Good morning! Catching up from a weekend away from the blog world? Here is what you missed!
A year ago…November flashback
The One With the Emergency Room < ----- Yes, Bobby had to take me to the ER… I am SURE you went and checked out that ER post. Now that you feel sorry for me, and are glad you are NOT me, let’s move on ok? I actually feel fine now. Friday was really rough recovering from the Demerol, and Saturday I still had some bad stomach cramps (and my hand still KILLS where that awful nurse ripped out my IV!) and yesterday I just had SLIGHT cramping, so hopefully today is by “100% better” day. I am headed for a day with my mom today, dropping off the pups to get groomed. They need it badly. No we don’t it’s just our winter coats!
They were pretty tucked out after that heart attack inducing Saints game.
As was their mama. I thought I was going to need a return trip to the ER. Twice in three days would not be so much fun. Let’s try and not go into overtime next game ok boys?
Alright, down to business. The sad truth I hate to admit…my foot still hurts. I will not be running a half marathon Thanksgiving weekend as planned. Since I don’t want to have an ER repeat due to inactivity, I have got to get to cross training. Luckily, the YMCA opens IN my neighborhood on SATURDAY so I am going to implement a serious routine to keep me as fit as possible without putting too much force on my foot.
So, my question for you is what is your favorite non running way to workout that I can do in a gym without putting pounding force on my foot? The gym will have your standard weights and cardio machines as well as one fitness class room where they will have Yoga, zumba, and some form of body pump maybe? Not sure yet. All I know it I have to do SOMETHING and I don’t want to lose all of my fitness, so what are your suggestions? I will get bored doing the same thing every day, so I need variety, something like the pilates in Buckhead that I saw, high energy, loads of moves and safe!
Although I DID get a little workout doing something last night, I will give you a little hint…
Any guesses? Not to mention, tomorrow is a pretty special day here on RWS. You will just have to come back and see why! Have a marvelous Monday.
QOTD: Cross training. Hit me!
Janine @ThePurpleGiraffe says
Oooo are you decorating for the holidays?! I’ll be lugging out my bins soon too, we put the tree up just after Thanksgiving. In terms of cardio that doesn’t put impact/pounding on your foot – cardio kickboxing might be an option. Personally I hate the elliptical/bike, so I’d stick to a class that can utilize your upper body to get your heart pumping!
They’d look better in Patriots jersey’s. 😛
If the YMCA has an indoor pool, I would suggest water aerobics. You get the best of both worlds when it comes to cardio and muscle toning. Did you find out if the problem with your foot is stress fracture?
no indoor pool unfortunately 🙁
I dont THINK it is b/c it is feeling better!
I hope you feel better! Definitely yoga or swimming. But the yoga has to be the intense kind if you want a good workout. A regular bike may bother your foot, but the recumbent may not? Wish you lived closer so we could do our gimp workouts together 🙁
I know I wish we were closer, too 🙁
unfortunately there is no pool at the gym, and the new YMCA only has an outdoor one.
ooh, you are putting up your tree and decorating! I wanted to this past weekend but didn’t even manage to pick up the house *sigh*…why bother, when K will just make a giant mess again?
Sometimes I use the elliptical when I don’t want the pounding force on my joints. It gets my heart rate up too! Swimming is always an excellent choice too.
I like biking and swimming. I’d love to do yoga, but haven’t been able to work it into my training schedule yet! Get better soon!
Michelle @ Blogitness says
Being someone who is constantly injured (or having foot/ankle surgeries) while attempting to run, I’ve tried out my fair share of cross-training. I’ve tried the elliptical, stationary bike, swimming, rowing machine, Pilates, yoga and some light strength training. If I had to choose just a few things, I’d probably opt for swimming, Pilates and strength training. A lot of things you may need to modify a bite, but you can make it work. I’ve been blogging about my recovery from foot surgery, feel free to check it out. I’ve posted a few times on exercising with an injured foot! Good luck!
thanks for the tips!