02 October 2007

Quick Update

So I ran this morning. It was my first run of any kind in a month and my first with my new orthotics. Quite honestly I was afraid to run. I did my last run just about 1 month ago my foot was pretty sore for a couple of days after. During the Na Wahine I couldn't really run because it hurt. My chiro told me last Tuesday to start running again but to start slow. I put it off and put it off because I was afraid of the pain. But this morning I did it.

I only went for 15 minutes. At first it hurt. I could feel my heel and the plantar and it didn't feel good. But I kept it up and after about 1/2 a mile everything loosened up and felt pretty good. I ended up just doing a little over a mile but that's okay. I feel like I'm starting all over again and was thinking back to when I really was starting new. I couldn't even walk a mile. I remember how slow I had to go to build up to running any distance. And that got me to thinking.

I want to get back into the running and immediately thought that Thursday I'd run even further. But thinking about how I started made me reconsider my plan. What I think I'm going to do is build slowly, very slowly. This week I'm going to run 1 mile everyday (everyday that I run that is). Then every week I will add 1/2 mile to my distance. By the end of the year I'll be up to 7 1/2 miles which will carry me through the 10k I want to do on New Years Day. I think this will work. It's slow enough to keep me from injuring myself but it's running and improving every week. I like it. I tend to push things thinking I can immediately jump back into training where I was before my injury. I can't do that.

Things are really starting to come together and feel right. I'm very excited.


angelfish24 said...

Glad to hear your back to running. I'm thinking of it too but will start out slow. Or run/walk combo but we'll see. I just need to get to the gym again.

Vickie said...

And make sure you are stretching the calves! It will help loosen up the heel. Stretch every day, twice a day in fact. I learned the hard way. But I do know what you mean about being afraid of the pain. If you don't try though, you won't know.

IronWaddler said...

Way to get back to the run!! And feeling good.

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