This might have something to do with me not shaking my booty all week.
Next week I'm starting back up again with a regular run routine. I'm all kinds of antsy to run. I've been playing around with mileage plans on RunnersWorld.com tonight but since I don't have a goal (race) in mind it's hard to say what I should be running. I know my body can probably handle 3-4 days of running and something between 6-10 miles for my long run. Maybe I'll see what Kel is up to that weekend before I make my plan (though let's be real, she's probably up to 20-something and I'm not!).
For this reason and out of pure lilly-livered fear about what my hip will do, I'm setting some open-ended goals. I'm not going to go nuts thinking that I'll run five days and round out the week with 50 miles.
Simple goals = a better chance to succeed.
Oh, and I got the call that my new shoes came in... I just have to go pick them up. I am still loving the Asics Kayano, so I went with the newer model of the same shoe. Here's hopin' that the transition is easy--but my current shoes aren't really worn out so these are going on the shelf as a backup, anyway.
|New shoes. Love 'em. I'm so grateful to my friends for the gift card.|
Resistance exercises (2 days)
Stretches (as much as possible)
The resistance work is much harder for me. I'm just not motivated to do the rubber band stuff. I know it helps, so I really need to make sure I get in two days at a minimum. Stretching is easier but I still forget. On running days this means stretching before (yes, I know that's not the conventional runner's wisdom, but it makes a difference to my dancer body) and after I run.
Short runs, 3-5 miles (2 days)
Long run, 6-8 miles (1 day)
I'll probably do these runs on my regular routes... I'm less likely to bail that way. I think I might be able to do four days, but again I don't want to fail at hitting my mark. If the weather turns bad again I'll do them on the treadmill, but hopefully I can get outside to clear my head. In a perfect world I'd do my shorter runs before work but I'm not going to commit to that for fear of failure. No matter when I run it will be a success.
Easy, relaxing walk (1-2 days)
This doesn't include my weekly walk with K, which I'd like to also start back up again. I want one day of just me and my iPod. It's time for me to start establishing good mental health habits. Walking is the single best thing I do for my Crazies.
Cook. Eat at home. Remember veggies.
There you have it. Now it's written down. I'll report back next week and let you know how I do. I'm just excited (and eager) to get back in the game. Hopefully the weather continues to cooperate, as does my old lady hip.