Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Big runner says, "Do this right!"

I really want to do this comeback the right way! It's been a long, tiring, frustrating journey with this ankle and I want so badly to progress and not regress. Unfortunately, it continues to be a learning experience and at times it's two steps forward and one step back.

First of all, the good news. After just 2 sessions at Koala Health and Wellness Centers, I have noticed a huge increase in flexibility and a decrease in pain along the side of the ankle where it has really been hurting. I think they were able to really break up some of the scar tissue and get things moving around in there. Saturday's 2 mile jaunt felt really great, compared to earlier in the week.

Now the bad news. I've got a little bit of what I'm sure is achilles tendonitis in that ankle. I think that the cause of this is jumping into training too fast, especially the long, continuous runs from 25-over 30 minutes. I'm definitely going to go back to a run/walk regimen and stick to 3 times per week. I can always do elliptical 1 or 2 other days. I don't think this puts a damper on PIM (Power in Motion). I will definitely join Aerobics or Batons and start out super easy. Both of those groups start out with a walk/run regimen and build up gradually.

I just have to remember the important addage, "just because you can doesn't mean you should!



Cassie (TIGGS) said...

i was really stiff last night so I'm gonna be taking PIM slowly too. I don't know what Aerobics and Batons are, but I'm sure I'll find out and maybe be one of those too?? LOL!

Anonymous said...

Cassie will probably be a Carbo or a Dawn...