injury, running, training

Fitness Friday: Week One

It’s been quite a week, amirite? Or maybe it’s just me, what with that whole book coming out thing.

This year, I really want to focus on getting back into a fitness routine. I was doing really well this time last year, but that silly broken ankle kinda fucked that all up and since getting cleared to exercise I’ve been struggling to find my groove again. 
During my season of self-care, I seriously considered quitting blogging altogether. The only thing that kept me around was looking forward to blogging about my training for the Cleveland 10K (the distance I’m 99% sure I’m going to run in May). I love the routine of training mode and sharing my weekly workouts with all of you. 
But I won’t start training for another month or so but I’m still trying to get back into a routine and working out on a regular basis, so why not just start a weekly working blogging series that I can use to transition into training mode in a few weeks?

The really big news is that I BOUGHT A TREADMILL.
I know, right? 
If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time you know that I pretty much hate the treadmill. In fact, in my book I describe a rather traumatic experience I had on one many years ago that left me scarred. Literally. My old building had a treadmill that I used only in dire circumstances but since moving I’ve discovered I really took that thing for granted and actually kind of missed it.

Yeah, I wasn’t expecting that either. But there were multiple mornings when it was cold and dark and snowy outside where I’d wake up and think “Man I wish I had a treadmill downstairs.”

Seriously. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

So, I bought a treadmill that was delivered last Friday and, I gotta say, it’s really nice to have because while I have a YMCA membership and it’s maybe 5 minutes away (especially really early before rush hour), that’s just another obstacle to get me working out and now I can just throw on my shoes and head downstairs to the basement.

Here is this week’s weekly rundown: 

Friday: Rest
Saturday: Walked on mah new treadmill
Sunday: Tried out several fitness apps (before buying an annual subscription to FitStar)
Monday: BC was at work, I rearranged one of our guest rooms so unintentional body weight strength workout LOL
Tuesday: Spin class at YMCA
Wednesday: 1 mile run + FitStar workout
Thursday: Rest

I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about the back to back run + workout but turns out I really liked it! Getting strength training is hard for me — it’s one reason I was trying different apps, to find out that would fit my vibe — but I am hoping this is a routine I can stick with. When my runs start getting longer it’s going to mean waking up earlier but, hey, that’s the beauty of having a treadmill in the basement!

Love from the ashes,
Lady Lazarus

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