Fubar (I think I have the endurance of Stallone and Russell)
Friday, February 19, 2010
Okay so those that know me, know I have been babying a popped calf.
I just started jogging again on Tuesday after 6 weeks off, my physiotherapist said I could.
It was fine and I kept it to 2 or 3 minute bursts with 5 to 10 minutes in between, let me preface this by saying I did 20 minutes on the elliptical as a warm up and did calf stretches before I hit the treadmill.
Wednesday, same process but 20 minutes in I could feel the familiar pull down below and finished up the cardio with walking and doing a 500 meter on the rowing machine.
Thursday, went to the Physio and he said a few more treatments (He and I thought it was fixed and it was to e my last appointment), went to the massage therapist and she said it was much better than a month ago ... so I figure keep the muscle heated, rest til Monday and I'll be good to go.
NOT - ran down the stairs to the basement because my daughter said her bedroom was flooding (she was a little melodramatic about it as there was some water but not "flooding") as I hit the last stair ... pop goes the muscle.
S**T ... so here I sit at work (that is up 32 stairs with no option but to climb them and bathroom is downstairs and I drink 90 oz of water at work ... that may be reduced today ... lmao) trying to figure out how to get in cardio with out using my legs :)
Good luck to me :) :) :)
I think my best option is the rowing machine at the gym because the elliptical (my friend), the bike (hate it unless I am spinning) and the treadmill (my BFF) are not going to be seeing each other for awhile and I went the last 6 weeks without working out and this will not be an option this time.
I have an upper body strength training DVD at home I think I will start using as 1 alternative and doing core/upper body at the gym but I need that cardio ... I am grumpy with out it :( :( :(
Need alternative suggestions for cardio that do not include heavy reliance on my legs or specifically my calf muscles.
Any suggestions :) :)