Chit Chat: Monday Victories

 

Good morning!

This post is coming at you a bit later as we had a busy Sunday where I didn’t have a ton of time to sit down and write my usual blog post. So, this is coming atcha in real time on a Monday morning as I’m typing away with wet hair, a smoothie, and coffee going beside me. I wanted to start a new thing on the blog called Chit Chat – where I catch you guys up on what’s been going on, giving my opinion on things, and just sharing things with you guys in a more unstructured kind of way. It may not be a weekly thing, but what’s the harm in starting today, right?

Let’s rewind a bit though. So, yesterday Ryan and I went on a little date night together, which was a great way to do something different on a Sunday night, as opposed to just plunking down on the couch watching Netflix. Don’t get me wrong. I love doing that, but it’s fun to switch it up, you know? We did the ol’ dinner and a movie, and by the time we got home I was super FULL, tired, and ready for bed.

And now we are at today. Okay, so. I ran today, guys. If you read my posts last week, you’ll know that I was super bummed out because I came down with a groin strain injury. The doctor quickly said NO when I asked about doing my long run on Saturday (which I obviously knew the answer, but I mean, doesn’t hurt to ask), and I haven’t ran since last Tuesday. Well, up until today, anyway. I woke up and thought to myself, today is week five of this marathon training plan. I am feeling good. Why don’t I try to run? The training plan called for six miles and I did eight.

 

 

 

Just KIDDING! That would be downright stupid. No, the training plan called for six, but I cut that in half and did three. On the treadmill, too, so it was softer, flatter, and easier on my body to start with. I figured that easing myself into the training again will be much better on my body (from an injury standpoint) in the long run. Why go too hard, too much, too soon, and risk making things worse? The last thing I want to do is aggravate my body and be out for another week. So, I am happy to report that I am feeling GOOD post run! After my run was finished I did a resistance band work out, focusing on my upper body, some core work (planks!), and then stretched and foam rolled. Taking injury prevention seriously is definitely a priority of mine, as I want to be sure I cross that finish line in October as strong and healthy as can be.

I also wanted to share this quote because it is quite fitting for me right now. I know my body can run a marathon. I know my body can go further and faster. However, I have to be patient with myself now and give myself grace every day as I make this “comeback.” I mean, maybe you can’t call it a comeback right now, but I am feeling so much happier knowing that I am on the mend!

With that, I hope you all have a HAPPY MONDAY!

 

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