It’s been 15 days since I took part in The Fit Dad Challenge 2013 and believe it or not I’m already seeing/feeling the results. If you’ve been following me on facebook or website under the right hand navigation area under Fit Dad’s Workouts you can clearly see that I’ve been beating myself up with two a day’s 3-4x’s per week. The Insanity/Running program is no doubt working, I’ve lost weight and can clearly see the difference in my core, in fact today I’m wearing a pair of pants that didn’t fit me two weeks ago.
Most of the soreness I encountered during week one has disappeared but I still continue to experience discomfort in my left knee. I’ve self diagnosed it as Patellofemoral Stress Syndrome which is a common running injury when abnormal rubbing of the knee cap occurs at the end of the thigh. I can really feel it when I go up and down stairs but get this, it really doesn’t hurt during my workouts. For now the pain is manageable and will continue to monitor. If I need to scale back my workouts or take the occasional day off outside of what my schedule says then so be it. The goal here is not to cause any long term damage and I’ll continue to listen to my body.
Here is a quick look at this weeks schedule:
- Sunday- Insanity Plyo Cardio complete
- Monday- Off
- Tuesday- 7 mile run complete, Insanity Pure Cardio & Cardio Abs
- Wednesday- 7 mile run, Insanity Cardio Power & Resistance
- Thursday- easy 4 mile run, Insanity Plyo Cardio
- Friday- 16 mile long run
- Saturday- Insanity Pure Cardio & Cardio Abs. or off (all depends on soreness)
So there you have it a quick update on my results and a look into my schedule this week. I hope you are hanging in there, remember you will have good days and bad days, but also remember this, your worst workout days are better than doing nothing at all.