Sunday, January 8, 2012

Week In Review: January 1 - January 7, 2012

This was sort of a weird week, since I had the pinched nerve issue, (which thankfully the Chiropractor was able to address, and give me some advice on the issue going forward), as well as just coming off the long run and having some pain in my left knee on the inside (which has also resolved itself with the rest). Here is what last week looked like...

  • Sunday:         Elliptical 2.37 miles; Walking 4.82 miles
  • Monday:        Elliptical 1.63 miles; Running 4.17 miles
  • Tuesday:        Elliptical 1.60 miles; Running 4.05 miles; Walking 0.31 miles
  • Wednesday:   Rest Day
  • Thursday:       Rest Day
  • Friday:           Elliptical 1.63 miles; Running 3.59 miles; Walking 0.77 miles
  • Saturday:       Recumbent Elliptical 12.60 miles

Not a lot of running, but I did manage to keep up the cardio somewhat, with time totals of:

  • Running:                      1:55:03
  • Walking:                      1:32:44
  • Elliptical:                     1:30:00
  • Recumbent Elliptical:    1:00:00
  • Overall Total Time:        5:57:47

I mentioned this in a comment, but after spending a little over an hour at the Chiropractor's office yesterday, and them doing some manipulation, a bit of ART, and some acupuncture with mild electric shocks, I'm feeling a lot better. It seems that I'm not as balanced as I need to be concerning how tight/loose my muscles and ligaments are from one side to the other (especially in the hamstring, glute, and low back area). He gave me some specific stretches I'm supposed to do at least twice a day (more often if possible) to finish bringing myself into alignment and keep it that way. Some strengthening exercises were also discussed. Apparently, if I ignore these stretching and strengthening exercises, it will be at my own peril.

Up till November of last year, I never really noticed the negative issues that can occur when one has these imbalances. I suppose I wasn't running often or far enough to have those imbalances affect me before, but now that the mileage is up, I'm going to have to get my act straightened out (so to speak).

So onward to hopefully a more settled and steady week this week.

Happy Running everyone !


  1. Great job this week! It's alright to not always have a running-heavy week as long as you keep doing other things to keep in shape. I ended up clocking in 48 miles this week, but only 10.6 of those were running! Most of them were from spinning, some walking and some swimming. I'm liking the variety!

    I'm glad you are feeling better!

  2. I'm glad to hear your condition has improved! It looks like you played it smart this week. I'd like to hear more about your strengthening and stretching exercises. Have a great week!

  3. "if I ignore these stretching and strengthening exercises, it will be at my own peril."

    so very true.. as I am just begining to relize.