This is a running blog.
Oh, you say you forgot that? My bad! So somewhere along the line lately my running mojo escaped me and I sort of stopped talking about running all together. No good. I love that with this is a blog I can share my adventures, food finds, and endeavors with you but ultimately my goal when I created this was to talk about running. So today that’s what I’m going to do. I’m bringing it back old school!
I’m happy to say I’m running again! Yesterday I put in three miles and felt awesome. No pain in the ol IT Band either (and I didn’t wear my IT Band strap), which I’m tentatively excited about. I don’t want to say that its completely healed because I haven’t pushed it yet past 3 miles but its looking better than a few months ago. Just to update, I’m still going to PT but pulled it back to once a week only because I’m limited with time because of fieldwork. I think its made a huge difference for my injury, between the ART therapy, ASTYM and the strength exercises.
And because of PT (and this IT Band injury), I realized how important cross-training is for runners. It HAS to be incorporated into any training plan I ever use and I can’t slack on it because I think its part of what put me in this position in the first place. So just a PSA for all runners: make sure you include strength training and cross-training into your plans!
So now that I’m running again and am starting to get my mojo back, barring any IT Band flare-ups, I have some races planned for the fall and winter and I’m going to just put them out there now so I’m accountable:
There will be other NYRR races at the end of the year too, but registration isn’t open yet for them. I am going to complete my 9+1 by the end of the year for the 2013 NYC Marathon (ah!) so I’ll have a few more to run.
Then for next year I’m planning on running Disney for my big winter half marathon: the Disney Princess Half Marathon. I’ve always wanted to run the Disney races and my sister may train with me for this one (hello motivation!). Also, a bunch of Sweat Pink Ambassadors and other bloggers may be there, so it should be a ton of fun.
I want to be like this girl running with Aladdin…
Once I officially sign up for this one, I’ll let you know. Just thinking about running in Disney world is insanely motivating for me since I’m a huge Disney addict so I’m sure it will happen. Anyone else planning on running this?
Its good to be talking about running again. I am getting my motivation back, have race plans, and am getting my official training plan together. It will probably include 4-5 days a week of running depending on my own schedule and what I can handle. Just listing out all these races is getting my excited too! I love biking and other forms of fitness, but for me running is it. Its my passion. And I’m happy to be getting back into it!
What races are you planning on running this year/next year?
Have you ever had an injury that set you back?
Do you include enough strength training/crosstraining into your training plans?