The good news is that my physical therapist has cleared me for some short runs (up to 4 miles). The bad news is that I still have about 45 minutes of physical therapy exercises I need to do every day. It was one thing to get up at 5:00 am to fit in a walk and some strengthening exercises, but figuring out how to work in a run and still get to work at a reasonable hour presents a real challenge.
I am not supposed to do my physical therapy exercises on a day that I have physical therapy, so one option is to run on those days. My appointments are at 7:30 am, so I will have to be very efficient to fit in a run and a shower and get all my stuff together for the day before I have to leave the house at 7:15.
On Friday, I did it all before work, including walking the dog.
I had to sacrifice my morning Twitter/Facebook/Blog time and get breakfast at Starbucks, so it’s not an ideal schedule, but I did get to work on time.
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One option would be to do my exercises in the evenings, but I know myself too well to even consider that as a realistic option. By the time I get home from work and fix dinner I am ready to collapse. I certainly don’t have the energy for 45 minutes of planks and glute bridges. 😉I am pretty sure that my best option is to get out of bed with my first alarm (no snooze-button!) and cut down on dilly-dallying.
I also am figuring out how to work in my FitFluential time. I am loving the FitFluential community (if you are interested in becoming a FitFluential Ambassador, you can find information and the application here) and am discovering great new blogs, but I could easily spend all day trying to keep up (which I learned the hard way when I was “working at home last week”–oops!). I have decided to read/comment on three new FitFluential blog posts a day, and only read more after my own work and blogging is done.
Do you have a new routine for the summer?
Do you have to impose limits on your blogging and social media time?