Yesterday would have marked my last 20 miler before taper for the marathon. Obviously due to my heel injury, my long run didn’t happen :(. However, tomorrow is the first day I can run and if all goes according to plan, I’ll be able to fit a long run in next weekend!
I also didn’t even get a good hard workout in yesterday. As I mentioned before, my mom was in town and I wanted to spend time with her rather than the gym. Also, my legs and lower back were bothering me from all of the walking and standing at the museum on Saturday so a lighter workout was definitely what my body needed. I ended up swimming 1,800 yards and calling it quits out of pure boredom.
My Workouts for the Week:
Tuesday- 45 minutes elliptical & 15 minutes bike
Wednesday- 1 hr cycling & 1 mile swim
Thursday- 45 minutes elliptical (a.m.) and 1 hour cycling (p.m.)
Friday- 50 minutes elliptical
Saturday- 30 minutes elliptical
Sunday- 1,800 yard swim
Elliptical- 2 hours and 50 minutes
Cycling- 2 hours
Swimming- a little over 2 miles
I’m so excited to run this week but I’m starting to feel scared. What if my heel hurts after a couple of miles? Does that mean I won’t be able to run Boston? I’m also nervous that I’ll be out of shape. I’ve been cross-training pretty hard but I haven’t run in a couple of weeks. Ahhh!
My heel feels almost normal but I’m still babying it a little bit. I’m going to have to be careful that I stride normally when I run and don’t try to avoid pressing on the heel. I don’t want to create any new injuries!
My goal is to have a pain free week of running + cross-training. I’m hoping to get in three runs during the week and then a longer run on the weekend. I’m not sure how long I’m going to shoot for butI was originally told by the doctor I could go as far as 20 miles. I’m starting to second guess that suggestion though, I don’t want to push too hard and risk re-injury. Any thoughts?
Dinner Last Night
After my mom left I ended up crashing on the couch for 2 hours. I must have needed some sleep! When I woke up I was disoriented and a little crabby. I really didn’t want to make anything for dinner and Ian was craving sushi, so I suggested we check out Nori, a sushi spot Ian’s been wanting to try. We ordered a couple of apps and then two rolls to share.
It was all very good
On our way home we made a pitstop at Argotea for a warm beverage, the temps are dropping right now!
Just the fact that Argotea has an almond milk option is amazing, but they also know how to froth it really well without the milk curdling!
And just like that, it’s back to the daily grind. Here’s to a week of pain-free running and healthy eating (I’m a little sick of restaurant food right now), have a great Monday!