Weight inching upward. Yay (said nobody ever). Oh well. Hoping I can get back to running shortly, but I will take it veeerrrryyyy slowly now - been returning too soon, but I forget I'm older and it takes longer to heal.
Today I rode the recumbent bike 15 minutes, then 15 minutes on the elliptical but took it very slowly as my calf was bugging me when I went fast. I recognize that last week on the elliptical I went too fast, as my calf bugged me for days afterwards. When going fast, my body is in full motion with nearly full extension of the calf. Slower doesn't engage the calf muscle much. I also realized that if I keep my body low, trying not to move my head, I don't engage the calf muscle but can go faster and generate more heat and sweat. Not nearly as sweaty as I'd like to be. Grrr.
I then did 15 curls (30), 15 tricep dips (40), 6 chest presses (50). I need to do tricep dips last, as that killed my chest press. Then stretched, did 30 pushups (getting easier every day), and 60 seconds of a plank. Yikes.