I am just going to go ahead and add this hummus to my Top Favorite Best Stuff at Trader Joe’s list. Brooke refused to let go of it.
Chipped fingernail polish… story of my life.
It had been way too long since we had gone to Trader Joe’s so this morning Brooke was beyond excited to be there.
When we got home it was lunch time and I spent 10 minutes of my life trying to decide between an egg sandwich for lunch and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch. The decisions I have to make these days…..
Today is day NINE for me of not running. I am 99% positive I will run tomorrow but I am being overly cautious about starting up again. It has been 1.75 years since my last real running injury (not just something that I took a few days off for) where I had to take 8 weeks off and I am not about to have that happen again.
I always wonder how long it really takes to lose your fitness when you are taking a break from running. I think that is one of the hardest parts about injuries for me…. thinking about all of the hard work that you have done and how you are losing what you have worked so hard for!
All information from the Hansons Marathon Method.
Adjusting for illness or injury:
(I thought I would throw in a random picture of me exhausted… not injured but just really tired)
1-2 days missed: “Training can resume normally without scaling back mileage or intensity. You lose a couple days of running; no harm done. While a number of missed workouts can spell your doom for your marathon goals, a single lost workout will never be your demise.”
3-6 days missed: There will be very small physiological regressions from taking this many days off. “After 3-4 days of missed training, come back slowly by running easy for 2-3 days, then pick the schedule back up and follow it as usual. If 5-6 days are missed, run easy for 3-4 days and then revert to the previous week’s training regimen.”
7-10 days missed: “At this point the body starts to lose some of those hard-earned physiological gains you have made. Keep in mind that if you can still manage to run some short, easy runs during this period and have the go-ahead from your doctor, the time it takes to return to normal training will be significantly less. If running isn’t possible, commit to cross training to prevent a drop-off in fitness. Upon your return to running, you should run easy for the same number of days that were missed.”
More than 10 days missed: “After two weeks of lost training, the decrease in physiological gains are quite significant- as much as 3-5% After 21 days away from running, 10% or more of fitness is forfeited.”
“The key to cross training during injury is to find an activity that mimics running as closely as possible, such as using an elliptical or a stationary bike.”
When was your last running injury that you had to take a lot of time off for?
What cross training have you done during an injury?
Last grocery store that you went to?
Favorite kind of hummus?