The past few weeks have had no workout Wednesday posts, but I wanted to give a little life update as well as share some cool workouts I’ve gotten to do recently!
Just over a month ago I was finally feeling good about my workouts and then I had a major ulcer/bacteria flare up. (I don’t have the usual kind of ulcer you’re thinking of….I have the kind caused by bacteria) I KNOW there are certain things I cannot do and taking anti-inflammatory medication is at the top of the DO NOT TRY list. I haven’t taken any in years, but I had had a headache for days and was at my wit’s end. I thought that some ibuprofen wouldn’t hurt, but then I spent the entire next day in bed. For the next week, I would wake up during the night in pain and the only thing that would fix the issue was eating bread. Movement or running made the issue worse and I kind of fell off the exercise wagon. (Imagine me dashing to the kitchen at 3 am and eating a dry piece of bread as fast as possible…. lol! Not so helpful when you’re hoping to lose weight but suddenly need carbs 24/7 to function!)
I already had a doctor’s appointment scheduled for the end of September so I got myself another round of meds and have been taking them since. I haven’t been bloated and in pain since starting them and I also haven’t had heartburn either! (We ate at Swiss Chalet on Sunday afternoon and for the first time in years I didn’t get heartburn after so that was pretty exciting. lol!!!)
All that to say–I’ve been struggling a little but that’s life right?! In spite of the struggle, over the past month I have been able to do some cool, completely different workouts.
I got to attend a military-style boot camp workout at the Global TV headquarters. It was so tough–especially for my weak shoulder muscles–but it was fun to do something seriously out of my comfort zone! We also got to preview the new TV show The Brave after our workout. Three episodes have aired so far and Anson and I are both loving it!
I was also invited to attend a Spin Co. class downtown recently, so I took Aimee with me. I used to do a lot of spinning so I know how it all works, but poor Aimee had never done a class. She was a bit frustrated at first because she just didn’t know what to do or how to adjust her resistance, but after the class she was ready to do it again!
I really enjoyed the instructor and workout but honestly, I’m not a huge fan of the specialty spin studios. It’s not the workout but rather the atmosphere I have found myself not loving. I kinda feel like the kid in class who doesn’t quite fit in–I’m not cool enough, I don’t go there enough, and I definitely don’t have the t-shirt. Also–those studios are dang expensive, but maybe that’s the whole idea. Needless to say, unless someone gifts me with a free membership somewhere, I probably won’t be spending my money on spin classes at a studio! (Don’t get me wrong–I have been to a few different studios and definitely enjoyed Spin Co. the most!)
The day after our spin class was my 15k with Chloe, so I really planned that one well! I loved running that race with her and if you haven’t read my recap, you should check it out here!
Next up on my list is the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon. I’m not ready and I know it, but I also know that it’s okay. I’ve come to peace with the fact that 2017 just isn’t my year of improvement and I am looking ahead to 2018 with some big dreams and goals.
What’s next on your race list or fitness goals? I would love to hear your plans!