Tuesday, December 13, 2011

hello, my name is melanie, and it's been 7 days since my last run.

well, in an attempt to heal and recover, i took a whole week off.  this was tough for me to do....i even think i developed a twitch..  :)  my foot is still hurting, but at least it is localized a bit more, and not the entire foot/ankle.  i decided to go out today for a test run.  kept it nice and easy (right around a 9:30 pace) and short (4 miles).  the run was ok, but i am waiting to see how it feels tomorrow.  
so...my plan for last week fell apart completely.  i didn't do any cross training either, really wanted to try to completely rest.  boy was it nice to get back to it today.  when i got home, i did a twelve days of christmas challenge. today was 100 jumping jacks.  i added 5 sets of 20 sit ups and 5 (on my toes) push ups.  i was glad to be able to do all my push ups today on my toes!!
my plan for this week is: 
monday: rest
tuesday: run 4 easy and 12 days of christmas #1 (100 jumping jacks) plus sit ups and push ups. 
wednesday: run 4-5 easy and 12 DoC #2 (100 jj and 2 x 1 min plank) plus sit ups and push ups
thursday: run 2-3 easy and 12 DoC #3(100 JJ, 2 x 1 min plank, 3 sets of 10 lunges each leg)
friday: 12 DoC #4(100 jj, 2 x 1 min plank, 3 x 10 lunges, 4 x 30 sec jump rope) plus sit ups and push ups
saturday: run 8-10 easy  and 12 DoC #5(100 JJ, 2 x 1 min plank, 3 x 10 lunges, 4 x 30 sec jump rope, 5 burpees)
sunday: run 4-5 easy and 12 DoC #6 (100 JJ, 2x 1 min plank, 3x10 lunges, 4x30 sec jump rope, 5 burpees, 6 toe touchers) plus sit ups and push ups. 

of course, all of this depends on how my foot is feeling.  i know that i may have to hold back on the runs if my foot is not up to it....really don't want to, but i will.  i made an appointment with my podiatrist, but the earliest she could see me is next thursday.  hoping i can make it until then!  

some time this week, i need to start my christmas shopping. :)  

how is your week going?  


  1. Sorry about your foot Mel. Injuries are a real bummer. I had issues with my IT band last year and started riding my bike. Given the weather changes that might not be a great option. Spinning is another fav. I'd love to learn to swim. I think that is probably the best solution for injured runners. Good luck and hope you heal quickly

  2. Hope your foot gets better soon! Great job on the push ups. They are a great exercise and doing them on your toes takes it to a whole new level of hard.

  3. Hope your foot continues to get better quickly. Nicely done on the pushups!

  4. thanks! being hurt is absolutely no fun. i am very frustrated...hoping i can get this figured out.

  5. Hey Mel-
    Just wanted to let you know that it took me forever to get rid of my heel pain. I had to slow down and take some time off. I have a frozen bottle of water in my freezer that I roll my foot on after every workout. Hope this helps!