I’ve been a good boy. I haven’t run in 11 days, as planned, and have focused on leg/knee/hip strengthening exercises, low-impact x-training (bike, elliptical), and core strength training. Also doing my PT stretches every day, and working on my left calf to try and reverse some tenderness that popped up during my last run.
Sunday I’m planning to strap on the shoes again and see how my legs have responded to the running break.
Work has owned me for the last couple weeks, so I’m feeling the need for some running since it is my equilibrium-balancing tool. Lifting and cross-training are good, but nothing beats a good run for me.
My waistline could use a run as well, as my eating habits have been pathetic for the last month or so. Calories-in is kicking the crap out of calories-out. On Super Bowl Sunday I think the food I ate outweighed the Packers’ offensive line. Damn you Rotelle and Velveeta.
|"Get in mah belly" *|
* My wife got me an iPad for Christmas, and I’ve been trying to justify this extravagance by finding a use beyond mindless hours flinging Angry Birds at piles of rocks and sticks. The best I’ve come up with so far is drawing stick figures …. poorly.