Week 10 of 16
“Don’t call it a comeback…”
The week started out with a lot of ellipticalling. 45 minutes on Monday, 30 on Tuesday and 60 on Wednesday. It was brutal.
Overall I was feeling better. Still some awareness of the injured area but no pain. Early in the week I talked to Kathy about the possibility of running by the weekend. I was terrified. I am running out of time to train for Boston and I didn’t want to start back to soon with the fear that I would flare back up and set myself back another few weeks. I knew if all went well running over the weekend, I still had a few weeks to safely get myself back up to a long run of 16-18 miles before a shortened taper to April 15th. Joe gave me a push Thursday night saying, “What are you waiting for? Just go do it. If it hurts, stop.” Sounds so easy right? Well it was enough to make me hop on the treadmill at 7:30pm on Thursday night after I taught both my classes for a slow, easy mile. Woo woo!
Friday morning I met with Kathy for one more PT session. The funny thing about my mile run the night before was that I felt no pain in my piriformis but my left IT band was so tight and uncomfortable. Kathy did some work on it and then more elliptical, a few minutes on the Jacob’s ladder, some lifting and e-stim—this time on both my piriformis and IT band. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I’m so lucky to work in an organization with such great people and great resources. Kathy has been the best going above and beyond. I’m so thankful for all her help.
I went home Friday and took G for a nice long walk before changing into running clothes for an easy 2 miles outside. It was so nice to be outside. It feels so much more natural to me than running on the treadmill. I kept it easy and had to hold myself back from running more.
“Long Run Saturday” brought me back to the gym for 60 minutes on the elliptical followed by 4 miles on the treadmill and a date with Norma.
I should have been excited about running 4 miles but I kept thinking about all the miles I missed. This week I was supposed to run 18 miles and it was supposed to be the beginning of the hardest 4 week block in training. I know I’ll run Boston. I know I will do fine. I’m not worried about time. I just want to enjoy the day. I don’t know why I was having such a hard time focusing on the positive this week.
· I made an appearance at Run Club this week! Zero miles for Jen but it was good to get out and see everyone…
· 6 weeks until the Boston Marathon!
1 treadmill mile (9:32)
38’ walk with G
2 miles (17:34)
4 treadmill miles (34:20)
This week’s mileage: 7 miles
This week’s G mileage: 0 miles
February Totals: 50 miles
March Totals: 6 miles
2019 Totals: 166 miles