Some of you have been asking if I have started running again. And the short answer is “No”. There are a number of reasons why and I would love to share these with you.
- After the Ottawa Race Weekend, it took me at least 2 weeks to reduce the swelling under my left knee cap, and this was mostly due to Chiro and my own massaging. Of course, icing and heat too. I attempted a short run a week (approximately 6+) after the race and ended up having to walk most of the way home to avoid a repeat of the swelling. I even bought a foam roller which by the way why did I wait so long!
- I am trying to rest my knees because soon enough (mid June or so – post vacation) I will begin my ½ marathon training for my race in September. I need to be strong, and able to train safely for that race, without worry of a serious injury. It will take a huge toll physically because I am pushing myself beyond my comfortable 10km -12km distance to something much greater.
- I am nearly complete my apprenticeship hours for my group instructor training and I have been focusing a lot more on strength training and learning proper techniques and cues so that I can be an effective teacher. The YMCA Apprenticeship program has certainly proved useful, and the instructor who is teaching the course is fun and lively, and really helps make you feel even more passionate about giving back to your community and doing something that is fun. I can’t wait to be able to start helping others on their healthy journey.
So there you have it friends, my three reasons for why you haven’t been noticing any running updates. But trust me, they are coming! I plan to run a lot while I am on vacation and who knows, maybe sign up for a last minute 5km – 10km race at my destination. The search is on now!