Rachel Cosgrove and I broke up.
More to the point... Rachel Cosgrove and my major load-bearing joints broke up.
It wasn't amicable.
Within just one week of starting her initial (easiest!) training plan, I began to experience shooting pains in my hips and knees and started to lose range of motion in my right shoulder. And yes. I did the warm ups.
I was also insanely fatigued, I was dreading my workouts, and taking out regular cardio was compromising my mental health.
SO! I gladly picked up my kettlebells and started swinging away...
Bough a new pair of running shoes from an amazing business. (Nike Zoom ... cushion-y, supportive clouds for my feet ...)
And recommitted to my fave classes in the entire world.
Goal 1 : HKC (Hardstyle Kettlebell) Certification in Santa Barbara in July 2011 ...
- Preparation : Busting out mayjuh snatch workouts 2x / week and working on my pull ups!
Goal 2 : San Jose Rock and Roll Half Marathon in October 2011
- Preparation : No Meat Athlete's Half Marathon Training Roadmap ... and a lot of work with my chiropractor and massage therapist to deal with some pre-existing scar tissue and adrenal fatigue
Goal 3 : Dont. Get. Hurt.
- Preparation: It seems like a lot of my fitness career has been injuring + rehabbing while continuing my own training against all common sense. This is Goal #3 but Priority #1: Listening to my body. (Try it. I highly recommend it.)
Peace, Love and Sweat, ya'll! I promise to blog more often...