Resting is healing... and driving me nuts!

Blog entry posted by Alejandro 10, Sep 1, 2011.

It is also leading to a change of plans...

I had intended to run 10 to 12 miles a week and slowly increase to 15 to 20 over the course of three months with no other form of exercise. That was working out fine and dandy until I got a bit ambitious and tacked an extra two miles on to my previous long run (5 miles) a bit too soon.

Well, my knee was sore after 11 in just under 48 hours, and I seem to be dealing with a bout of patellar tendonitis. It has certainly gotten better over the last 11 days of rest, but I want to run so freakin' bad! I don't want any more R.I.C.E.! Okay, so I am not actually Compressing it, but that is besides the point.

In all of the information that I have perused concerning this speed bump some amount of strength training has been encouraged... Thus doth swing the pendulum to the opposite extreme. In other words, my mother's tendency to be all in or all out made an impression on me, for better or worse.

For the most part, when I consider strength training I am only interested in bodyweight workouts. That combined with my curiosity concerning the hundred push up program and its siblings has brought me to my next overindulgence. My new endeavor is to start the Hundred family of programs and follow them on off days as a supplement to my running which I hope to be able to resume this weekend. I also want to finish each workout throughout the week with yoga.

Personally, I am inclined to prioritize the yoga over the lovely family Hundred, but I'll cross that bridge if I have to later. That way I can cut my losses and run.

Gracia y paz,

Alejandro 10

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