Seven days until I am allowed to run again! Haven’t had any pain for weeks so a little proud of my patience. #LetmeRun
— Kris (@Kris_Law) April 7, 2014
Hey everyone! In case you aren’t on the twitters, I shared the above tweet yesterday. Less than a week before I can run! To say I am excited is an understatement. Of course we will be starting off nice and easy with a few rest days the first week to see how things play out, but I’m bursting at the seams to get some of my run energy out again.
What have I been up to? I’ve been cross training every single day. The majority of the time I have been cycling but a few weeks ago I had the opportunity (Thanks to Jeff Caron- @Jeffcaronrun) to try out the Elliptigo machines. I am sure you’ve seen these around. The look like an outdoor elliptical machine but they are actually much more similar to running than an indoor elliptical is. The difference is fantastic and riding the Elliptigos on the boardwalk with Jeff and two other friends was so much fun. Here is a blog post written by a new friend, Jess Horton, on our experience: The Fit Petite: Elliptigo
I’m fortunate that our local Navy base rents the Elliptigo out so after my morning with Jeff Caron I started to rent a machine to use around my own neighborhood. I feel confident that between the cycling and elliptigo I’ve given myself a bit of a jump start back into running shape as opposed to my last injury two years ago where I was basically starting from scratch.
Also last week the Mr. and I went on a vacation to South Beach with friends. The Mr. has been gone (Navy life!) for the three months prior so it was our mini celebration of having him back home for a bit. It was also our friends 5 year wedding anniversary. We had tons to celebrate and celebrate we did! We went to the amazing Delano Hotel. Highly recommended.
I swear I say this on every vacation I’ve ever been on but it was the best vacation ever! The pool and beach were gorgeous and the weather was perfect the entire time. I’ve already bought mint and strawberry plants to put in our garden this summer so I can recreate their yummy pitchers of strawberry mojitos 😉 Plus we met Andy Cohen from the Real Housewives Series. (my guilty pleasure show) Here are some pictures from our trip. I kick myself because like usual, I hardly took any pictures.
Thanks for checking in with me everyone. I will be sure to update you next week and let you know how my first few runs back go. It’s been a long 8 weeks but I am surprisingly feeling very strong. Both physically and mentally I think this setback will have a positive effect in the long run. Hope you are all having a great Spring and wishing all my Boston Marathon trainees lots of taper relaxation and confidence. Can’t wait to track you all!