I haven’t been running outside.
I can hardly wait for spring.
I’ve been recovering from hurting my calf muscle back in December, so I’ve done no running outside since January 1st. I had to take several weeks off completely before starting back to short 10 minute runs. My goal of maintaining the level of fitness throughout the winter went out the window. My injury has finally healed and I’ve managed to get up to 21 minutes of running without feeling pain, so I’m feeling pretty good about recovery. What I’m not feeling good about is the 30k Around the Bay Road Race that I have coming up in less than 2 months.
I took some comfort today in a post called “Revisiting my 2014 Goals” on Motivation. She talked about her excitement for the new year of running and how an injury has changed her goals. She listed her original goals and how she has modified them. Although I know that there are tons of people going through this, when all your running friends are training while you are injured, it’s nice to read a fellow blogger’s experience.
So now my big goals for a personal best at the 30k have taken a backseat to trying to get back in shape enough just to finish the race comfortably. Do you think it can be done? (Seriously)
This weekend I’m going to do a 3o min and see if I can do more than one set of this Kettle Bell workout from the 30 Day Fitness Challenge website. I only got through the whole thing once and I’ve been sore for 2 days.
I hope your running year has started off better than mine! 🙂
Question: What do you do, besides a treadmill, to keep up your cardio when you can’t run outside?
– Jackie –