Uh oh... Martin got in TWO walks today. Look out.
03 December 2013
02 December 2013
Made it to the gym this morning for my usual core routine and my left knee was just a little sore from yesterday's run. Nice. It held out for my walk home and so I opted for the up-and-over route instead of going through the I-90 pedestrian tunnel. I love this route.
I have come to the realization that I need to stop sulking around to something/anything or it's going to be murder ramping up when I am finally able.
And I was able to add leg extensions back into my core routine with no knee pain!
01 December 2013
30 November 2013
29 November 2013
Originally I was thinking I'd like to join TNAB for their annual Turkey Burner hike. I posed this plan to Shelley and she gave me 'the look' and I have to say she was right. I tend to push too much too soon and this would have been a disaster in hindsight.
So I opted for a workout that would let me bail at any time. I was hoping to log one hour today but my knee would not cooperate so I pulled the plug and went home. I'm probably being overly optimistic about what my IT band is capable of. As usual.
Great morning though, not too cold and dry and peaceful.
28 November 2013
Last year around this time I was getting ready to pace my sister at the Seattle Marathon. Even just one month ago I still held out hope that I would be able to do it again but unfortunately this year things are different.
My sister and her husband are spending a few days with us for the holiday and for my father's birthday which is pretty cool. It seems like we don't see Lucca much. This afternoon she wanted to get in a short shakedown run and I impulsively joined her. She was just heading down Lake WA Blvd and back so I figured I could bag running and walk if my knee started to hurt.
Well it didn't hurt. And I actually jogged for about 2.5 miles at a 9:10 pace. And when we did meet her husband on the way back and started walking it kept on not hurting. I was so elated I took them on a detour up some stairs and through a park on the way home. Still no hurting.
That isn't to say I couldn't feel my knee, but I'm positive I did not overdo it today. Never has running at 9:10 felt so good and made me so happy.
27 November 2013
Core workouts are starting to feel good again! As in I am getting a little stronger.
My knee felt totally fine walking home today. Nice. I also got off work a bit early due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Not a bad day. Did I mention it wasn't raining? Oh yeah.
26 November 2013
Today I walked three (because I was scared that more would be too much for my knee) flights on my own and then connected with Jim Kodjababian for seven more alternation waling with running.
I was prepared for the worst but my knee/IT band survived. I do feel like I am totally and aimlessly treading water though and need some direction for a recovery. Hopefully soon.
on the bright side my knee felt good all day at work and also while walking home from the bus.
25 November 2013
After a few days of doing nothing and moping around I managed to get to the gym this morning. It's slowly dawning on my that doing anything, even if I can't do the activities that I would if I was healthy, is better than doing nothing. But damn, it is a s l o w dawning.
My cold is pretty much gone now. Whew.
22 November 2013
I must admit I do think it's pretty humorous that I am posting one mile walks in a training diary that ostensibly is for an endurance athlete. Just over three months ago a 10 mile run was a 'short' run and now I feel like a contestant on The Biggest Loser or something where the challenge is just to do anything active on a regular basis. No, I don't feel fat but yes, my self-esteem is low.