It seems like weeks have gone by very quickly. Have I really been without running for 7 weeks already?
On that front, I have another doctors appointment on Tuesday. Seven weeks is a long time and I can lie to my readers, tweeters, friends and family that weight lifting is fine and it’s just the same. I was cleared to run slow distances not on grass (uneven terrain could rebrake my bone) and not hills (seems obvious…they are harder). Both of which are basically all of running in my area. You can’t take the runner out of me and I’m hungry for running. I have been since the day I began developing my cyst.
I’ve really trying to work on my core strength more then anything.
First, I have been doing 1-2 hours on the cybex 100i. This may be a lot for someone who wasn’t running 90 miles a week…but it really doesn’t feel like that much to me and I often have to tell myself to get off. (mostly when trashy TV is on). It is also pretty similar to running and I like the machine a lot. I will preserve my run fitness as long as possible.
As far as strength workouts go I did 4 strength training workouts. Typing that up, it doesn’t really even seem that much. I posted my typical core workout but I’ll get around to posting my leg routine (which kills me), arms (my favorite to work), back and chest (which is similar to core because the mass amount of pushups) and shoulders.
I was able to run 4.5 miles yesterday. It didn’t feel awful…but it did not feel great. I am somewhat sore in my heel area (which is where my cyst was/IS). I was able to run the miles without any major problem which is a huge difference. A few weeks ago, I could not even WALK quickly without early crying. The problem with my heel is it’s so darn temperamental.
I’m honestly not really sure where my running will go but I’m hoping this is an upward slide..Though I’m def not holding my breath. Every day is a different situation so I could not being to tell you. Every day I wake up hoping somehow my cyst decided to peace out.
So this post is really boring because I don’t have a lot to report. I’d love to tell you that I was running 90 mile weeks again or that I don’t have god knows weird pains in my feet everyday…but I’m not a liar.
It’s a lull time on my blog when I’m injured. So if there is something you want to see don’t hesitate to let me know.
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