Good afternoon. I’m so glad it’s finally the weekend! Saturday is by far my favorite day of the week.
I’ve been trying to run more consistently now that I am more than nine months post surgery. My hip and quad feel tons better. I still get occasional aches in my hip when I do too much activity but nothing that isn’t manageable.
My biggest problem right now is that my Achilles tendon bothers me a lot. Not only during running but also during other activities as well. So, my running might be a little slower than it normally would be but by this point, I’ve realized that it’s not a good idea to push myself into another major injury.
I am taking my return to running slow and doing what I can. I’m making sure to stretch, foam roll, ice, and use KT tape.
On Monday, I was able to run two miles non-stop on the treadmill. On Thursday, I ran 2.25 miles non-stop.
After I hit 2.25 miles, I walked slow for a little bit then I ran/walked for a total of 3.32 miles.
Today’s run didn’t quite go as planned. Danny and I started out with some back exercises at the gym this morning and then I planned to run 2.5 miles.
I wore my Zensah calf sleeves because my calves have been getting tight again lately.
I only managed to run one full mile on the treadmill before having to walk. My Achilles killed with every step and my calves were so tight. I haven’t run three days in a week in a really long time so I think my legs just aren’t used to it.
I ran one mile, walked/ran one mile, and then walked for a total of 2.3 miles.
It was really frustrating not being able to run because of my Achilles tendon pain. As soon as my hip finally gets better, I have a new injury to deal with. It just seems never ending and that’s frustrating.
A few months ago when I was going to physical therapy, my therapist said that it’s better to focus on endurance rather than speed. So, at this point, I’m not too worried about going fast. My goal is to run 3.1 miles with out stopping to walk.
I have two 5ks planned for next month – the Run Like a Mother 5k and The Elgin Fox Trot 5k. I know I probably won’t be running as many races as usual this summer because of my Achilles pain, but I am just happy to get back into running.
We’re running the Fox Trot on Memorial day weekend. This will be my 6th year doing the race. Last year the Fox Trot was two months before my surgery, so I wasn’t able to run. Instead, my dad and I did the Fox Trot Two Mile Walk. I look forward to being able to run it this year!
Danny and my sister-in-law are running the 10 miler and my brother and I are running the 5k.
Last year, walking with my dad:
This will be my 5th year doing the Run Like a Mother 5k. This will be a great year because my grandma, who had double hip replacements, will be walking it this year! My stepmom is also doing the race.
Run a Like a Mother in 2013:
I’m looking forward to be able to run some races this year.
Tonight, Danny and I are going out to dinner to celebrate our anniversary! Have a great Saturday!
- What are you doing today?
- What’s your favorite day of the week?
- Favorite race you’ve ever run?