
My favorite temp for an easy run is anything in the low 70s, so this was perfect. The 83% humidity wasn’t so great, but it wasn’t terrible either. Right hip is feeling a little tight so I’ll need to spend extra time stretching it this week. I really think sitting for 8 hours a day is worse for my hip than running is!
Tuesday – Rest
This was a planned rest day from running. I had intended to do an upper body workout before New Girl and The Mindy Project came on, but instead we got tacos. It was a good decision!
Wednesday – Stretching (tight hip flexor and IT band)
Unplanned rest day but my right hip was feeling SOOOOO tight and my IT band was also a bit tight. I went to Dicks and bought a resistance band and then did this slightly awkward stretch about five times holding for approx. a minute each time.
^ Fast forward to 27 seconds in for the stretch.
This stretch is LIFE CHANGING. The first time I did it I felt really awkward but you can really feel the stretch in your hip flexor, IT band and butt.
I also did some of the “normal” hip flexor stretches.
Thursday – Stretching again
I was definitely supposed to run this day, but I woke up with my right hip and IT band still a bit tight. Much less than the previous day, but definitely still annoying. I really need to stop sitting so much! I always feel the tightness the most after hours of sitting at work. I should have done a strength training workout but I didn’t because this was turning out to be a very lazy week.
Friday – Stretching again
I had plans to meet up with a couple of friends after work, so I knew if I was going to run it needed to happen in the morning. I’m not a morning person at all, so of course that didn’t happen. I definitely took this “reset” thing a little too seriously this week.
I saw the dress as black and blue AND white and gold. It depended on what angle I was looking at the picture.
Saturday – 4 Miles (no data), Stretching
I finally got in a run! I snuck in a short one between the rainstorms. Unfortunately I didn’t upload the data right away (I don’t leave bluetooth turned on my phone all the time), and by the time I went to sync my phone and Garmin at night my Garmin appeared to be broken :(.
I don’t know what happened! It was working fine at the end of my run and when I got home I plugged it into the charger like normal. Between that time and when I looked at it again something went wrong!
I also did a lot of hip stretching again. Adam commented, “you’ve been stretching a lot this week” YUP. Way more than normal, but I think this needs to become the new normal!
Sunday – Approx 6 miles (no data), Stretching
I downloaded Strava last night to use for this run, but then I decided to just wing it. I haven’t run Garmin-less in forever and since this is my last day of a two-week reset period I figured I would just go out and enjoy it. The good news is that my hip and IT band are feeling soooooooooooooooo much better today! I feel almost 100%!
I do hope that Garmin support will get back to me tomorrow with some help about my poor screen.
If you have ever experienced anything like this with your Garmin please let me know what you did! I tried Google’ing it but I couldn’t find anyone who had the exact same problem!