I was counting on having a fairly uneventful week. But, one glance at my checking account this morning told me otherwise. Thieves suck! GET A LIFE, GET A JOB, GET YOUR OWN MONEY! All my money will be recouped, but seriously, find something better to do with your time.
Moving (W)right along…
I have had very high hopes for my running goals this year. I want to run 2013 miles this year. This is a very large number, that I do realize. As of now, I am temporarily sidelined, and the remedy that I know will help the most, is so hard to do. REST. My knee has been bothering me off and on for a few weeks now. To the point where I need to stay off my feet when I get home, or I am unable to walk at all in the evening without a noticeable limp. This discomfort has limited me mostly to lifting during the week because everything else seems to agitate it. I have decided to finally give in and call “The Running Doctor,” Dr. Tom Coniglione. He is the go-to guy in my neck of the woods. Due to the fact, I have had a major knee injury and surgery before, I really don’t think it’s anything more than overuse and lack of stretching (I forget to stretch, a lot.) Hopefully, he can whip me back into shape without much delay.
Three Simple Tips to Keep You Running this Summer:
1) Hydrate. Post-run make sure that you replace fluids your body has lost during your run. Similar to the threshold of time you should take in protein after a workout, you should consume fluids as well. This is especially important during the hot summer months when dehydration can quickly lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. I use my FuelBelt to keep me hydrated when I’m out running in the heat.
2) Stretch. I know, I know. I need to practice what I preach. The Mayo Clinic says stretching can “increase athletic performance” and “decrease the risk of activity-based injuries.” I feel like I know all of this, it’s just the matter of doing it. I’m going to incorporate more yoga into my routine. I took a class today, and was surprised by my loss of flexibility after ignoring stretching of any kind for so long.
3) Rest. Like they say, “Muscles are fed in the kitchen, torn in the gym, and built in bed.” Many times I find it hard to give it some rest. Whether sidelined or not. I want to always push myself. Rest is vital. Training or not. Rest helps repair muscles.
Stay safe out there this Summer.