Good morning! I have a few minutes before heading out to my daughter’s indoor soccer game so I figured I’d get started wihle I have a hot cup of coffee to fuel me. I’m sure this week’s post title is an easy one to figure out as far as where I got it.
I titled last week’s post with a “Week 5” in it, then quickly realized that it had in fact only been 4 weeks. That was a temporary bummer. That happens to me every once in a while on a run where I somehow think I’ve run more miles than I have. That can be a bit of a mental obstacle. On the other hand, it’s awesome when you have less miles left than you think you do.
I took out yet another heel insert to stretch out the tendon and only have one left! I’m getting used to the process and really didn’t have much pain this time around. That’s a plus 🙂
I’ve been going to the gym about 3 times a week. Lots of handbike. Soooooo much handbike. I’m lifting some weights too and that’s certainly something I can use. One thing I’m pretty excited about is that I’ll be incorporating TRX (the stuff with the straps) into my workouts. There’s a ton of stability and core strength involved and every runner can stand to improve those areas. They’ll help a ton with the progress of my rehab too.
I received my BibRave stuff in the mail this week! It’s one of the perks of committing to staying involved with the running community as a BibRave Pro. I test and review gear for runners and run and review races (that part will have to come later). Anyone can sign up and get involved by reviewing races and connecting with other runners. It’s great to have the opinions of other runners when researching your next big race.
Lastly, I’m still involved with my running buddies. They are STILL picking me up for coffee and checking in with me to make sure I haven’t lost my mind yet. I’m hanging in there hehe. My #1 runemy Robbie did an awesome thing for me and brought me a shirt that he had made for me yesterday. We were talking about staying motivated during my rehab and the idea came up. He went and did it for me. I’m looking forward to getting this tendon fixed and racing Robbie again.
Well, that’s about it for this week. I’m STILL being positive and I’m setting the smallest of goals for myself. Maybe I should make a paper chain to lay out the milestones or something.
How’s everybody else doing this week? Are you spending your winter running outside or hitting that treadmill?