I’m in the second week of post-injury running and so far, so good. My foot is holding up, though it aches slightly the first mile or so. Maybe I need to stretch out my arch first?
Here’s how it’s gone down the past couple of days:
Saturday: Swimming: 92 lengths of the pool (I think that’s about 2,500 yards or 1.5 miles)
Sunday: Gym: 40 minutes elliptical, 30 minutes weights
Monday: Running: Four miles with MM. Started slow but picked it up to a decent pace.
Tuesday: Swimming: 68 lengths (just over 1 mile)
I’m hitting okay times. Nothing like I had been running before the injury but I’ll take it. Mostly, it feels good to simply run, to allow my body to move in that familiar and well-loved motion.
|Hello, 8s. I’ve missed you so. (Okay, it’s the high 8s, but I’ll take it.)|
The bummer is that I have to stay off trails for a couple of weeks, to lessen the chance of twisting/ re-injuring my foot. I’m running on pavement, which is NOT my favorite thing. I so miss the trails. I know a lot of runners love pavement but it’s not my thing. The only way I can tolerate it is by blasting tunes in my ears (Hello, trashy 80s music. My favorite this week? “Tainted Love,” by Soft Cell. I know, I know–trashy).
Oh, trails, I miss you so!
Have a great day, everyone.
P.S. Any views or recommendations on a good but inexpensive foam roller? Thanks!