Injury Week 8: More Healthy Running…Am I Injury Free Yet?

How has it been eight weeks? As I probably continue to say…time is going both slow and fast.  I’m slowly adding mileage. Once I’m “in the clear” of an injury (which will probably be about 6 more weeks), I’ll stop blogging about training. I’ve moved to Strava because it’s just easier.

On a personal note, many people have asked if we are “still moving.” The answer is yes, but I don’t know when. We are 100% moving to California, but I don’t know if I will be June, September, December or anytime. It’s scary to know they could tell us we are going to move and two weeks later, we are gone.

Anyway, once I’m “in the clear” of an injury (which will probably be about 6 more weeks), I’ll stop blogging about training. I’ve moved to Strava because it’s just easier.

Injury Timeline:

March 1: Calceaneaous Stress Fracture Occurs (Known as the Heel Bone)

Week 1: (March 2-8): Boot, slight pain, and swelling, allowed to swim

Week 2: (March 9-15): Boot, minimal pain, minor swelling, allowed to swim

Week 3: (March 16-22): Boot, no pain or swelling, gyms closed, and almost 0 activity

Week 4: (March 23-29): Boot, no pain, added core

Week 5: (March 30th-April 5): Boot removed, no pain, core, and leisurely walks

Week 6: (April 6th-April 12th): easy walks, 1.5-mile walk-run, core

Week 7: (April 13-April 19): 1.5-2 mile walk-runs, core (Total Walk-Run miles 13)

Week 8: (April 20-26) 2-4 mile walk-runs, core (Total Miles 24)

Thoughts:

Week 8 moved to more running, less walking. Nothing has felt weird or off, but I know I’m not in the clear yet. It isn’t like I could go run 10 miles and feel fine. That being said, my runs have felt healthy and pain-free, so I can’t complain about that. I feel like I’ve never run before, but my heel doesn’t hurt.

I’ve also been doing short core work since I have the time. This is a rare time; I do have extra time, so saying: “I don’t have time for work and strength” is invalid. Truthfully, I’ve been enjoying it too!

In all, it’s been a boring few weeks. I’m slowly running again, but with no races on anyone’s horizon, I am just building a base. I wrote about it in this week’s newsletter and why building a base might be a good idea for everyone!

 

Posts from the Week:

A Look Back at 300 NJ Diners

Saloman Sonic 3 Balance Shoe Review

How Easy is it to Get Out of Running Shape?

Questions for you:

How is your running going through the pandemic?

Have you been running more? Less?