Friday, November 7, 2008

Shredded!

First, thanks for all of the ankle advice. I've continued to follow RICE and my ankle is responding well. However, I haven't run on it since Sunday.

No worries, though. There is an upside to being sidelined by a (with apologies to Vava) wonky ankle: Cross-training! This week I've gone for long walks around the neighborhood, pushing my 17-month-old in his stroller, and I've shredded.

Remember when I became a huge Jackie fan? Well, that love is now directed to Jillian because her 30 Day Shred workouts are awesome! (Do I use that word too often? Am I a total product of my '80s youth?) Have you tried these workouts? Do they kick your butt like they do mine? Could I follow more questions with questions?

Yes, they kick my butt in that It's Working! kind of way. I could get used to this cross-training, which bodes well for the winter when I'll want to shake it up a bit because I won't be outside as much.

I'm back to running starting tomorrow. A week is long enough.

Have a great weekend, everyone!!!

EDITED: People have asked what this shred business is so here is info on the Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred.

10 comments:

Diana said...

What is shred? I am totally out of it! (totally...the cross over into the 90's? ;) I still use awesome too. You're in good company.

I hope your ankle feels well enough to run tomorrow!

J said...

I don't know what shred means either lol!

good luck with the run!

Vava said...

No apologies necessary! I don't claim any ownership of the term "wonky", and I must learn to appreciate the injuries for what they are - my body telling me to do something else for a bit. Keep up with the RICE on the ankle, and the cross training. And thanks for the attitude adjustment - I will try and be more positive about my injuries in the future.

Danica said...

Nice work sticking with the RICE, I always get irritaed to do that so much all the time. And I love Jillian also! Her work outs are amazing and easy too!

Amanda said...

Oh my GOSH I did her shred workout when it was on my Exercise on Demand thing and it was seriously hard core...I secretly loved it, what is wrong with that picture?

BeachRunner said...

Nice job rehabbing your wonky ankle. Now I must research this Shredding thing.

Mark said...

Have a fantastic weekend!

Julianne said...

You stayed off your ankle for a week? Wow, good job on your self restraint! Can't wait to hear how your run goes!!

merathon said...

okay, that's it. i'm buyin' the shred. i keep hearing people rave about it and you are the straw to break this camel's back! i need something to whip my butt back into shape, especially since i'm taking a lot of time off from running cuz of my knees right now. thanks for the plug!

Freedom Runner said...

Thanks so much for mentioning the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, and that it's an effective kick in the pants! Winter has come early here in Chicago, so I too will be spending many hours indoors, and power yoga videos only get you so far through the season.

I did the generous and thoughtful thing, though, and first bought a copy for my sister.....my copy factors into the post-holiday budget. :o)

If you have other thoughts on effective indoor training tools, I'd love to know about them.

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