Before I recap my weekly workouts and updates, I want to give a shout out to Coach Laura, who has been an incredible source of information and support throughout the past month and a half I spent beginning my marathon training plan. If you’ve been reading along this summer, you’ll know that I began having some hip pain in early July that turned into a full-on injury, and as a result, I’ve decided to focus on recovery and will be deferring my entry to the New York City Marathon until next year.
I haven’t completely stopped running, but in order to exercise an appropriate amount while also resting my hip I’ve cut back a lot. Like last week, I kept my running this week to two days with about 5 miles each day. Once on Tuesday morning because it was my birthday and really wanted to get in a run, and once this weekend. Otherwise, I’ve been walking in the mornings and doing some yoga and hip stretching each evening. My pink equipment has gotten way more use lately, and my July mileage ended at 87 yesterday, definitely lower than the last few months.
Less running hasn’t meant less ice cream, even if I do sometimes run straight to it 🙂 We had some this weekend in Connecticut, and it was delicious.
Speaking of sweets this week, one of my close friends at work left this surprise on my desk for me. She picked out all the strawberry and cherry starburst, my favorites, and wrapped them up in pink for a fun treat.
I’m a little disappointed I won’t be running the marathon this year, but there’s lots else to look forward to in my life. I plan to run the Disney Half Marathon again this coming January, hopefully fully healed and healthy, and this time next year I may be training to cross the marathon start line in 2017.
Have you ever had to withdraw from a race due to injury?
Favorite way to cross-train when you can’t run as much?
Highlight of your weekend?
© 2016 Renaissance Runner Girl. All rights reserved.