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Face The Music Friday #34

on May 16, 2014

Fitness this week:

Saturday – 5 mi (1:05) run + 3 hours yard work (mowed, spread fertilizer, weeded, planted flower beds)

Sunday – 1.5 hr hike (approx 3 miles)

Monday – Chiro appt
Tuesday – 30 min run + 10 min challenge*
Wednesday – Mowed lawn
Thursday – 1 hr Unleashed OCF class
Friday – rest
*For this week’s challenge, my reps were as follows (click here to see the challenge origin):
Lunges – 60
Push-ups – 35
KB swings – 71 (w/ 4K kettlebell)
Burpees – 15
Planks – 34 sec, 30 sec, 15 sec

Overall, a nice improvement on last week. I decided to do it before my run this time to see if that would be any different than doing it after my run like I did the first time. It definitely made a difference, but then made my run a bit tough. I think that makes the decision that much clearer that I can’t do the challenge on the same day as a run, period.

Monday night I had my chiropractor appointment as usual (I’m trying to go every other week now so I don’t use up all my visits before the end of the year). I asked her to take a look at my shoulder that’s been bothering me for well over a month now. At first I thought I just strained it on the monkey bars, but after trying the monkey bars again it still felt pretty bad. After BoldrDash, I could barely move my arm for the rest of the day and we didn’t even have any hanging type obstacles. This made me a little nervous because that is the same shoulder I had a SLAP tear in a few years back.

After she did my ART on my hip/leg and adjusted my back, she took a look at said it was definitely off within about 3 seconds of feeling my shoulder. She told me it’s likely an impingement (which I had to Google afterwards) and I should definitely take it easy on overhead stuff like monkey bars. The last two times I’ve gone to OCF class at Unleashed, I just told Kevin that I wouldn’t be doing them and took myself a little walk over to the TRX, where I did some rows and push-ups. I told the chiro this and she said that was perfect and what she would have suggested I do anyway. I don’t plan on doing monkey bars anytime soon, at least until I feel no pain in my shoulder and my lats/biceps are stronger to hold my weight like that. I’ve already put myself into the mindset that when I do Tough Mudder in 2 short weeks that I won’t be doing any obstacles that are strictly body weight hanging from something. If I know it going in, I will get less frustrated. Trust me, it’s better for everyone.

Substitute the monkey bars for the weight and shoulder for back LOL


Tomorrow, I’m going to my hometown to run the Abington Police Community Partners 5K. It’s supposed to be pouring rain, which I’m not a fan of, but it’s a nice little race. I ran it for the first time last year (since I’m a newbie runner) but it’s been around for a few years now. I know I won’t be beating my time from last year since my endurance is for shit right now, but I’ll just go and enjoy seeing the familiar sights.

I leave you this week with my song choice. Whenever this song comes on my playlist, I can’t help but feel happy. I think it’s the music itself or something, but it always makes me smile and sing it out loud.

Noah And The Whale – L.I.F.E. G.O.E.S. O.N.


17 responses to “Face The Music Friday #34

  1. Courtney says:

    I can’t seem to fix my formatting, so excuse the sloppiness. Grrrr

  2. Good week and owie about the shoulder! I know I would suck at anything where I would have to go against my own body weight, much less with hanging there! Good luck and maybe the rain will hold off for a bit for you.

    • Courtney says:

      Thanks! I doubt it will since it shows 100% though. I’m just going to embrace it. At least it’s not a rainy race in February. Now THAT would suck!

  3. piratebobcat says:

    Good week of workouts! I also visit my chiro regularly – it’s changed my world! Good luck in your race!

  4. biz319 says:

    I always love your musical choices!! Glad you decided to do alternate stuff for your shoulders – for me I think my pain was just from NOT doing anything – I am going to be doing stretching videos that target my shoulders this weekend. Have a great weekend!

  5. dawn @ running the dawn says:

    good luck at the 5k tomorrow!!!

    hope your shoulder starts feeling better soon so you don’t have to back off for too long 🙂

  6. Good luck tomorrow! Sorry about the shoulder, hopefully it won’t take too long to heal. 🙂

  7. d20girl says:

    Looks like a great week. Hope the chiro and some rest helps your shoulder heal up. Sounds like you had a great race, I’m looking forward to your recap!

  8. I hope your 5k went well! Running in the rain can be fun sometimes!

    • Courtney says:

      It was actually *really* good! I just posted a recap like 5 minutes ago. It can be fun, but if it had been down pouring, not so much. Drizzle isn’t bad – sort of refreshing!

  9. Yankee Girl says:

    Question: how do you put your hands up in the air, and keep them there, if they should be going up-down-up-down? I feel like you can’t have it both ways…

    Kinda love this song.

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