Does anyone else feel like over the past couple of weeks the spring weather has brought out ALL the runners? I guess springtime is for running, and I’m not questioning it. I will be the first to admit that the warmer weather has had me itching to get outside. Running shorts, sweat, the smell of sunscreen…I missed it all.
I had a pretty good week and even got in two run/walks (which were mostly running). The foot pain was at a minimum and didn’t bother me at all before or after running, just felt a little stiff if I would get up for the first time after sitting for a while. I have been seeing my chiropractor more regularly for dry needling, ART, ultrasound, and adjustments, and I think it’s helping. Still no sign of orthotics. I tried calling on Friday but the office was already closed.
Monday: 10 minutes elliptical, 3 miles run/walk, core work
The week started out pretty rough because we were in Michigan from Sunday to Monday for a funeral. I can’t really get into any details, but it was pretty awful. I went to the hotel gym on Monday morning and did a quick workout to help make it through the day.
Tuesday: 10 minutes spin bike, 10 minutes core, 10 minutes upper body, mobility
We landed really late on Monday night, but I knew I would feel better if I got in a short workout on Tuesday morning. I just did a few minutes on the bike to warm up and then 2 of the Run and 10 videos, followed by hip mobility and foam rolling.
Wednesday: 35 minutes spin bike
Nothing special here, but I got it done!
Thursday: 1 hour total body strength training
Lots of squats and lunges left my legs a little sore the next day! I’ve been pretty good about leaving time at the end of all my workouts to foam roll, so that helped.
Friday: 20 minutes spin bike, 10 minutes glutes, 10 minutes stability
No pictures from my workout, but I did see my chiropractor for some more dry needling! We worked on a different area and I think it helped alot. Only time will tell.
Saturday: 10 minutes mobility, 30 minute run/walk, core work
I couldn’t resist getting outside for a run. I did keep it short and took walk breaks. Still, there was lots of sweat and that felt amazing. Even though it was really humid I was happy to be wearing shorts again!
All those “10 minute” workouts are from the Run and 10 DVD. There are 5 workouts on the DVD so I did each of them once this week. I also did the Kinetic Revolution 30 Day Challenge exercises each day.
I’m grateful that I am seeing improvements, even without orthotics, because deep down I know they are not going to be a cure-all. Now I’m just crossing my fingers that everything comes together with a real return to running over the next few weeks or months. You know what’s missing from this week? Yoga. Oh well, I had a good streak for a few weeks and hopefully I will get back to it soon.
Are all the runners out where you live?
How much time to you put into injury prevention each week?