|I feel ya, Brit.|
Today is a rest day, so I’m basically grumpy, tired, unmotivated, annoyed, lazy, sleepy, hungry, sad and impatient. Yep. Just a typical rest day.
The only thing, other than a nap, that sounds remotely exciting to me is putting on some running clothes and hittin’ the ‘mill for a few miles, which I can’t do. I mean, I don’t really need to rest. I’m not running tomorrow. I want to.
Two days into a self-imposed week-long running hiatus and I’m dreading the rest of the week. All the Boston madness is not helping. Can I make it till Friday on nothing but swimming?
What else can I do? I don’t think I can ride my bike. Can I do my 30-Day Shred video? The treadmill is just sitting there. Lonely. Feeling unloved.
Here’s a question for you all: If it’s my shin that’s bothering me (taking the week off to make sure sore shin goes away, in case you didn’t know), can I ride my bike? I can barely feel any soreness today. A good sign, but it’s going to make it even harder to not run. When I had the fractured shin last year, the doc said I could ride the recumbent bike at the gym, but not a regular one. Do you think that applies to this situation, as well? Here’s another question: Can I even do my 30-Day Shred video? Will that be too much impact on my shin? Sounds dumb, but I’m desperate.
Today, I took T Junior to see Rio
to keep myself away from the refrigerator because Mr. T is at a dog show. (Okay story, pretty visual effects, awesome music!) Road Runner Sports is in the same complex as the theater, so of course, we just sort of happened to find ourselves in there and I might’ve bought a pink visor. Hoping if I buy warm-weather gear that the weather will finally warm up, I guess.
But now that we’re home, I feel anxious. Antsy. Like I need to exercise. Too bad I don’t feel this way about cleaning the house.
Tomorrow, I have a spa date with two girlfriends in the morning. That should keep me busy for the first half of the day. I don’t know if I can make it all day with no workout, though. In fact, I think I might get up early and do a couple levels of 30-Day Shred before the spa day.
Workout junkie!!! Hehe, kidding.. I would be the same way! Maybe just be careful with any high impact stuff on Shred. I have not done it in months and I only did level 1 and only did that once (oops) so I don't know much, but I think there were jumping jacks? I'd say just go easy if it bothers your leg in the SLIGHTEST!
Ditto what Marlene said – the jumping jacks, mt climbers, plank jacks, side-skater-things….no bueno.Do you have any pilates videos? Maybe something new to shake up the routine? OR abs challenge?
I'm with you. Rest days are almost painful for me. I feel so antsy and restless On these days, I usually break out my P90X stretching DVD. It is an hour and a half of stretches, most of which I don't do on a regular basis. I always feel so good the following mornings and am always glad after the fact that I had done it! Rest up!
lol YOu crack me up! I'm loving it because I'm feeling the same way. I'm sick on top of it all. I just went down to my husband and cried “I can't take this anymore!” Then just walked right back up and climbed into bed! Take the rest, you gave me that advice!! You don't want to be out longer than you have to and I would lay off the shin. Can you go to a hot yoga or yoga class…?
I would think 30day shred is probably a bit too high impact. If you are resting your shin, best to rest it all the way. Try the bike, but the doc told me the same thing about the recumbent being the best. Try another workout DVD if you have one, or Netflix has a ton of them instant streaming.
I'd say, if biking doesn't hurt, do it. I hate the feeling of being benched due to injury. Totally craptastic!
I totally feel you! I am so cranky during rest days and so antsy and un-patient. I don't know much about biking, but I would say if you can do it pain-free then to go for it. Good luck!
hmm coming from someone who has had 4 stress fractured shins… Id say stay off it. JMHO. Glad I found your blog!
I'm going with majority rules here and staying off it. That means no bike, no 30-day shred and a whole lot of harrumphing and mumbling from me.
Sorry about the shin pain! Glad you've decided to give it a good rest. Don't want to drag out the recovery period. Hang in there!