My times of injury or illness allow for me to catch up on other things around the house, such as cleaning, re-organizing, decluttering, gardening, etc. All those things that go by the wayside when I'm heavy into training. I'll admit it, I even forgo grocery shopping some weeks because I have too much to fit in on any given day.
This week has been a real challenge to me with not being able to do much in the way of training. I find it very strange that although I am really missing running, even more, I miss swimming! I can't even wrap my head around that. Swimming is not something I do to "train", rather, it is something I do to "relax" or "stretch out" from the miles and miles of running I put on my body. A year ago, I was fearful of swimming and did everything I could to avoid the activity. Now, I long for it.
So, no running, no swimming, no push ups, no pull ups, no dips, no upper body strengthening, no yoga. I am determined to find something I can do. I try spinning in the gym and it goes OK. 30 mins twice this week and I didn't die. I didn't find much excitement in it, but it was something and in a week with no running, I have 24 miles on the books. I like that.
I have been doing lunges and squats without weights. I meant to try the stair climber, but I just can't bring myself to do it. Maybe later today.
I have also been attacking several of the closets and cupboards in the home. One such cupboard is my "Tupperware" cupboard. I honestly have about 3 pieces of Tupperware, so why I call it this, I have no idea. I suppose it sounds better than "my Gladware cupboard." Tupperware. What a strange word. Say it a few times. Go ahead. Weird. Isn't it. Did someone named Tupper create the stuff?
|Before. The bane of my existence, second only to my garage.|
|After. Taking bets on how long this lasts.|
Several other areas in the house have been attacked with force, I just did not, (fortunately for you, my dear readers), think to take pictures before and after.
I hope these ribs heal soon.