I’m going to be very honest with you guys. I haven’t blogged a lot this week because i was freaking nervous about what the chiropractor was going to tell me about my ankle… Every time I went to start a new post, I just got a little down and anxious and then scrapped the ideas. But Friday morning he said the magic words, “ease your way back into running.”
He wants me cross training on the elliptical and obviously I have to take my time to do any real mileage or speed, but we both want to be sure I’m not going to re-injure anything. Any amount of running is better than fine with me! I’m 4 1/2 months out from the Chicago Marathon which is a ton of time to make up distance and speed.
In the meantime, i will be practicing the fine art of carbo-loading, for when i’m 100% back.
Not really…since i’ve been injured I did a major nutritional overhaul and started eating much better and a little less. I cut my daily calories from 2200-2400 range to 1800-2000 and my weight and body composition has not changed despite what I thought might happen while not running.
Summer is totally fruit season and i’ve been packing my days full of blueberries, strawberries, grapes and watermelon. They are such a refreshing pick-me-up in the middle of the work day and hello–antioxidants and natural anti-inflammatories for the injury.
When i do get back to normal weekly mileage and my hunger strikes, I’m going to make a much bigger effort on eating cleaner and pack in as many nutrients as possible for recovery and injury prevention. <—always sounds good in theory, we will see how many giant cookies i can say no to. 🙂
Last Week’s Recap
Monday: 2 mile walk, 25 min shoulders/biceps
Tuesday: 20 back and hamstrings, 10 abs
Wednesday: 2.2m walk
Thursday: 25min biceps, 15 abs
Friday: 15 min lateral elliptical, 1 mile walk, 15 shoulders/triceps
Saturday: 2.4m walk/run no garmin–cause you know…
Total Miles: 2.4m running + 4.2m walking
Do you watch your nutrition more closely when you’re not running?
Favorite summer fruit or vegetable?