Workouts and 1 mile of Running

After Monday’s one mile run, this was not the training post I had in my mind.  So we are back to that again right?

After I ran on Monday, my foot felt off.  It wasn’t the off of “I haven’t run in over a month so I will be sore”.  It was the off of “Too much, too soon”.  So I nixed anymore thoughts of running again for another week.  I don’t have another follow up appointment with my doctor until next week.   Realistically I’ll take it by pain level (as he said).  If I feel injury free before next week, I’ll try another mile…if I don’t…I won’t run until I feel comfortable running.  I have big goals for 2015 that running a mile now to cause me to wait another month or two, doesn’t really fit into line.

So what felt off in my run?  During my one mile run, I felt good.  I’m not sure if it was adrenaline or the fact it was about 10 minutes of my life but I didn’t feel pain.  I started to feel discomfort over night.  I know I didn’t rebreak the bone but I know my bone shouldn’t feel like that after a run.

I’ll be the first to admit I was really hoping to be in the clear injury wise, but I’m not completely there yet.  There isn’t a point in lying to anyone (including myself) that I’m fully healed.  I’ll just skip that step, admit I need more rest and keep cross training.  I’m upset but no need to dwell on it.

Monday 30 minutes elliptical and 1 mile run
Tuesday 1 hour AMT
Wednesday Off
Thursday: 30 minutes elliptical
Friday: 1 hour Arc trainer
Saturday: Off
Sunday: 1 hour elliptical


Saturday I had planned to work out but I ended up needing to go to work early.  We had a group run from the store.  It was a lot of fun to meet and chat with local runners (as well as two coworkers) so I didn’t mind waking up (drinking more coffee in 2 hours than I should have) and helping out.  I cannot wait to get back out there and I’ll probably do some group runs when I’m able too.

My elliptical workouts were kind of boring.  I just watched TV and chatted with whoever was on the elliptical next to me (I didn’t bother them obviously.  If they wanted to chat, we did).   This is a complete 180 of my last injury (2 years ago).  I just want to rest right now because I know my body needs it.  I don’t set my alarm in the morning.  This means if I sleep in too late to go to the gym before work, I don’t go and move on.   If I wake up early, then I go.  As you can see it’s a rather structured plan.

My plans for next week are pretty similar to this week.  I’ll take it day by day and see how I feel. I’m typing this with minimal pain (if any) when I walk.  Walking and running are two different motions for me, so I am still giving it plenty of rest.

Questions for you:

What was your best workout?

Do you do a program on the elliptical? 


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  1. You’re being really smart about this Hollie. I am coming back from a stress fracture of the navicilar bone. It has been 15 weeks to include physical therapy. Apparently this type of stress fracture often requires surgery. Although it feels off it doesnt hurt, but I am hesitant to run more than two days a week, and I don’t think I will run two days in a row for quite a while.

    I am always impressed how you handle your injuries. You always seem so level-headed and realistic.

    I use ehe manual program on the elliptical. I hate the elliptical though. Too much time on it during injuries I guess.

    1. That means a lot to me Amanda and thanks for stopping by! Honestly it didn’t always used to be like that. In college, my injuries really upset me and I cross trained most days to preserve my fitness. I’m glad I’m in a much better spot this injury and just relaxing.

      I hope you heal quickly!

  2. Hope you feel better enough to run next week, Hollie.
    I’m not the biggest fan of the elliptical, after running being so high impact, I almost feel like I’m not really and truly working out?! I do use it quite frequently but only on manual.

  3. My best workout this week was my 10K race. I PRed it. I didn’t really do many workouts of course. I don’t do the elliptical very much but i like doing it backwards when I do it, I use the 5 mins forward, 2 mins backward, and do that for a total of 35 minutes. It’s a pretty good workout, but not something I usually do when I’m not injured. I used to use it a lot back when I was more of a gym rat/zumba person and didn’t run a lot.

  4. Really respect how smart and patient you continue to be regarding this injury. You’re doing everything right, and it will pay off down the road. I had a really good rainy/long-run on Thursday; basically had the roads to myself and felt great!

  5. I really hope your next run just feels “awkward” and there isn’t any pain. I mean, we are all about dealing with “awkward” as it is.

  6. You’re doing the right thing taking it slow. The elliptical is the second best cross training besides pool running I read. I love the elliptical. I used to do routines but not I just press buttons as I go.

  7. I’m glad you’re listening to your body – and being smart about things with a great attitude! I rarely use the elliptical, but when I do, I set it on hills. It makes me work up a sweat fast and keeps my mind occupied!

  8. I’m glad that you are taking your time getting back into things and playing on the safe side. I think this will really pay off in the long run. My best workout last week was the shimmy and shake it took to get my runner legs into a bridesmaid dress.

  9. you have such a great attitude and perspective on this. you’re being really smart and i know it’s going to pay off for you! my best workout was a really kick ass pure barre class. i love that class – it help keeps my core strong so i can run faster!

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