Monday, March 17, 2008

Weekly Recap 03/10/08 - 03/16/08

This week's recap is going to be a little different than usual. You know why? No workouts. None at all. Unless, maybe, you count randomly jogging to my car to test out my knee.

I'm not frustrated, though, not like last week. Last week's recap got posted immediately after finding out I couldn't even water run. I was ticked, frustrated, and ready to bite someone's head off after finding out my last means of exercise jumped out the window.

But this week wasn't that bad, I just just RICED: rest, ice, compression, elevation, and DRUGS (don't worry, just Aleve)! Plus it was spring break, even if I spent the majority of my time working on stuff, the last few days were break-like.

I ended up going home, and got to see my cousin and his girlfriend both of which I hadn't seen in over a year. Hung out with them, played with the dogs, all the stuff I miss down in Kentucky. All in all, I'd call it a rewarding week.

Nutrition completely went out the window this week. Completely. It was no where to be found. I was only eating about 5 times better than Marcy, and that's saying something! Common foods were pizza, BBQ ribs, and pizza. Common snacks included home made cookies, ice cream, cake, and girl scout cookies. The motivation to eat good just completely goes out the window for me when I don't look at it as fuel for tomorrow's workout!

Luckily, workouts commence tomorrow. I'm planning a very easy one or two mile run just to test out this knee. I'm optimistic since it has been feeling better these past couple days. Then Tuesday I'm swimming. If this knee is still hurting, I'm still swimming. I will use the pull buoy for a full 90 minutes if thats what it takes to get a workout in without hurting my knee. I hate the pull buoy, but I'm going to make it my b*tch if I have to.

And now, I'm off to dream land, hopefully. My sleep schedule is all jacked up after break, as expected. I spent a lot of nights up til 3am with my cousin (which is 4am EST), so it's gonna take some work to get back some normal sleep patterns to form again!

Hope everybody had a great week!


Marcy said...

Now that is MY kind of food day! *YUMMMMMM* Did you eat a whole box of Thin Mints? Yeahhhh I did that last week :-X

Stuart said...

Hang on in there, you're doing the right thing, resting not consuming Girls Scout cookies that is.

We all have, "crap did I just eat all the cookies" days.

Nitmos said...

Back in the saddle again. Ease back into it. The brain is always ahead of the body in the running plans department.

Nancy said...

Good luck, Doug. I'm glad you enjoyed your week off. Hopefully the break will make all the difference. Take it slow. :D

Yep, I'm a mom, full of advice just because I'm a mom. You can tell me to buzz off. :D

Nibbles said...

Oh, Doug, I'm with you on the crappy nutrition. I had one of those days yesterday. As Zanne said, "The wagon ran over me." I ate four huge cookies.

Good luck getting your sleep schedule back on track. Hope the new semester goes really well for you, and hope the knee starts behaving again! Look forward to reading your posts for this week.

Bill Carter said...

Hey Man

You are doing what you have to do to get better. Give yourself some time and you will be aok. Glad to see the attitude is better because you sounded a little fed up last week. Your natural talent will still be there when you get back to the training and you will be back in no time.

Best of luck with school.