Attitude check: summer is not stressful, but this trying to come back to walking has been a case study in frustration. The latest improvement hasn’t been my max distance so much as that I can walk more total miles; my 1-1 day walks are better. And my weekly mileage, while it still sucks (15 miles), is better (up from 8)
But mentally, it is as if a big part of my identity is gone. I used to pride myself at being able to cover long distances on foot, and I can’t..not without an “unpleasant” degree of pain anyway.
My back: pain shows up in the glute, often upon walking a certain distance, and, well, after doing the wrong exercises.
I feel slightly more residual pain than normal this afternoon; the walk that I did was kind of rough. I started to do a 1.1 course but said “F-it” and turned for extra …and I probably should have stuck with my 1.1. But during the final 0.5 miles, it seemed as if I was right on the verge of ..well..walking pain free? It is as if I need to get the posture just right and maybe do some “stretches while walking.
Of course, there was the PT (what else?) and my weight exercises.
Pull ups went fine (4 sets of 10); deads were ok.
walk 2 miles
PT plus pull ups: 10, 10, 10, 10, 5 chin, 5 wide, 5 mixed, 5 mixed
push ups: 30 incline, 30 decline, 30 incline, 10 deficit
Bench: 5, 5, 5, 6 x 156
Dead: 10 x 134, 10 x 184, 10 x 275 (8 inch)
High incline: 3 sets of 6 x 104 Swiss
Curls: 3 sets of 10