I’ve decided to keep a structured log of my work-outs. First of all it’s a good to have an overview of all my different work-outs, their development, my progress, and of course if I’m even working out or if I’m being lazy. “Borrowed” this idea from Andrea, who’s been keeping track right from the start.
Monday & Wednesday (31st of March & 2nd of April)
These days I always have my 2-hour roller-derby training including warm-up, strength/stretching, endurance, different moves and tactics and scrimmage.
The previous two weeks I wasn’t allowed to get hit or hit anyone, seen as I somehow hurt my shoulder. It’s mostly away now, and I hope it stays away. Good training to avoid checks though.
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (1st, 2rd & 4th of April)
It’s really time that I started running regularly again, not only for all the obstacle- and mudruns, but it’s also good cardio for roller-derby. So I’ve been doing this lap which is about 7km. I start out from my home and run along a road for about 3 or 3,5km. After that I start my way through the woods. At some point I reach the road again and start running back home. Most of the time this is the best part of my run, knowing that I already completed about 5km and that I’m almost there.
After coming home I do squats and after that I start stretching my legs. Somehow this is the moment I start sweating.
This week my left calf has been hurting while running. This made me stop several times during my run to stretch. It was really annoying. After each run I make sure I stretch it enough as well, and massage it with muscle-balm to make it relax as much as possible. Anyone ever experienced this?
Friday I ended up sprinting the 100m, because one of my roommates kept texting me, asking me where the hell I was, because dinner was ready. Nothing better than running towards drinks or food.
The weekend (5th & 6th of April)
Friday-evening I had a party, but didn’t drink. I really really hate hangovers. They screw up my entire day. Anyway, one of my derby-trainers told me to take a break, and not work out too much.
So during the weekend I took it slow. Went to the fair-trade market and got me some fresh food from the farm. I stood in the supermarket and the only thing I saw were preservatives and “plop-chicken” (industrial meet). It really is starting to make me sick. And the whole drama of hair being in bread coming from China. No thanks. So I went to get myself fresh spelt-bread from the bakery. At the end of the day I made myself a hamburger of mostly biological ingredients. Delicious!
Sunday we went to to see the awesome double-header in Amsterdam, but more on that later!
I hope this week is going such a great work-out week as well!