Training has been something of a struggle for me since the end of July, after our big trip. Yep, training struggle is the right term for it. Unfortunately, I just could not muster the energy and willpower to train much while we were away, managing just two running sessions during the three and a half weeks. Pretty poor.
And then, just a few days after we got home, I had ICL surgery to correct my eyesight (more about this to come, but if you’re thinking about it, just do it. Best. Thing. Ever). But that meant no training for a week. And then I found that I was just so tired after a day staring at the computer screen that my training took a massive step backwards. Really, tired doesn’t even begin to describe how I’d feel at the end of each day.
I couldn’t even manage a pull-up during my PT training that week. Even after taking it easy, he called an end to the training early after a strained a muscle in my thigh.
Coincidentally, that day I had just signed up for Tjejmilen, a 10km run on 5 September. Not a good start.
Luckily, my thigh quickly felt better and I was even able to run almost 7km this past Friday. In a bad time, admittedly, but I was out and running and that was the main thing. And with that I was able to turn my training struggle around.
And because of that, yesterday’s training with my PT; David, went so much better. I managed the pull-ups and my back squats were good and, most importantly, I managed not to strain my thigh again with the lunges. We did some hellish shoulder rows on the back extension bench, which were pure torture. But I made it through them.
I am sore, sore, sore today but in a good way. So much so that I am planning on going for a run tomorrow morning before work. That 10km in September isn’t going to run itself…