Last week on Wednesday I was cleared to start running, so on Saturday I went out for my first run in a month.
If you follow me on Snapchat (search: cowgirlruns) you would have also been treated to me singing while running.
It felt awesome!
I woke up on Sunday with some mild pain in my shin, so I took some Advil and iced and I’ll be resting today and testing it out tomorrow.
My goal is still to finish all the races in the Dopey Challenge, though they might be slow and involve a lot (like, a lot) of walking.
I have a follow up physio appointment on Wednesday, so we’ll assess why I still have some mild pain and possibly revise my training plan and see where we go from there.
In the meantime, I’m working on keeping my cardio up by going to spin class 2 times a week, and I’m also super dedicated to my physio exercises. Clamshells and one-legged squats may seem boring and silly, but I’m determined to fix the weak areas in my body and be a stronger runner.
[Tweet “Look who is running and cross training! #holidaysweat #sweatpink #oisellevolee”]
I’ve also been incorporating the Oiselle Dirty Dozen into my training a few times a week. A warning – this workout is hard but super effective. I highly recommend it for all runners – but don’t get discouraged if you need to modify for the first few weeks!
Do you have a favourite cross-training exercise?
PS – I know I’m really far behind in responding to comments. I’m getting there – promise!
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