My doctor told me I needed to back off a little to keep my foot from getting worse. So I did. Except then it turned into a big break. And I don't feel as good when I'm not getting regular exercise. I struggle with anxiety issues and high endorphiny (totally a word) exercise helps keep that anxiety in check. The N-boy and I have been walking but it just doesn't do the same thing for me as running or spinning.
I'll start spinning classes again in the fall, but in the meantime I need to get back into a running routine and sign up for a race to keep me motivated for the rest of the summer!
The race I'm going with is the Salmon Chase. Last year I ran the 5k. I don't know whether I should run the 5k again this year, or go for the 10k. Registration isn't open yet so I still have some time to decide while I get back on a regular workout schedule.
I went for a two mile run on Sunday. On Floyd the Treadmill because it is so darned hot outside. It went MUCH better than I expected. I took one of my prescription pain pills ahead of time (as per my doc) and didn't have any hip or foot pain at all. So for this week (Monday-Sunday) I'm hoping to accomplish (in no particular order):
- 2 mile run
- 2.25 mile run
- 2.5 mile run
- Kripalu yoga class
- 3 mile walk
- 4 mile walk