Thursday, May 08, 2008

Walking Into The Future

Let's get one thing straight: I am passionate about running. Walking, not so much.

On Monday I walked 1.3 miles (the long loop of my neighborhood). No foot pain. I try to give it a day off after these "strenuous" athletic sessions.

On Tuesday I had my last session with Tonya the Trainer. She is just great! She made me a training schedule/plan to take with me and gave me a stern lecture about what kind of person to look for next time, if there is a next time.

Today I walked 2.1 miles (one long loop, one short loop). I listened to Jodi, so it wasn't too bad. I spent the time noticing and appreciating the houses in my current neighborhood. I could be out of this neighborhood in as little as two weeks, but no more than three weeks. WOW.

Today was Chasen's last day at work. He starts his new job in Olive Branch on Monday. So he's heading over on Saturday after MY yard sale gets going (I made signs today). He has to "set up shop" at the temporary housing. I'll probably join him mid-week. It depends on my meeting schedule for early next week. Nonetheless, I'll be back-and-forth for the next few weeks. I'll be entertained while driving by all of my favorite podcasts!

But the walking... I am eligible to run next Wednesday, but I kind of think I should walk a while longer, just to ensure that all is well. Maybe I'll try a run/walk combo. We shall see. Any thoughts?

8 comments:

Maddy said...

I think you know what's best for you. If it's holding out on running for a little while, or if it is a run / walk combo, do what you're the most comforatble with.

There is nothing wrong with be cautious or conservative.

Before you know it, you'll be back running full time (yay!)!!!

Chief Wahoo said...

I like the run walk combo. If you are like me, you need to have the plan in place before you start running. If it's one minute running 3 minutes walking then repeat eight times stick to it even if you feel okay. I always find myself pushing and that leads to injury.

CewTwo said...

Please take it easy and 'listen' to your body. You'll know what you need to do.

I have been blessed so far with my running and really cannot offer you any objective advice.

All of us care for you and want you to acheive your goal of running again. It must be a yearning so deep you can physically taste it. Take it easy, though.

I run my first 10K tomorrow (and it may be my first run in the rain). I am so nervous!

MarathonChris said...

Like they all said....

Walk run is a good way to work yourself back into things. I also agree that having a plan and sticking to it is a good way to make sure you don't jump in too far too soon.

IrishBlue said...

I agree with Maddy. You know your own body best, so do what feels right.

Susan K. said...

I myself am all about the run/walk combo!!

I know you must be *so* ready to run...I'm with everyone else--listen to your body, and there's nothing wrong w/being cautious.

How exciting to be moving so soon--what an adventure you & Chasen will have!

Jade Lady said...

I wasn't a fan of walking until my surgery on my shoulder in feb. Even though I can run now, I now seem to enjoy intermittent walking with running and now incorporate it into my routine - go figure...

Do what you feel works for you - i.e., go with your gut feeling on it.

ShirleyPerly said...

If you don't feel you're up to running yet, nothing wrong with continuing to walk for a while longer. And when you're ready, starting out with a run/walk thing sounds smart to me. Maybe think of it as a walk/run thing instead, with more walking than running initially, if that seems too much. To me, it's silly to rush back into running after being so patient ...