Another few weeks since I’ve posted! With the recent foot injury (AGAIN), I decided to focus on walking and tweeting. Having three successful test runs under my belt, it’s worth making a plan again.
Easing back into running week
This week, my aims are:
1. Run 5 times – 25-30k max
2. Hit 10,000 paces on my walking
3. Stay on my break from booze
Aim 1 is purely to get back into the habit of running. After this terrible year of injuries, I’ve taken steps (pun intended) to sort my damn feet out. This includes replacing my street shoes with better fitting ones, doing more strength exercises for my feet and ankles and walking more and more.
Aim 2 is my walking. While I enjoy the running for it’s high-concentration of cardio and the challenge, walking 10,000 steps a day will have a benefit. I spend too much time physically idle at desks and on trains and I really think I can help build my running strength back up by walking more. Building more walking through out my day is preferable then trying to have one big walking or running session.
Aim 3 is going well. Week 3 this week and I have noticed a difference in my energy levels (more) and feeling better. The idea is to have this break to give my body a holiday from the usual habits. I’m aiming for the 7th of August when I am on holiday visiting old friends.
And that’s it for this week – the Keep It Simple Stuipid (KISS) philosophy to help build me back up on my running. Keep on going.