Thursday, April 19, 2012

This Bimbo is in Limbo

Ha to bimbo! I couldn't think of anything else that rhymed.

So anyway, here I am on the injury train. Boo boo!! (I'm on a roll!)

I'm actually in pretty good spirits all things considered. It is what it is, and truth be told, I did it to myself. My coach was going back over my training log and looking for training errors, but honestly, I attribute this to lack of strength/core training. Something was bound to give, and with my weak abs, it was my back.

I know my abs are weak because I got back into the gym this morning for lower body/core work and did some ab exercises that were fairly easy a couple of months ago. Today? Not so much.

What a bonehead move on my part neglecting ab work. Even elites do it.

Well hello there, Kara Goucher! If you're doing weighted sit ups, I sure as hell should be doing them too. (source)

One thing that has kept my spirits high is this GEM.

I love you, Alter G, even though you give me Camel T at 50% of my body weight. Luckily, I'm hanging in there at 70-80% bw these days.

Can you believe that I get M-F 0600-1800 FREE access to this thing?!? Me neither. So I will shut up all whining because I know I am lucky as all get out.

Before you start hatin' though, check this out.

That's really all that I can say about this.

So looks like I take the good with the bad these days. 

Chiropractor X 3 weekly, Alter G, and tons of strength/core with a side of pool running and yoga, here I come!!!


  1. Oh, bummer! I'm so sorry to hear you are injured and hope that you have a swift recovery!

  2. Also wishing you a quick recovery!! Now what the heck is the Alter G?

    1. Yes, I have heard of it but I need more info! Could you do a follow-up post on this Alter G machine!

  3. Are those temps for real?!!! Yousers! And I thought it was hot here.... I think all my workouts would be in the gym with that heat!

    I am pretty regular with my ab work but it is mostly because that is where my body loves to store every bit of fat since I had kids. Speaking of core work I need to do mine tonight!

  4. oh man, bummer you are injured - but at least you have an awesome attitude about it and you will get through it soon! that is incredible that you get to use the alter g. i was just telling my sister about you yesterday, and how you had access to one. she tore her acl and is looking at a long road to recovery and we were talking about how (eventually) it would be amazing for her to use one of those!

    i can't believe how hot it is there! wow. that would be tough to handle!

  5. Argh- such a bummer...I feel like I'm prone to injury and have been trying to be consistent about the weights and cross training, but it can still sneak up on you sometimes. but wow, you are so fortunate to have access to the alter g! You will have no problem maintaining your fitness (and getting a stronger core in the process!) Keep up the positive outlook, it will carry you through!

  6. Drat about the injury but it sounds like you are already well on the road to recovery. Alter G - SWEET!! Work that core lady. As for the weather ... that's exactly why I don't miss living in Arizona!

  7. Ha! Enjoy the alter G indoors in the air conditioning!!
    Let's look at the positive..if you can run in that outdoors, you will be well prepared for Boston next year :)

  8. I'm so sorry about this, Allison (and sorry I'm just now reading it--I've been AWOL from blogging for the last few days). I'm hoping to be able to work in a few Alter-G sessions myself, but I'll have to pay for them so it will be more limited. :^)

    Yes, the core is key for those of us with pregnancy in our past. I'm finally feeling like I have something going on in my lower abs, but it took the better part of the six weeks I've been working on it. And my stupid back still hurts.

    Wishing for patience and perseverance for both of us!!

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