These past two weeks have been very difficult on me training wise. Frankly, I have struggled physically and mentally with this “recovery” phase. To put it to you bluntly, I’ve been pretty miserable. Each workout has been really mundane and leaves me feeling unsatisfied. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the other options of cardio available at my gym, but for me, there’s no substitute for a good 5 mile run first thing in the morning. The good news is that my recovery sorrows could fade pretty quickly, because I am going to test out the foot and see how it does on the treadmill tomorrow. Woo Hoo!!!! It’s been feeling really good and the pain is almost gone, so I feel like it’s time to test the waters. Ragnar is less than two weeks away so it’s now or never. We will have to wait to see how it works out, but I am staying positive and praying for favor. God willing, I’ll be getting back my runner’s high soon enough. I’m planning to start with some very brisk walking, followed by a slow and steady pace around 5 mph, then alternate a few minutes of walking with short bursts of running……baby steps. Keep your fingers crossed.
I wasn’t able to fulfill my September goals of a minimum of 30 minutes a day of exercise, but I feel like I’ve completed a good mix considering my state of injury induced depression. Here’s a look at what I did last week.
Monday 9/2 – Labor Day REST
Tuesday 9/3 – Rode 8 miles
Wednesday 9/4 – 45 minute Vinyasa Flow
Thursday 9/5 – Swam 600 meters at the gym
Friday 9/6 – Rest
Saturday 9/7 – Rest
Sunday 9/8 – Yoga
How did your workouts go last week?