May 24, 2011
So today I'm linking up over at Learning As We Go for her Weight Watcher's weekly link up. Technically, we were supposed to link up yesterday but I already had a double post and didn't want to do a third.
Since I'm not actually doing Weight Watchers, I thought I'd use this as an opportunity to chronicle my learning to run experience.
As I said before, I recently restarted Couch 2 5K. I started once back in November, but then I got sick, then we PCS'd, and it's taken me this long to try it again. No, not try. Do. There is no try.
My plan is to do C25k, then do a couple of 5Ks here in town (there are a ton) then do Bridge to 10 K. Then ultimately participate in the Princess Half Marathon in Disney World in February. That's the goal. My focus isn't going to be on losing weight necessarily, because I hate fighting the numbers on the scale. I'm just going to run and hope my clothes start fitting better as a by-product.
Anyway, last week I finished Week 1. In week 1. That may not sound like much, but it's a big deal to me. Last time it took me three weeks to finish week 1. I like to blame the hole in my heart, but looking back it's probably because I was trying to go too fast too soon and I burned out.
So this time I'm taking it slow and working more on endurance and finishing each week's program, then building up speed at the end. I can't be doing too bad, I already do 3K a session at my snail's pace. (If that's not very good, don't tell me.)
So last week I was all gung-ho and excited and hitting the nearest post gym. And all weekend I was excited to start Week 2 this week, since I never really got there last time.
And yesterday morning, I woke up with a pulled muscle in my hip/lower back.
I am so freakin' bummed.
I laid on an ice pack all yesterday morning and took a fair amount of anti-inflamatories. By last night, I could at least walk comfortably. And I lathered myself in IcyHot throughout the night. This morning, I woke up right back at square 1 - sore, stiff and bummed. Very, very bummed.
I've decided, then, to take the rest of the week off from running. Not only because I don't want to agonize every day about whether or not I can actually make it to the gym, but also because we're going out of town this weekend and I don't want to be hurting while we're walking through Vegas for 3 days.
So, there you go. Week 1 = epic win. Week 2 = on hold.
Any advice for getting this thing healed back up ASAP?
Posted by JG at 4:30 AM