Half Marathon Training Wrap Up {Week 2}

After hurting my knee last week, I decided to try a different approach to exercising this week.  I would run when I could, but cross train when I couldn’t.  I think I went into Week 2 of my half training with a better mental game, but of course I still do stupid things. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

My knee was feeling pretty decent after almost a week of no running, so I decided I would go for a quick jog and see how I felt.  I was in pain by mile one, but pushed it to mile two {because I’m a stubborn jack ass}.  Needless to say I spent the whole rest of the day in pain and limping around.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I took my frustrations out at the gym and had a great upper body strength training session.  I also went to my first Bikram yoga class in 18 months later on that night.  I seriously forgot how hard Bikram was to do, but it was a great session and I’m excited to go back.  I need more stretching in my life.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I went back to the gym for a lower body strength training routine.  I kept away from most of the weights and instead focused on using my body weight for each exercise.  It was a really great workout.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

OMG!  I erged!  4 x 750m / 1 min easy I rowed for Rutgers in college {over 10 years ago} and have a serious love/hate relationship with the ergometer.  But whatevs.  I did it.  I forgot what a great sweat it was, too.

Friday, January 22, 2015

Friday was a rest day, although I kind of regret it now because I ended up being lazy on Saturday, too.  However, I did win my DietBetPicMonkey CollageEight pounds in 28 days!  Go meeeee!  {I’ll post my Week 3 21 Day Fix wrap up sometime soon.}

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lazy lazy day.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

My brother and I ran the second annual Chili Run 2 Miler.  Best race EVER!

I’ll post a full recap {read: I’ll post lots and lots of pictures} later on this week.  I did KT Tape the bejeezuz out of my knee before we started, and although I felt great during the run, I am paying for it a bit now.  Not terrible pain like before, but my knee is still angry with me.

Totals: 
4 miles of running
1 ninety minute Bikram yoga session
2 strength training sessions
1 date with the erg

I’m still really bummed to not be running the distances I was planning to do, but I think I’m handling it much better.  I also have an appointment with a Sports Medicine doctor on Wednesday.  I’m hoping he will have some answers for me and I can move forward quickly and pain free.  We shall see.

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