Saturday, February 21, 2009

Super Saturday

I had a great session with Trainer Guy on Friday. He has some good ideas of what I can do to help with both the knee issue and this new injury to strengthen some of my weak areas. We also worked through my abs exercises.

The one thing we didn't get to was upper body. Husband missed his strength workout on Thursday and had upper body to do as well. So we went back to the gym today. Yay! I know some of you don't do much strength work, but I'm beginning to love my time at the gym as much as I love running. Does that make me weird?

Today being Saturday is one of the run group days. Well, I *did* meet with them and I *was* wearing my running clothes, but I didn't run. I'm fairly certain it would have been a bad idea to run today because the hammy thing is still bugging me. I realize that I'll be better off in the long run (heheheh - pun intended) if I let this heal completely.

So what was I doing there, you might ask? Well, there's a new lady in our group who's doing a run/walk program and today she was scheduled for 60min walk. I decided to join her, and I'm glad I did. It was nice spending some time getting to know her better.

Have a good weekend everyone!

25 comments:

  1. kudos to you for being patient enough to let the hamstring heal, and still joining someone for the 60 min walk! Awesome stuff! Glad to hear you had a good session today too!

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  2. I am sure the 60 min walk lady appreciated your company.

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  3. Your a good training partner and YAHOO to loving the weight training. I'm trying to get my posse members (the ladies) to start lifting more.

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  4. Yes, time (off) heals everyting. Strength training is GREAT for runners. Most of us do ignore it though. I'm guilty of that most of the time. I know it will help with preventing injuries. I try to do my Wii Fit at least three times a week. ;)

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  5. Good for you for listening to you body. Hope your hamstring feels better soon!

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  6. Well, if loving the weight training is weird, you at least have a bud in it - I am hooked on it lately! (Who doesn't get a kick outta tight abs??)

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  7. i've been looking at strength training but haven't started. I have a hard enough time trying to find time to rn, let alone add another activity.

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  8. What a great idea to go meet the group and do the walk with the new gal! Yay! And I am totally with you about strength training! It settles something for me and I miss it if I have to skip a session. Good luck with babying the hammy!

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  9. ok you are a good person for me to learn from! I probably would have been moping and thus not met the group and thus missed out on meeting this great new person

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  10. Oh, I hope that your hammies will heal quickly. You seem to be an a lot more patient person than I am. You are an inspiration.

    P.S. Thanks for sharing your perimenopausal experience. Even though I'm not quite there, yet, I'm sure it will come in handy in a little while ... knowldege is power, hey?

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  11. That was so nice for you to go with the new lady. What a warm feeling and it helps us all remember why we started doing this.

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  12. That's nice of you :) Hey, Lisa's hammy - get better soon!

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  13. I'm sure both the walker lady AND your hamstring appreciated the walk :)

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  14. Lisa you're going to have some serious guns with the rate you're going ;-)

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  15. Good for you! You always seem to find ways to make the most of a given situation -- in this case walking and getting to know someone better. You are such an inspiration!

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  16. Great idea to walk and have good company doing it!!!

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  17. good idea to walk and not risk injuring yourself further. and how nice to enjoy the company while doing so :)

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  18. Yeah, good idea to rest that hammy. I hope it heals for good soon!

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  19. Good idea with the walk! That was probably the smart move.

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  20. What a good lemonade person you are! And getting to know a new friend besides.
    Wishing you ham healing.

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  21. Yup... That's training smarter :-)

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  22. Yeah, take it easy when you need to! Glad you liked the trainer!!

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  23. I hope that hammy thing heals soon! Another frustration! But you have to wonder sometimes if those unscheduled layoffs are for a reason we don't see at the time?? I'm liking the weight training as well. I used to do it twice a week without fail and then somehow got away from it, but now am back and enjoying it very much.

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  24. Oh, and P.S. Sometimes walking is the best way to get to know someone. And the time flies by before you know it.

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  25. It's taken me a couple weeks but I'm now enjoying my strength training workouts. That is, until someone starts talking to me and disrupts my routine.

    Hope your hammy heals up soon!

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