Monday, July 09, 2012
Today I woke up extremely late. Having not be able to sleep, I have been relying on good old off brand Benadryl to get the job done. Well it always gets the job done, but I end up spending the entire morning in bed asleep, or attempting to wake up. Thus was today. I think I finally woke up around 11 am, and got to the gym at maybe a little before noon. I was excited and nervous about starting my C25K program again, for the umpteenth time. So I did my morning routine and headed to the gym.
A few changes had to be made for today's workout. I had to set the treadmill to a 2% incline instead of my normal 3%, but it was much the same as normal. I was really hoping to be able to go for 2 full minutes at 5.5 mph, but I just couldn't do it. Yet, doing one minute was a bit easy. And we all know how I detest not pushing myself! So I opted for a 1:30 time. It was just challenging enough that I felt myself pushing, but not to hard as I had to stop early! Perfect comprise on both sides!
The first set was good, the second set was good, and the third set was good. According to the actual plan, only four times is need, resulting in a 20 minute workout. Of course, me who goes a total of 65 minutes, with a true workout of 55 minutes is thinking, I'm not stoping now!!! The fourth set, or at 20 minutes, I noticed that my shin was starting to hurt, then my knee. I can handle shin issues, shin issues is nothing to a bone bruise on my knee. And then it really started to hurt. I powered through my last set at 30 minutes, making me do a total of 6 sets, and then started power walking at my 4.0 mph at 35:00 minutes on the treadmill. I only need one one minute break and continued until 60 minutes which is what I normal do. As I walked, my knee stopped hurting and I was fine.
So, does this mean I need new shoes, or a the very least new innersoles? Probably. Does this mean that I'll never be able to make my dream of running come true? I don't know, but I sure hope not. I hate that I have such flat feet, that if I don't wear good shoes I get a nasty bone bruise that "looks like some of the car wreck bone bruises it's so bad" and "you need to use your crutches" and "time to go back to PT." Yes they are that bad. Maybe it's the way I run. Maybe I should forget the running on the treadmill and just do it outside. But then how can I tell how long I ran, or at what speed?
I really really want to run. And I know that it's my flat feet and over pronation that causes it to be so difficult. I know that when I lose more weight, it will be better. And I know that it's probably the way I run that can cause issues....
So I need help, advice, anything that would help me feel like I can be a runner!!!
And here's hoping I eat better this week!
Everyone have a great week, an awesome Monday and keep up the Sparkiness!!!