So what did the past week look like for this injured-runner-who-can’t-run-for-a-few-more-weeks?
Yoga, Pilates, Hiking (I wrote about this here), and Music!
My first music festival!
I’ll get to that in a minute…
Club One Fitness Studio
My attempt at taking a selfie* before yoga class
*note to selfie: sit closer to mirror to capture a better picture!
Last week I started yoga, and this week I’ve added Pilates to my routine. I have always been a huge fan of Pilates. I’ve taken Reformer Pilates classes in the past and absolutely love and recommend giving it a try if possible, but those classes often come with a hefty price tag. My gym offers mat Pilates with my membership and I attended class for the first time on Wednesday morning. It was a very tradition Pilates class, but I left there feeling nice and sore so something must be working!
Saturday afternoon I also attended another yoga class. I loved every minute of the 1 1/2 hour class! The teacher was so nice, and great with instruction so I was able to learn a few new things. I was able to balance in the “crow” position for the first time ever. Not for long, but it was awesome.
I’ll just let this guy demonstrate; he seems to know what he is doing
I may not be running right now, but I feel physically stronger.
I have probably lost a good deal of cardio as I have been very cautious about putting any impact on my leg. I’ve been reluctant to use the cardio machines, because…well they are cardio machines facing a wall in the gym. Running is just what I do, and and I’m counting down the days until I can start training again. Outside. No offense to the elliptical, but you. are. boring.
What is not boring?
Music festivals! Yesterday I went to Outside Lands, a 3 day concert event in Golden Gate Park. I only attended on Sunday as ticket prices for 3 days were a little steep for me right now before taking a trip to Hawaii (2.5 weeks away!), but I was so happy I got to go. I went with my boyfriend and a bunch of other friends, and in one day I was able to see 5 performances!
My favorites of the day:
The key to getting me through this time off of running has been to just stay busy. I can’t concern myself with the fact I will be losing a lot of fitness and will have to build it up again. I’m thinking back to the time when I first started running. I was so focused and excited to be training for a half marathon, and I felt so proud of each mile I added to my training. That is the mental approach I need to take when I can resume running again. I’m having some x-rays taken coming up, so fingers crossed I will get some good news!