Sunday, June 01, 2008

Back on program

After nine excrutiating days off resulting from a fluke softball injury, I am happy to report that I am running again. It took me a few days to get my walking gait back to normal after limping for so long, but things were feeling good yesterday. Hubby was going for an easy 5K, so I tagged along and it felt pretty good. I definitely felt a little out of shape from not exercising at all for a week and a half, but my ankle was fine and I was thrilled!

I got up early this morning and planned to run 10-12K depending on how I felt. As it turns out, I misjudged the route and was nowhere near home by 10K. I ended up running 13.5K at 5:33 pace (felt better than I expected). My legs started getting heavy around 11K but I blamed it on not eating sufficiently yesterday (barely ate a bite after 4PM because I was helping out at a 50th Birthday party...I didn't even touch the cake!). The last couple KM's were tough, but I pulled through. My program called for 14K today, so it appears that I am right back on track and this whole ankle debacle is nothing but a blip on the radar. WOOHOO!

Plan for this week is:

Monday: rest
Tuesday: 8K
Wednesday: 5K
Thursday: softball
Friday: 5K
Saturday: 6K
Sunday: 10K Mud Run + softball
Total: 34K


anners said...

Glad that you had a good run!

Marci said...

Glad to read that you are back at it!

Lily on the Road said...

Glad to hear you are back and ready to run. Good for you!