Sunday, July 19, 2009

This week and Plantar Fasciitis

As usual, this week's workouts took place in my hotel room. The big bonus was the fact that I was upgraded to a suite, so I had a ton of space! I could shuffle from side to side, jog around the room, etc. It was great! I did Kenpo X by the book on one of the days because I wanted the stress relief of punching the air! ;) I made it out for a run too, although it POURED on me after 15 minutes. I just ran inside and did some lunges, squats, pushups, etc. with jumping jacks and jump squats and stuff mixed in.

I've decided that I will be buying myself P90X+ within the next couple weeks. I'm quite excited! I have 5 weeks left of my internship and then it's back to grad school for one more year. I want to have + for my workouts during school. That starts August 24. I can't wait! The internship is a great experience, but traveling is not good for my life! I'm pretty sure I'm meant to be at home, as much as possible. I won't mind traveling for work sometimes, but I really miss cooking my own food and being home at night.

My other topic for the day is plantar fasciitis. I have an itty bitty case of it,
and I'm working on alleviating that. For those who don't know
what it is, there's tons of info out there on webmd and such websites. Essentially the arch of my left foot gets sore (I have pretty high arches). Some people get heel pain, but that hasn't happened to me just yet. I'm trying to stretch my foot and achilles and calves a lot more because that's supposed to help. I got some great new (very supportive) running shoes too, so that should help. If anyone has plantar fasciitis advice for me though, let me know! I'm doing my towel stretches, plus extra calf stretches, and calf stretches with a slightly bent knee so it focuses more on the achilles. Other than that, I'm not sure what to do except get orthotics which I'm not prepared to pay for right now!

Today's workout is going to be a long walk to the store and back. The weather is beautiful! I'll do some yoga when I get back to stretch my legs out, and that's about it! Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Time is flying by!

I've been on the road now for 4 weeks... my internship is only 10 weeks long, so I'll be back to grad school life soon. I've had some triumphs and some difficulties! The past two weeks, I've only gotten in two workouts per week on the road. On the other hand, I have been commuting on foot in NYC with my laptop and sometimes luggage, so I've gotten in some nice incidental exercise as well. I still pack my resistance band and my P90X book for some inspiration. It's worked out well! I also fit in a run last weekend, so I'm getting there. It's crazy how a life change like this can throw you off kilter.

Food is definitely a challenge too! I eat ALL of my meals out because I'm staying in hotels. Here's what I've come up with so far to keep me in check:

Starbucks skinny vanilla latte and a spinach egg wrap for breakfast - not perfect but keeps my calories for breakfast around 400, and I get some calcium and protein.

A salad from a local deli for lunch - I can get a whole bowl of lettuce, and I put 6 toppings on it. I usually go for chicken, maybe some avocado, and the rest veggies. Plus some balsamic vinaigrette as dressing

Dinner is a crap shoot! I've done a lot of sushi because I trust it. I can even get it with brown rice in NYC. We've had some team dinners out though, so I've definitely had some challenges there. All in all though I'm learning and doing my best. I just have to keep trying! I've been journaling my food and it's definitely not to the point it should be but I'm maintaining my weight. So that's good!

Ummmm, can't wait to get me Shaun T's Insanity!