Recently, while on vacation, I wanted to find a good workout routine that I could use on the road with no weights or special equipment. I enlisted the help of Christy Erb who is personal fitness trainer and specializes in home fitness. If you do this workout to muscle failure for each exercise and then repeat, it should take about 20 – 25 minutes. Although this is not the ultimate workout, it is something that can be performed in a hotel room or guest bedroom. Believe it or not, the next day a I was a little sore in a couple of areas that I had been neglecting.
Big thanks to Christy for her time. If you’d like to check out more from her, check out christyerb.com.
As a way to provide some inspiration to Mama and myself, we signed up to run a half marathon at the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. For those of you who don’t know, a half marathon is 13.1 miles. Mama and I ran together for the past few months getting ready for the race. It wasn’t that I needed to train to complete the race. It was a matter of the goal of my time. In fact, in addition to my shorter runs through the week, I ran a half marathon every Sunday morning in training.
Then, a week and a half before the race, I tore my calf muscle while working on a ladder. It was very painful. So for the next ten days, I didn’t run on it all. I only stretched it and iced it, hoping it would heal by the big day.
On the morning of the race, it felt fine. I stretched it out and it looked like it was a go. I got dressed, hopped on the shuttle, but when I stepped off the bus…POW! (Yeah, that’s what it felt like.) It was bad. It felt like an ice pick in my calf.