Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Why was my Tuesday good? Because I RAN - yay! I have run very little since I injured my knee a month ago - I've been afraid of making it worse. Its gotten a lot better but is still sore. However I am signed up for a half marathon on Thanksgiving Day and another on Dec 1 so I felt I had to find out how running would effect it. I ran most of 4 miles and some of two more, came in for breakfast, then walked another 3.9 miles. My knee was pretty sore by the time I was done but a trip to my chiropractor did a lot of good and today it is no more sore than it was to begin with. I'm counting that as a win!!
We are planning a couple of three day hiking trips (leaving Sunday and returning Tuesday for the first one, leaving the following Monday returning Wednesday for the second one) so I'll hold off until after that second trip to try again. But at least I know I CAN run relatively pain free - that's good to know! My niece Sherry is coming to Atlanta to run the Thanksgiving Day half with me and we'd already planned a walk/run strategy. So now I feel reasonably confident that I'll be able to do it.
On to my goals for October:
ST every day (one break day per week allowed) - work one body part a day - at least 90 reps total. I did 150 reps of core - that's GOOD for me as core is the hardest ST for me and I often stop at 90!
Cardio - at least 60 minutes 6 days a week. In all I got in 233 cardio minutes.
Nutrition - continue to increase the fresh vegetables and fruit in my meals while eating less animal products and processed foods. This was my best freggie day to date - I got in 14 servings!!
Life is GOOD - even with a sore knee!!
I want to leave you with this thought: