I’m changing to Monday Updates instead of Training Updates for a while. Yes, need a new pic. Will work on it… later?
Well, I made a bad choice and ran 4 miles without my compression sock. Why do feet take so darn long to heal? And yes, I’m a terrible patient. Well, I wasn’t… for the first week :).
No whining (and it’s too early for wining, so maybe just a winning morning) sorry, it’s one of those moods. The day is off to a great start!
Why am I changing to Monday Updates? Because right now, there’s no real training to report. Just trying to maintain a level of running and increasing strength. Will keep up my 5 day morning routine sprinkled with running & yoga through December.
Must admit that not having a short term goal is making me a little crazy. Need to let that foot finish healing… it obviously isn’t quite there yet. And yes, this bad patient is running the Buffalo Turkey Trot (Do Not Follow My Bad Example). It’ll be slow but is such a fun morning and everyone is running and the foot isn’t bad enough to cause me not to (yes, I just typed that… oh bad, bad Mom!).
Promise, I’ll wear my trusty compression sock :).
So before I get back to the morning routine, a little segway (yes, I’d much rather be on one of those).
For the past two years or so I’ve shared some experiences and training for the Mighty Niagara Half mainly because normal people start running and set huge (for me) goals and succeed. I wasn’t an Olympian or a collegiate athlete or anything impressive like that. I’m a normal person trying to squeeze staying fit into my day. I couldn’t find anyone like me… just this side of 50, normal… hanging tightly to my girlish figure and the great feeling working a sweat does to my head and body (after you get over the pain)… sharing on the web. But at every run, I meet you… Amazing women… running your first 5K, getting back to it once the kids go their way, whatever it is that gets you there. So I’ll keep the focus and keep sharing, and you keep running.
The current routine is:
30-60 minutes of yoga 1-2x/wk
Morning start (4-5x/wk)
Hand weights – arm exercises
Watching TV – marching and leg raises
My lower back is having some issues, nothing huge. Probably from the amount of time I spend sitting – Yuck! And maybe our yummy bed. It’s so darn comfy… So lots of core. And we’re on the lower edge of the routine, for everything. That’s OK, it’s what I can do. So much better than nothing.
Here’s to celebrating small victories!
What were your victories last week?