I am trying to remember the positive aspects of the whole not running thing. So far the only really good one I can come up with is that I can take slow walks with Tommy & Elliott and count them as workouts, lame as they seem. (The weather has been decidedly fall-ish and not winter-ish... if it weren't for the 3.3 hours of daylight one would think it was mid- or late-October!) We had a beautiful 30 minute stroll on Sunday afternoon and my back hurt just enough times that I didn't get frustrated with the slow pace and frequent stops we took.
I did do 1 or 2 sessions on the elliptical machine this week but while they don't hurt during the workout, I definitely think they leave an "impression" on things the next day. I also did a couple of short yoga workouts. Like the elliptical, they don't hurt at the time but I think they cause some after effects that aren't so great. I've been doing the stretches the PT taught me like a woman possessed. I have no idea if they are helping but I'm telling myself without them I would be even worse... so I keep at it.
A more determined athlete would be doing lots of upper body strength training right now... I'm not sure if I ever was Her, but I'm definitely not now. Sometimes I just feel very, very pregnant. Funny how that can happen.
I have an appointment with my midwife on Thursday. I will be toting a 3-year-old, a 2-year-old, and a 7-month-old.... So it should be a very relaxing and enjoyable visit. Riiiiiggghhhhtttt....
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