- Lift twice a week.
- Run once a week.
- Do chin-ups daily.
- Complete two individual skating practice sessions.
- Be on skates three times a week.
On to September. As I mentioned in my last post, I'm taking the month off from roller derby. I am loathe to set too many goals, since this is supposed to be a break. On the other hand, I have to set some, since I am also supposed to be getting ready for the upcoming home team season. I have sort of a three-step plan.
Step 1: This Week
- Rest and ice my injured knee.
- Play it by ear with training--Maybe a slow, easy run, maybe a trip to the gym that doesn't involve dead lifting or squatting too heavy, maybe just a bit of strength training at home. The goal is do something but to give the knee a break.
- Attempt to get back on to a sleep schedule, ideally one that has me up early enough to run in the morning since that is when I like to run.
- Chinups daily.
Step 2: The Rest of the Month
- Five workouts per week. This will be some combination of running and lifting, maybe even some skating. Again, playing it by ear.
- Chinups daily.
Step 3: Mental Preparation
- Have fun! I was trying to recall the last time I went to a museum. Mind you, I live in a city that probably has more free museums than any other place in the United States, at least. It has been so long that I couldn't remember. Eventually I did recall that it was a Van Gogh exhibit, last Christmas vacation if I'm not mistaken. Eight months. This month, I would like to read some novels and go to a museum or two. Maybe even go to happy hour with my non-derby friends.
- Think about my goals for the home team season.
- Watch derby. The WFTDA Division 1 tournament begins this month, which will be a great opportunity to learn more about derby while not playing derby.