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.

3 comments:

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.

WADDLER26.2 said...

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

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