Welcome to my really happy excited face as I was stepping away on the stairclimber. My teeth are not blue on the right side, that is just some gum because I am addicted to it and have to pop in a piece even before my 5:30 a.m. workout today.
I am actually quite proud of my new found coordination- taking a picture while on the stairclimber at the same time is tough work.
Why so happy? I tested out the legs today on the treadmill.
And guess what….no pain! If you remember, I took a week off because the shin splints were creeping up a tiny bit again and boy am I glad that I didn’t try to continue to run on them.
Game plan for Janae to get back to running like all of you running superstars:
1. Running every other day (or less if needed) no exceptions. Dear Janae, I don’t care how good you are feeling…you need to take at least a day off after EVERY. SINGLE. RUN.
2. Start SMALL. Today Billy (my new mental coach, I need someone to set rules for me) gave me permission to do 1.5 miles (no more and if it hurts at all STOP). For the next few weeks it will be about strengthening my feet and legs. No jumping into high mileage because that is when injury is most likely to occur.
3. Don’t stress about New York. If it happens, it happens, if it doesn’t I will just spend that day doing all of my other favorite things in life (ice cream topped with cereal, family and bike riding).
Can any of you experienced injury comebackers add to my game plan?
What was your workout?