Operation Work that Booty- Days 3,4 and 5

I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed you can say to this mountain “Move from here to there” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. (Matthew 17:20)

Guess who RAN today?!?

Butt (ha! Pun totally intended) before we get into that…

For those of you wondering what all of this butt talk is about, I hurt my rear end a week ago and have been working to get it back in shop. Operation Booty is in full effect.

Let’s talk about the past few days, shall we?


Day 3 Wednesday:

I started the day with another crazy strength workout. The gym was packed which is odd for the crack of dawn. I know it’s still resolution time but I have to give major props to those going for the cray cray 5 am schedule. It’s not an easy one to keep! I hope that I still see all of these people 2 months from now. After getting my stuff situated the workout was as follows (just in case you are secretly doing the operation booty workout too!):

40 min on the moving stairs. Started at level 14 ended on 19. 19 is NO JOKE. There was more than one time that I thought I could fall off. Scary. Sweaty. Scary and sweaty.

20 min w/the medicine ball. Squats, lunges, rotations, toy soldiers and iron cross.

20 min stretch/cool down

This was a tough workout. I think I did around 60 squats and 40 lunges by the time I was done. Hurt.so.good.

Wednesday Night:  90 min sports/deep tissue massage. Ok, for those of you who have had this type of massage you know it can hurt. Especially if you have tight/sore muscles.

I scheduled it for 8 pm so that I could go straight to bed afterwards. Probably not the best idea because it was not relaxing like a Swedish massage. Hindsight is 20/20.

I told my guy exactly what was going on and he told me step by step what he was going to do. It didn’t sound too terribly bad so I figured I would survive. Reality check! For 30-40 min of the 90 he tortured my glutes/hips/piriformis. I was trying to breathe but it felt nearly impossible. Holy freaking toledo people. In my mind I was begging for it to be over. I am pretty sure at least one tear came out but I could hide it in the little donut/face thingy. Butttttt…I survived. 


Day 4 Thursday: Full rest- no running, no gym, no nothin…

I woke up pain free. Poked and prodded my booty. No pain. Did a happy dance and made my way to the office. This afternoon I slowly jogged .25 to test it out. No pain. I am headed in the right direction.

Day 5: FRIDAY!

Wicky wicky wicky whaaaaaaaaat. 3 miles on the TM- FLAT (no hills/inclines allowed for at least another week), took it easy and was done in 25 min. 3 miles. Man I wanted to keep going. My legs were so happy! In my mind I kept thinking when is it going to hurt? Does it hurt? It does feel kind of tight. Poke poke. Nope, doesn’t hurt but it does kind of feel like old lady hip. Like it needs to be popped back in. Crank speed up a little. No, don’t do that. Save it. This is an easy run. Just a test of the emergency hip replacement broadcast system. In a true emergency we would need to stop. Right now we are cruising.

And then it was over and I stretched and smiled for 35 more minutes. I still have permagrin.

Faith my friends! Just the tiniest bit of faith goes a long way!

Happy Happy Friday!


Anyone overcome an obstacle this week? Maybe at home, work, school, exercise?

~ I had an a-ha moment last night while reading that made this week worth it. It was incredible!

Anyone going to be in the OC this weekend and maybe even running, say, a half marathon?

21 thoughts on “Operation Work that Booty- Days 3,4 and 5

  1. OMG… level 19 on the stairs? I don’t even know if the ones at our gym go that high! But then again, I’ve never gone fast enough to feel like I’m running up the stairs. I’ll attempt it one day when I’m feeling brave.
    Haha, I love where you say “Did a happy dance and made my way to the office.”
    Glad you’re feeling better!

    1. Thank you! Mentally it makes me nuts when I am limited. Its like telling me I am not allowed to eat something- that one thing would be on the brain non-stop! Its a personal problem, lol

  2. You are a star. (and quite honestly, so is your bum, for figuring out how to not be such a pain in the arse). Wish I were coming tomorrow. Would be so fun. Actually being that I work for the Mouse House, its strange that I didn’t sign up for Tink. #lame. Good luck this weekend. Will be rooting hard core for you!

  3. Hey, lady. Can you quit spreading your pain-in-the-butt germs? 😉 Guess what I’ve been dealing with all week? MY PIRIFORMIS. What?! This came out of nowhere. NEVER had any sort of pain there. But, I’m taking some lessons from your Operation Work that Booty workouts and they seem to be helping. Foam rolled last night which seemed to help tremendously 🙂

    Work has been a challenge..I could use an a-ha moment. No matter where you go, there will be a person at your workplace that pushes the limits/breaks the rules to see how much they can get away with. So frustrating.

    SO glad you are feeling better!!! Yay for running again!

    You amaze me on the stairmaster…and inspire me to push my limits. I’m gonna think of you while I’m half dying on that thing in the morning.

    1. Wait, what?! NOOOOOO!!!! BOOOOOO!!!! Stupid butt injury. That sounds like me- it came out of nowhere. Never had a problem then bam- hip pain from my booty. Ugh, so hope you get better ASAP!

      I totally feel you on the work front. It is so darn frustrating. (((hugs)))

  4. Congratulations on a successful week of recovery. That passage reminds me of an interpretive exercise we had to do in high school. We were given a NT passage and has to paint an explanatory picture. I got the mustard seed and drew a hill with a yellow dot underneath it…not entirely sure what was going through my head that day. Best wishes for Tink; hope it goes awesomely well!!

    1. That is hilarious! I can see that in HS. Hey, a mustard seed is tiny and a mountain, well, ginormous. You got the point across 🙂

      Thanks for the encouragement! I super appreciate it 🙂

  5. I glad it calmed down in time for Tink! If you had killed yourself to finish Carlsbad then you probably wouldn’t be able to run Tink and that would be two races that didn’t go as planned. Now you at least can run this race without worrying about being in pain.

    1. And then it got ticked! At least it wasn’t as bad as last weekend. Taking a week off helped it but probably hurt my lungs a bit. 3 hours of sleep was not awesome. 3:35 wake up call is really not fun. At all.

  6. Hi, I am hoping for major discounts in the U.S on tri gear… Our prices up here in Canada tend to be way over inflated compared to prices down south… Come home with a trunk full of tri gear either that or I will buy used..


  7. I am SO SO happy you ran!! You are so adorable. You woke up at 3:35…WOW!! Seriously, the stair climber KILLS ME!

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