Itâ€™s time again for the workout weekly round-up! I like to take a macro view of working out instead of looking at each day one-by-one; I think this outlook helps keep me healthier and more balanced.
So â€“ hereâ€™s what I did this week:
- Monday: Swam 1,000 yards
- Tuesday: Rest day
- Wednesday: swim 1,200 yards
- Thursday: Ran 1 mile
- Friday: Swim 1,000 yards
- Saturday: Hot Yoga
- Sunday: Long walk
Did you catch that? Yup â€“ I ran on Thursday at Girls on the Run!
Some background: on March 10, I did something horrendous to my knee/leg while on a 12.0-mile training run for my upcoming half marathon. The injury was so painful that it forced me to skip three major races I had signed up for in late March/early April. I actually havenâ€™t ran since March 25, although I did walk a half marathon on April 2 (which was a bad idea because it really, really hurt).
Iâ€™ve been run-free for a little over 5 weeks. Unfortunately, I havenâ€™t been pain-free. Iâ€™ve been keeping track of my flare-ups, and my knee has hurt sporadically after yoga, sitting on an airplane, and walking at the mall.
HOWEVER â€“ I think Iâ€™m finally truly on the mend (knocking on every wood object and structure around me). At GOTR, Iâ€™ve been walking around the track with the girls, explaining that I cannot run with them because of my injury. But on Thursday, I decided to run with them because it was so hot and no one was feeling very motivated. I ran a mile very slowly, and although I was â€œawareâ€ of the area after, no pain!
This makes for a very happy Caitlin. Iâ€™m keeping my fingers crossed that Iâ€™m over the healing hump and will be able to run the GOTR 5K on May 7. Iâ€™d also love to get back to longer workouts. My game plan is not to run again until May 7 and then walk-run the race. Weâ€™ll see!
A bowl of Greek yogurt, raw oatmeal, cashews, blueberries, and chia seeds. With some orange juice on the side.
How was your workout week?