Monday, October 26, 2009

Running again...

After an extremely busy workday, I couldn't think of a better way to blow off steam than by hitting up BodyPump class at the Y. Yeah, it was one of those days. To make things interesting, I increased my weights on the barbell and pushed myself hard on all lifts, squats, and lunges. I love that class and highly recommend it to anyone who's gym offers a similar class!



Asside from BP, I am back in the running world again! Slowly but surely. I think the combination of doing the PT exercises a few times a week, incorporating BP into my schedule once or twice a week, and keeping up with my biking and swimming, my legs are getting stronger!

I have run 5 times since my PT session a few weeks ago. These runs have been very short and very slow, ranging from 1 mile to 3 miles. All runs have been on a treadmill with a 1% increase, wearing my orthotics. I'm just not ready to push myself too hard... too fast. But, I am truely grateful that I am able to do some running, even if it is slow ... and I will continue to pay no attention what-so-ever to the finish time....

baby steps...

baby steps...

18 comments:

Kelly said...

YAYYY for improvement! Definitely GO slow!!! haha

Lisa said...

That's the way to do it. Ease back into it one step at a time :-)

tri_al said...

baby steps baby steps :)

Badgergirl said...

Yeah for running again! I like baby steps. :)

Carolina John said...

Kelley loves her body pump class too. it's good stuff i tell ya!

RunToTheFinish said...

ohh welcome back!! It's definitely best to just keep it slow and easy for awhile...Haha All About Bob is a great movie

Jess said...

Welcome back to running! And you're smart to do so slowly.

Marlene said...

I would love to try one of those Body Pup classes but they only offer them during the day (when I'm at work) at my gym. Boo!

Great news on the running! Slow and steady...

I Run for Fun said...

Yay! Glad you are able to run now. The Body Pump sounds intense!

J said...

Your runs sound like mine! All pretty short and slow but at least we are running!

Jess said...

Baby steps is right! Take it one thing at a time and you'll be building that strength up and running longer soon enough!

Holly said...

Glad to hear you've been able to do some running! Baby steps sound like a smart plan right now - keep at it and those little steps will add up in no time!

Wes said...

I lurves baby steps! I think I will run me some of those today :-)

Chad Sayban said...

I'm with you on the baby steps. Keep at it and go slow. It will come back!

Runner Leana said...

So great that you are back running! Sounds like you have a great plan for getting back out there!

RunnerGirl said...

Yea for running again :)

Colleen said...

Baby steps.... :)

N.D. said...

yeaa for body pump!! :) and getting back out there.. .a little at a time. Ease into it!