Friday, August 29, 2014

Post Injury Running

What a summer.  8 weeks ago I got back surgery and I haven't been able to do anything except walk for 2 months.  Tomorrow is the big day for me to try to run again.  I am so nervous that I won't be able to run.  I have missed running and crossfit so much.  Working out is a huge part of my life and it's amazing what a huge void I feel not being able to do the things I love.  But I am determined to completely heal so I have been VERY good and haven't pushed it at all. 

My plan for starting to workout again is to do 3 easy runs a week (probably around 3 miles to start) with a run/walk combo until I feel good.   I am doing personal training sessions 3 days a week to start building my muscles back as well.  I really should add a day of swimming to the mix too if I can fit it in.  Then by the end of September I hope to be back to my normal workout schedule with doing less mileage and scaling my crossfit workouts while I work back up.  I have also been doing the Foundations Training workouts to build back my core - they are 10-15 minutes everyday - my massage therapist recommended them for me as physical therapy and they seem to help a lot.

Today I took my measurements so I have a reference point for how much muscle I've lost and my left leg is a full inch smaller than my right.  Obviously I was compensating too much before my surgery.

Wish me luck...tomorrow is a big day for me.