Workouts, foam rolling, and wordpress problems.

by Melissa on October 24, 2012

Hey guys! Just a quick heads up…I’m having some serious issues with WordPress this week. Navigating through my dashboard has me wanted to tear my hair out – it times out on me every time I need to do something. Cross your fingers this post actually publishes. ;)

I’malmostfeeling 100% again.

Almost.

As of right now, at 12:46AM, I’m still battling the sinus headache part of this crappy deal. Be warned: if you wake up feeling as though you just chugged a scorching coffee and have brain freeze at the same time, it lasts at least 6 days.

Despite feeling pretty weak, I did have a lot of energy back, so I got a really great full body workout in, circuit style:

Foam rolled for 5 minutes;

Hills on the treadmill for 10 minutes;

Repeated this twice,  with 15 reps:

Bridges

Cobra

Plank (1-minute)

Swiss Ball Squat and Curl to Press

Swiss Ball DB Chest Press

Swiss Ball DB Row

Swiss Ball Military Press

Bicep Curls

Tricep Extensions

DB Walking Lunges

Of course I ended it with a good foam rolling and stretching cool down, and I have to say, I feel sore already. However, the foam rolling? It did wonders. I was already feeling the fatigue in my quads just after the workout, running downstairs to run the dryer, so I grabbed the roller and went for it. Here’s what I discovered:

My left calf? In terrible shape. The amount of discomfort I experienced rolling that calf out compared to the right calf was insane.Insane.Which explains the discomfort I felt in my right hip and piriformis. Yowza!! I’ve absolutely been compensating for something, which explains all the pain I’ve been experiencing since the half. I’m assuming that I never conditioned myself properly after that left ankle sprain last year. Oops. I’m definitely going to be working on that. Speaking of foam rolling, I just downloaded the newest RollRelease app, and I’ll let you know how it is…it looks awesome so far!

Source: http://fitfluential.com/2012/10/foam-roller-techniques-app/

That’s pretty much it for now. I’m exhausted – the fighting with WordPress, all the assignments I have due this week, the exam I have Saturday, and the certification exam I have next week are all woopin’ up on me. Thank God I’m not fighting with the germs too much now.

Be on the lookout for a recipe later today.

 

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Katie H. October 24, 2012 at 6:32 am

Sounds like a good circuit. I always enjoy using an exercise ball, but I forget about it when I’m doing my own workouts! Thanks for reminding me some different ways to use it.

And props to you for squeezing in a workout when you’re not feeling 100%.

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Erica { EricaDHouse.com } October 24, 2012 at 6:42 am

Well, I’m glad your feeling a little better! That app looks incredible – almost enough for me to finally bit the bullet and buy a foam roller :)

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Heather (Where's the Beach) October 24, 2012 at 9:10 am

Glad you’re feeling better. And I swear, it’s just crazy how everything is so connected. You feel it in your calf rolling but it manifests in your foot on one side then maybe hams on the other. Everything just starts to go haywire!

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misszippy October 24, 2012 at 2:51 pm

I”m glad you’re feeling better but sorry you have some running aches and pains. Happy healing and foam rolling!

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