Thursday, February 23, 2012

C25K W1D1

Today I did my first test run in 2 months.  I completed the first day of the Couch to 5K program.  

Over lunch I had an appointment with my ART certified chiropractor.  Last week he said to try spinning easy.  This week he suggested going on a test run to see how my good 'ole injury feels.

While I am not 100% yet I would say I am about 60-70% improved.  I still feel pain but it is not as intense & not as consistent.   It is slowly getting better.

Week 1, Day 1 entails a 5 minute walk warmup, 60 second jog / 90 sec walk for 20 minutes & a 5 minute walk cool down.   I wore my new Aspaeris compression shorts which I think helped....they definitely felt good when I put them on!  I did feel some discomfort while jogging in my glute & hamstring but not terrible.  In 30 minutes I covered 2 miles.

Afterwards I rolled on my TP Grid roller & then hooked up my Tenz unit.  An hour after my run I am feeling pretty good!

Woop Woop!

6 comments:

  1. You got out there!!!! Way to go. :)

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  2. That's great that the pain is less than it was. Bet you were smiling a lot!?

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    1. Heck ya! Even when it started pouring rain it was awesome to be out there!!

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  3. I'm still not meant to run, but find if I go on soft ground rather than the road or treadmill I'm ok, the hamstring still burns but bearable. What exactly was your injury?

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    1. Hey Sammy - Piriformis syndrome otherwise known as a major pain in the butt! Not fun at all. It has taken forever to heal & still not 100%.

      Hope you get over your injury quickly.

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  4. Woo-hoo!! Running!!! As you can see I am very behind in blog reading right now, but so glad I got to see that you are running again!!

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