What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger!

It’s been a busy week! I had job interviews, new workouts to try and my half marathon training plan to continue.

I tried a pool running workout with a friend. I’ve always heard that pool workouts are great especially if you have injuries. I really enjoyed it! We ran approximately a mile in an hour or so. It takes so much longer to complete a mile in the pool, but definitely worth it.

I got back on track with my half marathon training since I’m back from vacation. I ran/walked 2.5 miles on Wednesday in my treadmill using the Jeff Galloway method. I like this method and plan on using this for my training.

On Thursday, I decided to tackle a 4 mile run. I got up early and headed out in my neighborhood. I did fine in the first 3 miles using the Galloway method. Then I noticed a hill that looked inviting. I decided to run this hill at full speed as my sister had encouraged me to do. Remember I have plantar fasciitis. As I reached the top of the hill, I felt a pop or snap at the bottom of my foot near my heel. How frustrating! I had to limp the mile back to my car.

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After limping around that day, I decided to get it checked at the doctor. Diagnosis: nothing torn or broken. Thank goodness! I was prescribed rest, ice, ibuprofen for the weekend. Hopefully I’ll be able to continue my training on Monday. Until then, I’ll stick to the stationary bike and strength training. The half marathon is 11 weeks away. I can’t have injuries like this getting in the way.

On Friday, I went to my sister’s house for a planned workout (that I was unable to do, except for weights), dinner and Rock Band!
My foot was much better but I didn’t attempt to run with her and my brother in law. I did snap a few pics, though! I’m so proud of my sister and her hubby for getting into running. She had lost 25 lbs so far and doing great in the C25k plan!!!

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After their run, we headed to their shop where the weight training takes place. I did the workout with my brother in law as the trainer. I’m glad he pushed me to my limit. If course, I told him I couldn’t finish a set and then I quickly learned that “I can’t” isn’t allowed! My arms are gonna be sore!!

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After working out, we ate a delicious lasagna dinner and played Rock Band!!

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Despite my injury, it was a good week. Oh and by the way…I got the job too!
Enjoy your weekend!!

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