It’s great to be back! Obviously my training for the Shamrock Half Marathon is beginning much later than I would have liked, but I still have some time to get it together. Sadly, this will not be the PR I was hoping for this year.
I was cleared to run again as of last Tuesday, but there were rules: no more than 15 miles for the week, no more than 3 runs for the week, and I had to take at least one day off in between runs. I decided to err on the side of caution and did less mileage than I was allowed.
- Monday: 45 minutes of physical therapy at home
- Tuesday: 1 hour physical therapy session + 2 mile run
- Wednesday: Rest
- Thursday: 3 mile run + 20 minutes of physical therapy at home
- Friday: PiYo: Sweat
- Saturday: Rest
- Sunday: 5.5 mile run + PiYo: Define Upper Body
Total: 10.5 miles
These runs were more exploratory in nature than anything else. I’m happy to say that the leg is feeling great – no pain at all! I am also not as slow as I would have anticipated after being out for so long, which gives me hope for a swift comeback!
Sunday’s run was along the Beltline. I was happy to see that there is some new art to enjoy since the last time I ran there!
Sunday’s run also led me to discover that fellow blogger Kristen (Running for More) lives in my neighborhood! She saw the above picture posted on my Instagram and realized she saw me leaving for my run the same time she was heading out for hers! Small world!
How is your winter training coming along? What was your favorite Super Bowl ad? (I of course loved the Budweiser puppy commercial and the Always “Like a Girl” ad!)