I've switched back to doing weights as my foot is still not healed enough to run. It's having a nice long rest while I lift heavy things for the next 12 weeks.
I am loving the weights. I love how my mind feels when I run, but I love how my body feels when I lift.
Using a Lean and Strong program from 2011, I am concentrating on form and not rushing through the sets. Even so I was surprised to see most of the workouts this week were less than an hour. Due to a staff meeting on Friday afternoon ( my gym time before school pickup), I did a double workout on Wednesday before work and finished in plenty of time. I'm sure this will change afterwards and my legs were SMASHED that day....but all for good cause...and I am starting to feel strong again.
Noe for circumstances out of my control.....well, after 3 weeks of a bad cough getting progressively worse and seeing 3 different doctors, I finally have a diagnosis.
The first doctor told me I had a bad cough and if I couldn't breathe then I should not cough so hard.
The second doctor gave me some general antibiotics and told me not to cough so hard.
I then taped an episode of coughing on my phone.
The third doctor heard about 5 seconds of the tape and immediately took action for whooping cough....throat swabs, nose swabs, bloods and some serious horse pills and steroids to take, thankfully which now, after 2 1/2 days of medication has taken the choking and most of the 'whooping' away.
And all this means....no gym, no workouts for at least 5 days.....and I have to say, while I really want to go do something, I feel so weak and tired from interrupted sleep and unwellness, as well as restricted breathing, it's an effort to do anything.
I would not wish this on anyone, it feels as if I am drowning from the inside, and I dread the next cough and the struggle to get air in. Everything aches with the effort of trying to not cough and then, ironically, coughing. I could look at it as a great core workout LOL.
And the not so great news...it could last another week, it could last another 3 months.
So for this next week at least, it will be more about keeping an eye on nutrition rather than exertion. I have set myself times to eat as I have next to no appetite, and formulated a meal plan to make sure I get what I need. And rest, rest, rest.......It's not the best start to my next 12 week period but it's no reason to quit.