So sad not to be running in this beautiful weather, but overjoyed to witness the dog party that is Central Park right now.
SPRING IS PRESENT
Tasty brunch today! (Look at all that green!)
Scrambled eggs (1 yolk/2 whites) with Swiss. Avocado on whole wheat English muffins. Salad of mixed greens with evoo and balsamic vinegar.
Then I ate 3 servings of blue corn tortilla chips. (Just don’t buy them, J! They’re too crunchy and salty to resist!!)
Trying to make good choices, but it’ll take some time to adjust.
Personally I’m letting this one pass by…but I’m running the NYC half in march and have no idea how the rest of training for that will go- or how much recovery I’ll need.
I hope your hip falls in line sooner rather than later. Fingers crossed for you!
ugh! being injured sucks. i’m considering even though my back is broken (not really), but want to do a half and see the kid. run/walk?
I hope your lower back stops hurting soon. Be careful (obviously)!
Honestly it sounds like you have been having problems for a while, so I might skip this year. : ( Being injured is the worst!
Blorp. You’re right.
I’m a little heartbroken and SUPER envious, but you are all right. Better to play it safe. There will always be races.
Registration opens tomorrow. I want to sign up, but I’m wary of signing up for anything while I’m still injured, despite it being >4 months away.
If you were me, would you go ahead and register, or would you let this one pass by?
Hey peeps! I know we’re already halfway through the month, but, (officially,) happy new year! Although I’ve been pretty busy, not a whole lot is going on here. Two jobs, interviews for new jobs, trying to make it through without falling apart. It’s definitely a struggle, at which I haven’t been wholly successful, but the journey continues.
After 4 months of injury, I’ve finally accepted that there’s nothing I can do to make this thing heal at a speed I deem reasonable- aka 2 months ago. The spot feels much better lately; with a SuperFoot and doing arch strengthening exercises, I’ve noticed a definite improvement. I still experience tenderness post-workout (usually from a run) and when pressure is applied in a certain direction (like when I’m pulling off my Uggs). So, it’s healing, (MFing) slowly. but surely. I’m hoping to get into an orthopedist soon (navigating a brand new Insurance provider also requires patience), but I’ve had to adjust my expectations.
Firstly, running. Oh, running. We used to be so close. You were there for me on good and bad days, and helped me work through a lot. Getting back in running shape has definitely been humbling. I have not been pushing it in any way, but each time I run, I’m amazed by the fitness I’ve lost. I had worked up to a low-mid 9:00/mi pace during the summer, and I can’t fathom how my body moved at that speed for any period of time. Trying to remember that it’s a journey, and that with time, and total healing, the speed will come back. I’ve decided to run only once each week, trying to build up my distance/duration, and not focusing on time. As I feel better, maybe I’ll add a second mini-run in there (1 mile or so).
Secondly, cross-training. I’d mostly quit cross-training for the last several months. I still did strength training, but hardly anything cardio- which explains so much. Going forward, at least 2 cardio cross-training sessions weekly. 2 weight training sessions weekly. If I can get in some yoga, it’s gravy.
Thirdly: mental. Working at a store of (fast) runners who are all training and achieving while you’re injured is a huge pain. (I’m using the editorial “you,” assuming that all of you would be of the same mind. I also assume that I am making an ass of neither you nor me.) Envy abounds. I’m just trying to get through without either raging or crying; so far, mostly a success. But, as I heal, and hopefully, pull in some more income, the ratio of :) to :( will be back in my favor.
All of that considered, I’m dropping down from the Phoenix Half-Marathon to the 10K. I’m no longer upset about it; it’s the smart choice, and it’s more about the trip with friends, anyway. My initial goal was to make it a 10K PR (sub 60min), which would be easy since I’ve never run an official 10K, but I’m just going to enjoy the run and the scenery. Hopefully, by that time, I’ll have a solid base, and will be able to run a half in the spring. Then, maybe I’ll be able to semi-race one in late May or early June.
Those are the new plans and the new goals. We’ll see how good I am about following/reporting them. Meh. Worst blogger ever.
Remember how I never actually recapped the Brooklyn Half last year? Oops.
Hope your Tuesday is less rainy than ours here in NYC!
on Michele (Tribander)’s recommendation I saw Alexis Colvin @ mt sinai. She was nice, but mostly just ended up prescribing physical therapy since I didn’t have anything really “wrong” with me after examining x rays. Michele may have more info on her!
Thank you for the tip! :)
"We’re doing an annual fun and sexy memorial run for our friend Joe. Joe’s still alive though. He’s actually perfectly healthy. We’re just trying to raise awareness for him. Awareness of Joe."
“So wait, are you raising money for something?”
“Nope. Just raising sexy.”
I know these guys.