Welcome to another edition of Thinking Out Loud, hosted by the lovely Amanda from Running With Spoons.
I am officially registered for the Phoenix Marathon on February 27, 2016. Luckily I discovered that I could defer my race entry to next year before the deferral deadline on February 14th. I’m really excited that I’ll get to go race in Phoenix next year, although I’m already slightly worried about training for another marathon through the winter in Calgary. The weather here can be so hit or miss! I felt like I really lucked out with weather on the majority of my long runs preparing for the Goofy Challenge.
Monday was a holiday here in Alberta to celebrate Family Day. Apart from our dinners out Neil and I had a fairly low key weekend. I tried a couple of SURFSET fitness classes at Studio Revolution (so much fun…your workout is done on a wobbly surfboard). I watched Eat Pray Love and immediately craved a big bowl of pasta. Peat and I went for some nice long walks by the river and enjoyed some sunshine.
Swimming is coming along. I find my endurance is coming back quite nicely. I’ve been looking at different swim classes so I can start getting regular feedback on my technique again. The trick is finding a class where the timing works. Most of the ones that are close to home seem to be right around my bedtime.
This knee injury is weird. I no longer have any pain or discomfort on a day to day basis and I’m keeping up with my foam rolling and physio exercises. In order to make sure I stay healthy when I get back to running I have to keep working on the strength in the little stabilizer muscles to make sure my running gait is in good alignment. Until that strength builds I’m not to run. To tell you the truth I am scared about getting back to running. What if I’ve taken all of this time off, done all of this physio and I still have not healed? What is I go for a run and 30 minutes in my knee hurts again? That’s what worries me the most.
How did you spend Family Day on Monday?
Do you worry about getting back to running after an injury? How do you cope with that feeling?