I have a confession to make. Are you ready?
When I made my training schedule for my half- marathon, I made a 12 week plan into a 13 week plan.
I did this intentionally. Why you may ask?
Because I knew that there was a 90% chance that I would have an injury along the way.
And I was right.
I knew that if I put that extra week into my plan, I wouldn’t freak out as much if I got injured. I’m still freaking out, but I am learning self- control. I am controlling my urge to go out and run like I have been for the past 6 weeks.
My knee still hurts, but it’s getting better. If I actually stand and move around for awhile, my knee has no pain at all. It’s when I sit for long periods of time (ie- class!) that my knee gets stiff and hurts.
I hit the gym today for day one of cross-training for injuries 101. I did almost 19 minutes on the elliptical for 2 miles (I’m not the biggest fan of the elliptical. I don’t think it’s very accurate. Thoughts?) I then hit the bike for just under 22 minutes and 4.15 miles. I had absolutely no pain during my workout at the gym today. I did an easy jog from the gym to my apartment (under half a mile) and only had a little pain.
I will get better and I know it will take time. But I will get better…with self- control and a little TLC. 🙂
After the gym I had dinner, but I was in a really weird food mood. I’ll let the pictures do the talking:
It was pretty tasty! 🙂
Carrot sticks with hummus and salsa? With oatmeal and yogurt?
You can tell I was in a weird food mood. Oh well, delicious food is on its way on Thursday!
I can’t wait to go home tomorrow! I haven’t been home in over 2 months! 🙂
Good night everyone! 🙂