Happy Friday! Last Friday marked my final day of Physical Therapy, which was so surreal and bittersweet. I truly hope that 3rd time’s a charm and I never go back!
Workouts so far this week:
Monday: Dynamic warm up, 30 minute “run” (5 minute walk, 1 minute jog)
Wednesday: Core and More Class
Thursday: Light dynamic warm up, 30 minute “run” (4 minute walk, 2 minute jog), Boot Camp Class
I’m feeling EXTRA sore today after some intense circuits in Boot Camp that left my abs in tears (4 sets of 1 minute planks??!). But I plan to do my 30 minute “run” of 3 minute walk, 3 minute jogging on Saturday morning out in the elements, with my favorite dynamic warm up moves! Outside of the gait analysis I had, I haven’t run outside since September!
Here are a couple of pics of the workouts I did on Monday in the gym. They’re part of a package that was given to me by my Physical Therapist. A whole lot going on!
Since I’ve moved on from PT, I have started to come up with my new running goals. These should carry me into 2014 smoothly, and hopefully take me to the biggest goal of all: completing a marathon!
My Goals Moving Forward
- Continue strength training and injury-prevention exercises, no less than 3 days a week.
- Slowly increase my mileage and transition back into bona fide running, 3 days a week.
- Hire a running coach and focus on improving form.
- Complete a 5K in the Spring.
- Run a half marathon by the end of 2014.
Notice how there’s no mention of pace in these goals? In the past, I have been so obsessed with my speed (LACK thereof). With all that I have gone through (Runner’s Knee, foot stress fracture, plantar fasciitis), I’m just happy that I can still pursue running. I can’t worry about being slower than the next guy. I have to be MY best.
I think my goals are very realistic and force me to practice the patience I so desperately need. Hopefully, I’ll be crossing things off over the next several months and staying injury-free! Fingers crossed!
What are your running goals for 2014?