Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Still Healing

We're into week 6 of physio and week 5 of little to no running.

Last physio session, I got the okay to try a bit of running - 10 minutes on the treadmill at 0 incline. Yay! I did give that a try and had no hip pain. So of course, I decided to try 20 minutes of running. Again, no pain but my hip just felt not right. So I'm taking another restful week. I'm still very focused on yoga and I'm getting back into strength training.

I have training plans all ready to go for my early 2014 races with three different potential start dates. The "early start" plan starts next week which probably isn't going to happen. My more realistic plan starts on December 10th and my "late start" plan starts on January 10th. I'm so looking forward to getting back into regular exercise.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

November Goals

October was an odd month for me. My hip injury pretty much meant that I did very little in the way of work outs. Not working out was leaving me feeling kind of depressed. With being away for a bit than coming back for Thanksgiving, my eating hasn't been good. I've done pretty much no cooking for the entire month. So November is going to be all about getting back into the swing of things.

November Goals

1. Fix my Hip

I've been going to physio once a week for the past three weeks and there seems to be some progress. It doesn't hurt as much anymore but its still not back to normal. Physio has mostly been trying to loosen up the muscle and reducing pain but in this past week's appointment, I was giving some squat exercises to start. I've never been so excited about squats! So November's plan is to do whatever exercises my physiotherapist says to do, keep stretching and icing and hopefully getting back into running sometime this month.

2. Daily Yoga

I started daily yoga sessions about a week ago to help with my hip and I'm noticing a big difference both in how my lower body feels and just generally, my outlook. Going from working out 6 days a week to resting on the couch was not doing anything good for me mentally. Yoga is helping me feel more in tune with my body and its something I can do that doesn't hurt my hip and is actually making it better. 

3. Get my eating under control

I need to stop eating like I'm burning an extra 2000 calories a week. Healthier foods, less calories. I need to start cooking healthy meals and planning out my lunches. I could get away with treats when I was running 4 days a week, not so much now.