Today, we go to the Orthopedic specialist to find out about Joshua's arm. If it weren't for the fact that he can't use that arm, nothing would have changed about J's routine - he still tries to run, jump & climb like he did before! Keeping him still has been THE biggest challenge this week!! It's almost impossible!!!! I wish I had some of his energy - watch out Boston here I come! ;) ...but until I figure out a way to share his energy, I guess I'll just have to keep training....
Speaking of training.... I did some more running yesterday! :) I'm slowly figuring out how to get my schedule together. I'm still taking it slow so that I don't re-injure myself. I did Week 3, Day 1 & 2 yesterday from my old Couch to 5k program. I also ran through a few of the walk breaks....so I guess I'm not really following the program, but it is giving me specific time limits so that I am more aware of how far/long I'm pushing it so that I don't go too far too soon. One neat thing I've noticed is that I'm able to run an 8:15-8:45 pace more than I could before. I think the reason it was so hard for me before was that I THOUGHT it was going to be hard - so it was! It's amazing how mental running is! I just keep telling myself (yes, out loud.... so I can prove to myself that it's a do-able pace - if you can talk, it's considered a good target pace for a workout -- but I probably do look crazy since I'm running alone.....) "This is a good pace. I can talk, so I can do it." --- Positive thoughts? Yes, please!!
Are you following a training plan?
I'm using a Couch to 5k program that I've already completed once before, to rebuild after injury. Of course I'm tweaking it A LOT to meet my needs! :)
Anyone trying to get ready for a race?
I'm running the Space Coast 1/2 on December 1st - eek! That's why I'm adding a little to the original program - it moves too slow for what I need!!!
What bones have you broken? How'd it happen?