You need to be flexible if your schedule changes (job change/kids out of school). With the kidney stone episode I had the last couple of weeks (a reoccurance of the left side pain happened at an office job yesterday afternoon) plus a 4 mile run with the dog and a 2 mile uphill bike ride after work while the pain was still present wore me out more than usual. Today is a rest day and rest days are good, just don't make every day a rest day......
I didn't want to get up at 4:30 this morning, so used to sleeping in for a couple of weeks, but the 5 miles was what I needed and I have felt great all day. Taking the summer off from teaching commitments as the kidneys made me miss a couple of weeks and now the surgery coming up in mid July and vacation in August, just going to wait until the fall schedule comes out in September.
I had two good days of very minimal discomfort, but this morning I tried to go out for a run for the first time since June 12 with very uncomfortable pain. The medication puts you in a "stupor" and you don't want to do much of anything other than sleep. The meds also wreck havoc on other parts of your body. I drank at least 50 ounces of water within 5 hours, how much do I have to drink? I do plan to attempt to go for a run with one of my friends tomorrow morning. I hope this case of having to meet someone will get me out of this rut with the meds of not doing much. Good thing I took this week off from teaching-I wouldn't be able to!
Managed to sleep through the night until 6 AM, meds didn't kick in until 7:30....now tired. Body says to rest, so listen to your body, even though I feel like I need to do something .....
Several hours after I wrote my last post, I went to the ER....three kidney stones, said 10-12 days for them to probably get through my body. Surgery postponed until the stones go away. First set of meds didn't help, after day 4 got another set of different meds. Day 5 still uncomfortable. Left side is what's sore, and its bad. So a great reason not to work out if you have pain below the next. Actually I had no desire to work out.....so posts will be related to kidney stones for awhile.
I just thought that I will be posting daily come the 15th regarding my acl/meniscus surgery and how I do...hopefully my posts will give you insight on the post recovery and how this may be worse than starting an exercise program! Or perhaps keep you motivated to recover smart than to rush...stay tuned!
and I have been very busy developing fitness programs for clients and winding down before my knee surgery on June 15th. Of course the knee "locks/pops" out today while kneeling to clean up the kids playroom. The bad part of this is that I have a 5 person relay tomorrow morning-only 5.5 miles but I make it through that and nothing running wise for the rest of the year. This morning I ran 3 miles, no problem with the knee. Go figure.
I just realized this morning I forgot about this website! Well I hope all are getting outside and enjoying the spring weather. I have my surgery on June 15th and knee seems fine but I have not done Zumba since the end of March. Running is still fine. I have a walking race next week, which I have never done before-just a 5K but the change will be good.
yesterday I met a few teachers at a nearby school who wanted a fitness plan for their needs. It was great to talk with them and to learn what their goals were and the obstacles that they want to overcome to achieve their fitness goals. Consider just talking to a personal trainer if you feel you are at a plateau in your fitness routine or just need some movtivation to get you on the path to fitness!
Since I will be having surgery in June, running is not going to happen in the future, so I plan to swim across Joe's Pond in Cabot Vermont, which I am estimating around 1/2 mile, this summer as my goal. Doing new things instead of doing nothing when your situation doesn't warrant is crucial to keeping positive and staying fit......