What do this:
have in common? Any guesses?
The answer is:
That’s right. I have been given permission by my surgeon to start walking for exercise again. I can walk 1 mile 2-3 times per week to start and then increase by 1/4 mile each week. That means in NINE weeks I will be able to walk a full 5K. It also means my New Year’s Day 5K will be shortened to a mile.
The doctor said my leg looked good and seemed to be healing properly. I only go back to see him if there are any issues. For those you might not be aware, I was diagnosed with chronic exertional compartment syndrome in August and had surgery mid-November.
I was just getting to where my walking was getting faster and faster and easier for me to do a 5K when pain starting occurring. First it was at the end of the 5K and right before surgery, it would start around 1/2 mile in. I am very anxious to start walking again and see if the surgery really did fix my leg.
I still plan on doing 13 5Ks in 2013. Most of the 5Ks in our area start in March, so there will be plenty to choose from.
Guess what I did last night? KETTLEBELLS! Be sure and check out my new Pinterest Kettlebell Board. The workout I did last night was:
WOW! I only did one circuit and I am feeling it. Of course I have been mostly inactive for two months, so it is to be expected. I actually didn’t do move 5 because I couldn’t figure it out and I was afraid of dropping it on my face. Going to have to watch some videos on kettlebells. I am going to need to find more arm exercises for the kettlebell. My thighs are super sore, but my arms not so much.
If you have any favorite kettlebell workouts/dvds/etc, please share with me in the comments.
TGIF! Enjoy your day! After work today, I am off until January 2nd. WOOHOO!!!! We are celebrating Christmas with our friends this evening so the long weekend will get started on a great note!