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Embracing The Changes In Life

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Someone recently asked me about my running and how I currently feel about it. True, I'm not running 5 days per week as I have in the past. I'm not even running my usual 3. I think my new norm for awhile (maybe forever) might be 2 days a week.

How do I feel about it? I feel liberated. I feel like stepping outside of the model of runner to something bigger. Because I've said it before, and I will say it again, I am more than just a runner.
As I grow older with my family, I realize that life is constantly changing. I am constantly changing. And learning to embrace the change definitely makes for an easier transition. For probably the first time in my life, I am

Cardio - Strength - Walk/Run - Repeat

So this is my current workout life at the moment. I'm following the advice of my trainer and giving it a go. 
(No One Said Post-Recovery Would Be Easy, Or Fun, And Definitely Not Fast)
So far so good, but I will admit that as I type this my hamstrings are screaming at me, along with my inner thighs. 

Yesterday consisted of the leg press, inner and outer thighs, calf raises, assisted pull-ups, push ups, 2 minute plank, swiss ball crunches, super man, bicep curls and triceps curls. I followed that with 20 minutes on the not sure of the real name leg press bike, and then 20 minutes on the elliptical. Then, last night I went to a boot camp type group fitness class which involved more push ups, hamstring work, squats, bosu ball and the list goes on and on. 

I expected to have a difficult time with my walk/run today. But I was pleasantly surprised. My workout this morning felt great! 


It was a 10 minute walk followed by a 2 MILE RUN (can you tell I was little excited about that), followed by another 10 minute walk. I got off the treadmill drenched in sweat feeling like I got in a very good workout. I didn't have any pain. I did stop to stretch after my 10 minute walk, just in case. I wanted to run my 2 miles without stopping. So I took the time to stretch first as a precaution. But so far so good, I don't seem to have any issues, other than I am starting to get pretty sore. I do believe I will pull out the foam roller tonight. Do you roll? I'm curious. Runner's World  had a good article On A Roll that's worth checking out. 

Tomorrow is another cross train day, but since we have snow and the gym isn't looking likely, my trainer said I could power walk and do strength training at home. So, that's the plan. 

I'm trusting the process... here is to hoping I'm continuing down the road to recovery. 



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Comments

  1. Congratulations on your two mile run. I can completely appreciate that. I'm sure you were having a hard time containing your excitement afterwards. I'd have been flying.

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  2. Congrats on the run! Hope you continue to progress!!

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  3. Glad to see your making progress and sticking with the process. Thats what an injury will do...test your commitment to everything!! good for you :)

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