June 2011 Update Post Surgery Training Starts!
Friday, June 24, 2011
It's almost the end of the month... I have gained 1 lb this month instead of lose 5 like I wanted... but I have gotten back to working out and I am loving it! I was a little afraid that after 8 months off running that I wouldn't like it, I started questioning if I actually enjoyed running, or if I was faking it that whole time... this week all those questions dissapeared and I proved to myself that I do indeed love it.
Even getting back on the bike proved to be more exciting then I expected. I'm enjoying pushing myself with my forerunner watch, and have less anxiety on the bike then I can remember for a long time. I think knowing that the bike portion of the tri is going to be on the same road as last year has really made me focus more on training harder for that. Last year my thoughts were "anyone can ride a bike"... this year it's totally different!
I went to yoga lastnight for the first time since Jan... yoga is what aggervated my foot to the point that I knew something had to be wrong, it's what sent me to the foot specialist in the first place. I have always enjoyed yoga, the kind of yoga I like is a full body workout, full of sweat and plenty of stretching of tight muscles. My yoga teacher is a runner like me (I think you would call me a runner now right... I struggle with that because I'm still so new to it...) but since she's also a runner I think she's the perfect match for me. She knows my struggles with running, she is truely excited to hear how my running is doing, and with seeing me back we talked about my injury and she offered alot of advice and support to get back to running, and do better in yoga.
The bone that was removed is one that really helps with balance, and during the balance part of the class I couldnt' do anything with my left foot... I was so frustrated. She told me it'll take time for my body to adjust, it's known how to balance for 27 years one way and now one of those key bones is gone, it's going to take a little time to figure out. Love her! She also teaches a pilates class Wed mornings... I'm going to go next week and decide if it's something I want to add to my training, she thought it would be really good for strength training since I'm having a hard time with squats and lunges...
Next week I add swimming into the mix too... super nervous about that. But if it comes back to me like the biking and running did, knowing I still have 10 weeks to train on it makes me feel very confident that it'll be fine. Still nervous though, but I am sure it'll work out. After I judge how I do in the pool next week, I'll be registering for the Tri... Josh registered already, I dont know how I feel about that... I'm happy he wants to do something for himself, but a little upset that he's taking my dream. He has unlimited energy, and likely wont train for it at all and will still beat my time, while I will train my heart out for 11 weeks... I'm trying to be supportive but it's hard. He wanted to have our fan club get tshirts made with a saying, and was trying to come up with a team name, but I told him I didn't want that. I dont want to be on a team that I know I'll come in last for... it's a frustrating thing. I think I hurt his feelings but I had to be honest.
I am down 5lbs, so that is good, my May goal was to lose 15lbs in 3 months and that might not be possible. Like before my goals are shifting from weightloss to performance. If I dont lose any weight I'll *try* to be fine with that, I just hope I dont gaine anymore... but the thing I love about performance goals is they are easy to meet, and never ending. I can shoot for faster times, or longer distances... and at the level of training that I am doing it'll be years before I get to the point that I cant go faster or further, so I should be good for a long time!!
There is my update!!! Happy Training!