Given the fact that I’m injured and only properly exercised the first 2 – 3 weeks, it’s not really easy or fair to compare to last month. I actually kicked ass the first few weeks of the month, but that’s why I’m injured, so it doesn’t feel like an accomplishment.
- 216 minutes [January=307]
- 7 At Home Workouts and 7 runs [January = 11, 9]
- Total Distance = 16.79 miles — My last run was February 17th and I was only ~6 miles off from last month, which shows that I increased too fast. But the real proof is in the steps.
- Fitbit — Average Daily Steps: 8,295 [January: 7,244] — And I’ve been in a walking boot since February 23rd.
- January 31 = 131.8
- March 3 = 131.4
Not weighing myself worked. Or at least didn’t hurt. Maybe it was the no desserts? I doubt it, since I ate more food than I had all of last month. I don’t know. I’m glad I haven’t gained mass amounts of weight while not exercising hard or paying the strictest attention to my diet. That’s great – truly.
February was supposed to be about building my running base, which I was doing. Until I wasn’t. March was supposed to be the start of my half marathon training. Until it wasn’t. Hmmph. That’s a heavy sigh in text form. Ah the best laid plans…
My follow up appointment on my ankle is March 9th. Assuming I can put full weight on it then, I plan to do PT exercises for a week with easier bands than what I was using. Then, the weeks of March 15th, 22nd, and 29th I plan to as many short runs as is comfortable. I’m talking 1-milers here. Preferably outside, as I’m more comfortable outside than on the treadmill. I think the treadmill + the motion control shoes had something to do with my ankle. I’m also going to switch between motion control and stability shoes and make sure to roll out my arches A LOT. I’m only going to run 1 – 3 times per week, but I will be working out more.
My focus in March needs to be rehabbing, not training. Thus, I also need to focus on calorie and food intake to compensate for less physical exertion.
Here are my Marching orders:
- Physical therapy exercise to rehab ankle
- Walk more; run if possible
- Eat healthy foods
- 1150-1300 calories day