Tuesday, April 10, 2012
As I mentioned in my status update, I got the ok to start running again. I am really excited about this. Although I have to start from scratch, I am going to start the C25k training program today.
My girlfriends and I have a list of 5ks that we want to do this year. Most are repeats of last year but there are a few new ones, too. We did 12 regular 5Ks last year and 3 mud runs. My first 5k, this year, was a bit of a disaster. I attempted to run it with an injury and ended up making things worse. I have 2 5ks this weekend. I have been instructed by my doctor to walk the first one (on Saturday) and use the 2nd one (on Sunday) as part of my C25k training program. This is going to be super difficult for me. I completed a training 5k in January in 35 minutes, my best time ever. To be in a competitive situation and knowing that I have run this route many times in the past and having to force myself to walk is going to be a challenge. After all, going out and running a 5k in January after taking a month off is how I got into the situation I am in now.
What did I learn from all this? If you take time off from running or any other program, donít try to pick up where you left off. I have been going to the doctor and having soft tissue work done for the last 2 and a half months. Very painful.
I also started Jillian's Body Revolution yesterday. I am really hoping that doing both with help get off these extra couple of lbs that I picked up due to the restrictions from this injury. I am not sure I can stick to her diet plan but I eat pretty healthy already. It just might take me a little longer to see the results from the program.
So thatís my plan. Yay me!