Well, I’m back running and it feels great! I’m still working on my strength and flexibility so I can get to 100 percent, but I’m doing so much better and am almost finished with my physical therapy as well. Now that I’m back training, I’m going to make “Footprints” a regular Monday feature on the blog recapping my training week, and letting you know what I’ve been up to and what roads (or treadmills) I’ve left my footprints on each week. For the next month I’ll be in a base phase building my fitness level before I start an official training plan in February to prep for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon.
Last week I tallied 17 miles and mixed in some cross training as well. Here’s the breakdown:
Monday: 4 miles at the Fairfax Four Miler. This was such a great New Year’s Eve race and a fun way to start off the night’s festivities.
Tuesday: 3 miles easy through Arlington with a finish near the Iwo Jima Memorial – I love this city!
Wednesday: I hit the gym for 45 minutes on the elliptical.
Thursday: 4 miles easy – Today’s run took me from D.C. to Arlington with a run home from work.
Friday: Today was a bit scattered. I got about a mile in on the treadmill at physical therapy, followed by 2 easy miles on the treadmill at my office gym later that afternoon and 35 minutes on the elliptical.
Saturday: 3 miles easy through Arlington
Sunday: I hit the gym again for an hour on the elliptical. Luckily I had NFL playoffs on the TVs to keep me entertained.
Feels good to be back! Credit for naming the Footprints feature goes to my creative director Ian Gallagher.