It’s time for my weekly training update. Let’s see… how do I say this? Week four was mentally challenging and physically painful. As you know, I was forced to take a running break. I thought it would be just a few days, but it looks as though my body is screaming for some more rest.
This my friends, has brought up a lot for me. First off, it gave me more time to think and more time to actually feel my body as I stretch and slow down. It also made me confront some of the things I am still working on (read: diet, relationship to food, and accepting that things don’t always go as planned). I think positivity is a very potent medicine, so I am trying to focus on the things that I can do now (stretch, strengthen, nourish my body well) instead of worrying how much running fitness I am losing or how many training runs I am missing. I am also getting acupuncture to help speed things along. If you haven’t tried acupuncture, I highly recommend it! Oh, and I did have that lovely deep tissue massage 😉 I am all about the self-care lately.
I think an injury or training plan derailment is a perfect opportunity to evaluate what you are doing in terms of sleeping, eating, resting, etc. I have been dissecting these aspects of my life (yes, I warned you that I am THAT intense) and seeing some gaps/weaknesses. Hopefully with a few tweaks, I can learn from this injury instead of just hating it, learning jack squat, and then repeating the same mistakes.
Very modified training schedule week 4:
Tuesday- 3 mile run
Wednesday – deep tissue massage & mad stretching
Thursday- home yoga practice
Friday- Stretch & strength train
Saturday- Yoga class @ Prana
3 planks & a variety of other great things, all recorded on my new homemade chalk boards! (thanks Pinterest!)
Favorite eat of the week:
Lali (bless his soul) showed me some of his favorite inspirational videos last night. These things perk me right up! Hope they help you too!
Did you tear up just a little bit??
Have you ever had an injury?
What is something you struggle with?