My Workouts Lately

by - Tuesday, April 17, 2018

In my last post, I talked a lot about how I've been focused on stepping back from running to rebuild a better foundation through cross training. Through November, December and January, I had found a pretty consistent pattern of strength training, yoga and swimming.

Getting my "om" on.

February was kind of crazy for me and a lot of that fell by the wayside, as I juggled other responsibilities. Even after just a few short weeks of no strength training, I could tell things with my hip were on the slippery slope to a backslide.

So I decided to make a better effort in March, and once I got back from my Japan trip, I feel like I did a good job of that.

As I try to gently begin increasing my running mileage, I'm shuffling a few things in my schedule and trying to figure out which workouts fit best on which days.

I don't have it figured out perfectly yet, but the last several weeks have looked something like this:

  • Monday - Strength training
  • Wednesday/Friday - A short run
  • Saturday - Swimming
  • Sunday  - Rest day

Tuesday and Thursday are toss-up days. Sometimes I do a yoga or barre class or sometimes depending what's going on that week, I just take a walk or a rest day. These are the days I'd like to try to be more strategic about when it comes to my workouts. But I'm still trying to figure out what works best each week.

I'd eventually like to bump my running back up to three days per week, but for right now, two days seems to be where my hip is happy.

So that's where I am as I slowly rebuild and try to get my running back. It's a very humbling journey.

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