In my head I planned on taking 3 full weeks off after my first half marathon. I learned a lot of things from my first half marathon and one of those was “rest” when you are injured. I’ve been fighting a knee injury on and off since the end of August. Rest seemed to help to an extent but never seemed to solve the problem.
With nothing major coming up in the next few months I’m going to enjoy some shorter runs and just working my miles back up as my knee allows.
Last week I started the T25 program from Beach Body and I am loving it! It has not once aggravated my knee and I’m finding that I’m working so many more muscles. I’m hoping to continue to incorporate running alongside the program for the rest of the 10 week program.I also joined an inter-mural volleyball team for the winter so that is adding a whole new level of fun. As someone who has not played since Junior High gym class… I have a lot to learn! Any tips?
Today a friend and I headed out on our lunch hour for a fun run. I couldn’t tell you the last time I actually had someone to run with so it felt awesome not to be alone with my music and just be able to run.
The downside, well…. winter has officially hit the Midwest. After snow on Halloween we had one last burst of fall but I think it is safe to say it’s officially cold. On the other hand, it did give me an excuse to break out my new Old Navy Compression Leggings (in Victorian Blue of course). They were so warm!
My knee felt pretty good for the run and no soreness afterwards! I’m looking forward to some more lunch runs and just relaxing for a bit. I have two more races this year but I will be enjoying them and not necessarily going for time on either.
It felt so great to be back running!