I thought I´d just make a little update, since I have been silent for quite a while. I have been struggling with injuries for the bigger part of 3 months now. My latest was a couple of weeks ago when an old shoulder injury reared it´s ugly head again and my should got dislocated. To say that it hurt was an understatement, and I still can´t fully move it or dress myself without being in pain. So because of these things my training has been temporarily suspended.
BUT! I just wanted to say that have NOT put on any weight since I did the whole 2 month training up to and the running of the half marathon in february-march-april. And here is a little current picture, just to prove it.
PS. note the weights in the background. Never out of sight, therefor never out of mind ;)
Day 40 of my 72 days challenge to run a half-marathon:
I took the day off, hoping it would replenish my energy supply and make me feel a little better, but it didn’t help at all.
Day 41 of my 72 days challenge to run a half-marathon:
I went to the gym with the intention to get on the elliptical and burn as many calories as I was supposed to run off. But I only got to 300 (not bad for being sick, imho) and then I felt horrible and weak after.
Day 42 of my 72 days challenge to run a half-marathon:
I was supposed to have the day off anyways, so I took it. My knees were achy and sore, and the same with other joints as well. Was feeling very arthritic and sorry for myself :/
Day 43 of my 72 days challenge to run a half-marathon (Today):
I have decided to take today off as well, since I am feeling only a little better. Hopefully, since I am entering the last month of my challenge, I will be back on track tomorrow. And that my joint issues won’t bug me anymore. Tomorrow is 16 km day so I am really resting up today. 16 km will be the longest distance I have run yet.
Day 23 of my 72 days to run a half-marathon:
Todays run was horrible. I hurt all over and I think I may have pulled a muscle in my shoulder. I also ate too many carbs early in the day, and I felt them threatening to repeat on me.
All things considered I think I may have given myself a very small amount of time to complete this challenge. Less than three months is pretty hardcore. My feet are blistering and falling apart, my hamstrings are constantly burning and I feel like I am more often sweaty than not. But I am NOT giving up!!!
Day 19 of my 72 day challenge to run a half-marathon:
Ran my 8 km today, but I will Pay for it tomorrow. Sore all over from weights yesterday.
Thursday is also funk class day, so I did a 55 min funk class with my friends after running.
Yoga 60 mins
strength exercises for my knee.
My knee seems to be ok for now, but I don’t think it’ll be a problem that will go away until I cut back on running full time. Which I am NOT going to be doing.
No training today. My knee is still hurting, and I might have gotten runner’s knee since I tried to amp up my running for the half-marathon…
We’ll have to see tomorrow, but I am NOT HAPPY!
Day 7 of my 72 days to run a half-marathon:
I took today off, not quite sure whether my foot would get worse or not if I ran today. So I decided to take it easy instead. Tomorrow I have a doctors appointment, and after that I’ll try it out and go soft.
Since last sunday I have run over 30 km, and since this is the first week in my program I am sure that I plenty.
Next weeks goal, to either match 30 km or more.
Taking a running break today. When I woke up I could feel I had some definite tension in my achilles, and when I got up to walk on it I could feel it tensing up and clicking. Sounds weird, I know…
So I’ll keep it going with 50 mins of yoga instead, and pick the running back up again tomorrow.