Catch-up

Well, it’s been a couple of weeks and there hasn’t been much running going on over here. My PT and I figured out that I had strained my adductor and not my quad like we had first thought, but the recovery is the same – strengthen my hips and glutes and wait for the muscle to calm down enough to start a run-walk return to running programme, which I started today (yay!). It was not pretty but I want to run again so badly.

So in the meantime I’ve been doing what any normal injured runner would do.

Go crazy at the local running store and at runningwarehouse.com. So much pretty.

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Adidas Boost, Nike Free RN Distance and Brooks PureCadence 5. All on sale and a mix of heel drops, feel and rigidity. I’m excited to try them all out – and now I can’t buy another pair til at least the fall.

Also, I”m finally a convert to hot yoga. After some pretty unpleasant experiences at Bikram yoga I decided to try out Corepower – mostly because it’s just over a mile from my house and you can get a free week to try as many classes as you can. The first class I tried was their unheated intro class and afterwards I remembered how much I loved yoga. Then I tried my first heated class – I think it’s between 92-95F – and thought I was going to melt into one giant puddle and get carried out in my water bottle. My heart rate was crazy high – in Z3 for the entire hour and I did not like it at all.

But I had another four days to try out classes (for free! and free things are my favorite and a hangover from my poor grad student days) and decided to try again. And the second and third time was so much better. I even got the hang of side crow and half moon pose. So, I am officially signed up. It’s quite a bit different from the yoga I did before – not as much emphasis on correct alignment, more workout-y and with music but it’s a fun workout and a great way to work on those stabilizing muscles.

The other thing is hiking with Sophie which is always fun.

Our local dog park has a cool creek where your mutt can go crazy.

Then some hikes along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail on a super sunny but windy day.

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And just to show that we still have snow in the mountains. This was in Neffs Canyon – another off leash area that finishes in a beautiful meadow. The snow was pretty slushy and I did fall on my butt a couple of times on the way down.

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And this is what happens after a hard days hiking.

I also was able to get free downloads from the Salt Lake half marathon. Not the greatest photos and the only two I could find uploaded. 3 weeks ago – and the last time I was able to run properly but hoping that will change soon.

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7 thoughts on “Catch-up

  1. charissarunning says:

    Ugh so sorry you’re still dealing with the whole injury cycle. I hope you are able to get really strong this time. It’s great that you’re finding other activities too – the hardest part will be keeping up with those once you start running again too. I’m actually trying to find another deal for yoga near me because I feel like when I did yoga all the time, I wasn’t as sore and tight as I am these days. Yoga is amazing for the body – glad you are liking the one you’re going to now ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Sorry to hear that things are still wonky with your leg, but glad you’ve at least got an accurate diagnosis and a plan. I think that’s half the battle. I recently rekindled my love affair with yoga, too, and I’m excited to see what it does for me running ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I really love Core Power Yoga. I too first tried Bikram, and after a few tries I decided that I didn’t like it. I don’t enjoy the same class every time. CPY is a mix of Vinyasa, which I love. I also love the cardio class they do where they combine yoga, cardio and weights. Once you are healed up, definitely give it a try. When I am injured and can’t run, I love hot yoga because I feel like I actually get a sweat.

  4. Boo for injuries!! I have to keep reminding myself to work my hips and glutes!

    I love hot yoga but it’s an added cost at my gym (that’s already expensive). I so wish I could afford it, lol!!

    Love the shoes!! Shopping while injured is what helped keep me going ,lol!

  5. so sorry to hear about the non-running and hope PT and recovery are effective and quick. love the new sneaks! new running gear always makes me feel better too. ๐Ÿ™‚ i’m so not into yoga – i can count on one hand how many times i’ve gone in my life, as it just bores me! – and i’ve never tried hot yoga, and would probably die and melt. such nice hiking pix! i need to see SLC!

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