Welcome to Day 1 of my first Recovery Week. And of course, I strained something. Not sure how that happened. I took yesterday off, and about half-way through the day I strained my calf. It doesn’t hurt on the main part of the calf, but rather at the top, near where it attaches to the back of the leg. I think I did it testing out new recliners. You need to use a lot of leg force to get some of them back down. Could be a good hamstring workout!
What I don’t want to do is make it worse. I’m afraid of over-stretching it by doing the scheduled YogaX workout. I was thinking rather of riding my bike on my resistance trainer, and doing a Spinervals DVD. That’s a rather low-impact workout, that still get’s my heart rate up for an hour. But I do need to do something to get myself out of the funk of the last couple of days.
I have gotten over my disappointment over not losing as much weight as I would have liked. I know I need to just keep pushing. But I got hit with a double whammy. The same day I wrote that post, the vet called to say our family dog, Sadie, had stomach cancer and we needed to put her down. It was a very sad day. My wife rescued her in 1998, and she has been a special part of our family for all that time. Not knowing her exact age, because she was rescued, we estimated her to be about 15. A good long life - well lived. We’ll miss you Sadie.
So now to get back on with the program.