Monday, September 5, 2016

Weekly Wrap: Into September

Sunday: No running, just more cow work.  We had two smaller bunches to pre condition so at sunrise we rode out and gathered, got them in the corral and then when that bunch was done we gathered everything up and went down the road a bit and gathered the two year olds (first time moms) and took them to the main corral which was nice since there was no setting up or taking down, except for the chute.

Us girls and Cade rode out while the men were setting up the chute and working on the old corrals to get them ready.
Monday: Hill repeats and a bit of a tempo run. 24 minute HIIT workout with weights
Tuesday:  24 minute HIIT workout with kettle bell and weights

Wednesday: Easy 5 mile run and 30 minutes of yoga
Thursday:  Nothing

Friday: Nothing, unless you count all the miles I put on at work.. it was a busy day and I did a lot of walking!  The surgeon I generally work with puts on short easy cases on Fridays like carpal tunnel releases and trigger finger releases. These cases sometimes are only in the room 15 minutes and we had 15 cases Friday.  That is a lot of going to pre-op getting a patient, taking them back to the OR, circulating a quick case, taking them to recovery room and then cleaning the room and starting over. Good thing my favorite surgeon brought in my favorite maple bars to fuel me through the day!

Saturday: Easy long run. 45 minutes of yoga in the morning.

Also I added up my August miles.  Not a highest ever, but pretty close I think!

I just got these sweet InknBurn pants and am so super in love with them!

Started a new yoga challenge. I was going to try one with harder poses. but my shoulder has been bothering me so I stuck with the easy one. Here is the first three days of the challenge

Miles for the week 18.6 ... wow hardly any
Strength workouts. 2
Yoga 2

Niggles, pains, injuries.  Just my right shoulder... which continues to give me grief when I run. I had it looked at Friday at work and was reassured that it is not a rotator cuff tear so I am thinking nerve thing, or mad muscle? It doesn't hurt when I first start running but kind of works up to a stabbing pain where I have to just stop running and massage it out. I think the weights this week did not help it. Saturday it was terrible to run with, but yesterday wasn't quite as bad.  I am going to a chiropractor this week to see if that will help. I am prepping myself mentally to run a marathon with the pain, on the bright side my legs feel great. A small niggle in my left ankle and foot, but nothing that seems to bother me running.

I would also love playlist suggestions for the marathon.  No rap though, I can't stand that shit. No hip hop either, same reason. I did just add  "Honey Im Good" and am loving it.

linking up with Holly and Tricia for the Weekly Wrap
weekly wrap up
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  1. Love those pants! That ranch pic is so beautiful and awesome. You give The Pioneer Woman a run for the money! Hope your shoulder feels better. They are so finicky sometimes.

  2. Sounds like a good week... except the shoulder thing. I find those niggles come and go for no reason. Hope it clears up for you.

  3. So sorry about your shoulder- and yeah, a wonky shoulder can definitely affect running! I think it's okay you didn't run as much because it sounds like you had an overall busy week and if you're dealing with a niggle or possible injury, it's better to take it easier. I hope you figure it out soon.

    You should add Andy Grammar's other song "Hallelujah" to your playlist!

  4. Oh the niggles! Now of course, I'm getting a niggle in my elbow from all the upper body work I'm doing. Seriously. Can't we all just work out?

    If you are looking for something fun and upbeat try "Kiss This" by the Struts.

  5. Your picture of thethe sunrise and all the horses and riders is gorgeous! I'm impressed that you fit the running mileage into ranch life - way to go!!! Hope your shoulder niggles leave ASAP. I like quiteca variety of music genres - from Coldplay to Tears for Fears, country to rap. Let's see... How about "Don't Let Me Down" by the Chainsmokers? I really like their sound.

  6. Fight Song by Rachel Platten. It's pop, but not rap-ish at all. Really motivational lyrics, and the beat is just right for me when I'm running.

  7. Cute pants! All the niggles show up right before the race. It's good karma. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.) I have such a crazy mix of music, mostly older stuff. If you like country music, I have a whole bunch of those. I hope the shoulder is better already. Thanks for linking, Christy!

  8. As you can see I'm playing catch up again... How does this keep happening? Oh wait I was traveling again!
    Whoa those InB pants are just awesome!! You so rock them too!
    Ha I'm right there with you on the rap crap!


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