Monday, June 7, 2010

Week of 5/31/2010

There are tough weeks out there and this was one of them. Going into it with a low back that was throbbing and a left leg that constantly feels like it's getting pinched was not a good sign.

Monday - Memorial Day. I did what I could to stay out of trouble. Put as little pressure on my back as I could and just chilled all day with the family.

Tuesday - Easy spin on the trainer - 30 minutes. This was also the start of the US sales meeting for Zoot which had my head spinning a bit.

Wednesday - Group run with the sales team. We had a really good turn out for the run. Out the hotel parking lot, to the coast highway and north along the coast to Carlsbad. Easy pace with the group to the turn around. Then sub rep from NY decided he needed to keep his creed, "finish strong". The pace gradually picked up. We negative split the run by 2 minutes. Uphill most of the way back. Only 3 finished together. - 47 minutes
Wednesday PM - This doesn't count for anything but it was sales meeting team competition at the beach. My team finished 2nd overall partially due to my inept 3 legged race effort. But we got into the final because of some outstanding boogie boarding by me and my teammate Jim. Ocean time is always good time and it felt great to be in the waves. Then I got out and my back was hating me beyond belief. Ice I need Ice!

Thursday - Group run again. Much smaller group because everyone was out partying the night before. My back was absolutely crying out there. I kept the pace in check and the run short - 30 minutes. Everyone appreciated that effort.

Friday - Back time. It won't go down in a workout log but it should. First off it was the back doctor making sure no real damage was done. Then it was the trigger point massage therapist Susan working on the body. Her quote "you knew it was going to hurt, that's why you came here right?" There were tears rolling down my cheek as she worked on my obliques.

Saturday - Recovery from Friday. Also more important it was Mary's Birthday so Saturday was all about Mary. And my sore back.

Sunday - Finally relief in the back. I did some light core work and lots of stretching. Minor soreness but not that back pain that rules your every move.

Here's to weeks that make you stronger mentally.

It's a good life....

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