No Running–Week 6: I CAN RUN!!!

Longest six weeks ever.

Not really, but almost. I just can’t believe I went 6 loooong weeks without running! Thank goodness that’s over with–well, technically after my appointment today (Monday). You better believe I’m lacing up tonight! (Slowly, of course)

Anyway, I hadn’t recapped my last two weeks mainly because I’ve kept myself quite busy 😀

Week 5:
Monday-Core video
Tuesday-25 min bike, 60 sec plank (side ones too!)
Wednesday-25 min elliptical, 20 min bike, 60 sec plank
Thursday-7 miles on the bike, 60 sec plank
Friday-Arms video, 60 sec plank
Sat/Sun-60 sec plank

Week 6:
Monday-Core video, 30 min elliptical, 60 sec plank
Tuesday– 60 min w/ personal trainer
Wednesday-55 min spin class, glutes, 60 sec plank
Thursday-45 min swim, arms, 60 sec plank
Friday-45 min elliptical, 60 sec plank
Sat/Sun– 60 sec plank

Whew! I’ve definitely been using my newfound SAHM status to get to the gym. Luckily, my kids have adapted well to their “gym school” 😀

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After I get the all clear, it’ll be all about slowly getting back into running shape. I’ve done my best to keep my cardio up and cross train so that the transition isn’t impossible. I’d like to be 13.1 ready for Phoenix 1/2 Marathon, which is over a month away. I’m not expecting PR miracles there, but I’d still like to do relatively well.

So happy to be back on track. Thank you guys so much for sticking with me on my running hiatus! Quite a few people have told me that I’ve done well getting my workout on despite not being able to run and the truth is, I just love working out. I love sweating. I love hearing my heart beat fast. I love the feeling of fatigue from a hard workout. It’s one of those things you either ‘get’ or you don’t. I love that you guys do ❤

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–Tips for getting back into the running game?

–How was your running experience after an injury? 

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12 responses

  1. So happy for you! I can’t believe it has been 6 weeks since I was put on crutches and you got kibboshed. At least one of us has healed properly! I would start with intervals, and slowly–the running will come back quickly, but you don’t want to invite new injury.

  2. YAYAYAYAY!!! Taking several weeks off is hard but you DID IT! There is a light at the end of the tunnel! Just take it slow and don’t do too much to soon. That’s my only post injury advice- and girl, I have been injured A LOT.

  3. This is great news, Helly! I definitely admire how committed you stayed to fitness even though you couldn’t run. I would have ended up wallowing in self-pity a lot more, haha! Enjoy your return to running 🙂

  4. SO HAPPY FOR YOU! YASSSSS. I love that meme so much. I have it saved on my phone! Ha! Awesome. You did so well with all your supplemental workouts. It would near kill me not to run. You did great hanging in there.

  5. You made it! Glad to hear it 🙂 My legs felt super strong when I first returned, fresh legs ya know 🙂 I did try to run/walk my first several runs and take care on hills. Hills are tough on the tibia, that is usually when I would feel a pinch. I worked on being really easy uphill or walking a few seconds and learned to let myself flow downhill…the natural “put the breaks on” is what I used to do, and I worked on letting momentum carry me much down now.
    You should be good to go for your half, I did a run/walk half as soon as I came out of my boot (bad patient) and another about a month later 🙂 It wasn’t a PR for sure, but I enjoyed them both!

  6. I’m so happy for you!! Getting back to running after an injury is the best feeling ever. I guess my advice would be to take your time. Don’t get so excited that you amp it up too quickly. Start with short distances or intervals if you have to. And enjoy it! It may be tough at first, but it’ll feel amazing, too!

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