Don’t Sweat The Technique

Everyone sweating it out? I now have a sad great excuse to beat the heat.

I’ve been bummed a bit lately as I am nursing a stress fracture on my left foot. Complements of wearing my flip flops too long doing city waking. Epic, total fail on my part.

I’ve had a similar injury on my right foot but that was after doing 26.2 hilly miles in 3:40. My left foot is a total wimp.


This means running is nonnegotiable and cycling is slow and painful. “Team weights and elliptical” for a few days while I rest this out. Personally, I hate the elliptical because many people abuse it.

The profile of some ellipticallians includes reading magazines, leisurely exerting themselves to the point it looks like they are going to swing themselves right off the machine.

If you’re going to rock out on the elliptical give yourself a hefty challenge and remember that the elliptical is an exercise that is suppose to mimic cross-country skiing. It should be difficult enough to where you aren’t solely focused on flipping tv channels between Jersey Shore and Real Housewives.

Here’s a good example of an elliptical workout we can trust. Thank you Pinterest.

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Let’s hear your honest thoughts on the elliptical. Fan or snub?

17 responses to “Don’t Sweat The Technique

  1. I’m so sorry to hear about your stress fracture. That’s brutal.
    I do snub the elliptical, and I think it’s because of the types of people you described! This workout sounds like a great, low impact workout.

  2. The elliptical has helped keep my sanity during times of injury. For a day to day tool not for me, but during rehab, it is a blessing! By the way, that animation of face punching makes me LOL.

  3. your injury breaks my heart!!! I am sending healing vibes your way!
    I say YES to elliptical or biking…both helped me get through my ankle injury, and us runners need the sweat to feel normal :)
    THANK U for your lovely&supportive comment! get back to SD so we can hangout! :)
    xoxo!

  4. Bummer about the stress fracture! I walk around in my flip flops all time time – I’m probably flirting with danger on that one. Hope it heals quickly!

  5. Oh, man – that really stinks! I’m so sorry to hear that, friend. And believe me – I feel your pain. I am extra prone to stress fractures. They are the worst! I’m with you on the elliptical – I’ve never been much of a fan and those girls that mindlessly whoosh away while reading magazines annoy me to no end! Can you/do you swim? Last time I had a stress fracture I took up swimming. I’m by no means exceptionally skilled at it – nor do I look very pretty doing it – but it’s a nice change of pace. And an awesome workout! Food for thought.

  6. A stress fracture?! Oh man – I’m so sorry to hear that, friend. And believe me – I feel your pain. I am extra prone to stress fractures. They are the worst! I’m with you on the elliptical – I’ve never been much of a fan and those girls that mindlessly whoosh away while reading magazines annoy me to no end! Can you/do you swim? Last time I had a stress fracture I took up swimming. I’m by no means exceptionally skilled at it – nor do I look very pretty doing it – but it’s a nice change of pace. And an awesome workout! Food for thought…

  7. A few years ago I had an IT band issue that kept me running for months. Instead of moping, I started a weight lifting routine and grew to love it! Now, I’m nursing Runner’s Knee. Again, limited in activities. But I am very happy that I can bike. swim and lift weights. Like you said — doesn’t matter HOW just that we move. :)

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