I am still recovering from tweaking my back, which is why I haven’t been posting any treadmill times. I’m in physical therapy, but they don’t want me to get on the treadmill yet, and I’m mostly don’g stretches and range of motion work.
When you can’t move too much you have to control your calorie intake really carefully.
I’ve cut my daily intake down to about 600 calories. It is painful at first, but after a few days your get used to it and your not starving (most of the time).
I have been struggling this week with mobility. Trying to take it extra easy to let my tweaked back heal. What does that mean? It means I’m scraping the back of my whiskey cabinet to find something new to try.
What did I find?
This Fighting Cock Kentucky Bourbon.
I have to be hones with you, I bought it as a joke for a birthday party.
I guess we are about to see how that joke plays out…
I need to make weight this week, partly because I don’t want to go two weeks with missing a goal, and partly because I feel like its important to break through that weight milestone I haven’t been able to get to in twenty years.
And it is going to be difficult. My back is capping my speed – at least if I want to continue to walk and work. So I basically have to go slow, which means if I want to lose weight I need to not eat. Not eating sucks.
It was so hot today. I mowed the lawn and then came in and got on the treadmill, so I was already sweating when I got on, and by the end I was dripping.
I’m still starting slow at 2 mph and slowly increasing that by 1/10 every 1/10th mile until I get to 2.8 or 2.9 mph and then hold there. Today was the fastest I’ve been since I pushed way too hard over a month ago.
I had one moment of pain on the treadmill but it passed so quickly I kept going. I guess we will see how I feel tomorrow.
I upped my distance from 2.498 to 2.515, I’m on fire!!!
In all seriousness I’m still taking it slow and just slowly building back up to where I was when I could go 3 plus miles without any ill effects. Then I’m going to stay there. Yes, I’ve sad that before, but this time was a kick in the n*ts and I really did learn something.
Today’s workout was a challenge. I upped my speed from 2.5 mph yesterday to 2.6 mph today, and by the end I was totally feeling it. My right thigh and lower back were aching, and if I wasn’t at the 58 minute mark when it got bad I would have just called it.
It is so hard to know how hard to push. If I don’t do anything I hurt, if I work out too much I hurt, but there seems to be some point in the middle where I am okay. I always hurt some, but it feels like this odd game off see saw.
Here’s to hoping if I can bet back to 215lbs or 225lbs that the pain won’t be so easy to find.
I was off today, so I had an awesome four day weekend.
I actually got out to the range around lunch, and then got on the treadmill. I still feel a little tentative and if I move the wrong way I get a twinge of pain down that sciatic nerve, but I was able to do the full 60 minutes today, even if it was at a relatively slow pace.