So I've been declared "healed" by my doctor. Two stress fractures in just over a year means I have to ease back into running slowly though. And by slowly, the doc said I have to "run" on the elliptical before I can actually run on a hard surface. But only for about a week.
So if my elliptical runs feel good, I'll head out for my first real run in 70 days on Saturday.
Instead of a run/walk interval program like I did last time, my doctor prescribed something different. Instead of one minute running followed by a longer stretch of walking and then repeating that sequence, I get to start with 10 straight minutes of running. That means I should get to run at least one solid mile! I am ridiculously excited about it.
In the meantime, I have been ellipticizing, cycling and keeping up my strength training. I really like how strong I feel and the muscle tone I've gained over the past few months and don't want to lose it. I am also hoping it will help prevent future injuries!
Speaking of injuries, my newest article to be featured on Skinny Mom is about how I have coped with this latest one.
I JUST STARTED RUNNING AGAIN TOO! I've only been out for 2 months though (I got diagnosed with tendonitis in my foot after a cyclist hit me back in July). I went for just 5 minutes last night and it was very slow and felt very awkward, but there's no pain today which I am counting as a victory in my book. So happy for you, I definitely "feel your pain!" We'll be back in NO TIME!ReplyDelete
Good luck! Hope you have a speedy recovery!ReplyDelete
YAY! Good Luck! Hope you're back at it in no time!ReplyDelete
Two in one year! Ugh! Welcome back to running, sounds like you did good staying focused though.ReplyDelete
I am so excited for you. Please snap me a picture of you finishing your run. You can vicariously through my vacation, as I live through your running 😉ReplyDelete