So, I once again find myself on the injured reserve list. While this is not where I want to be, considering our warmer than normal December weather, it is a fact. I
Cross-training isn't bad. Not at all. If you enjoy running in the pool with an aqua-jogger so that you don't sink, it's great! There is nothing like running laps and sweating in a pool full of water, ha ha! I have also been able to ride my bike on FLAT terrain. Let's review, I live in the MOUNTAINS of North Carolina; flat does not exist where I live. So this translates into riding the trainer. I am lucky in that I can drive an hour North to the Virginia Creeper Trail and do a 35 mile stretch as time permits.
My trainer did allow me to run 2 miles this past week to see how my heel did. That run was pretty close to heaven after 3 weeks off even if it was on pavement! My heel puffed up I was bummed. Next day trainer was happy...happy? Really? Yes, there was no pain associated with the puffiness. She sees that as a victory. So...YIPPEE! I can run again on Monday, 2 miles and then again on Thursday. The goal is to go 2 runs with no puffiness and then add 1/2 mile.
Long story short, I will continue with the cross-training adding my 2 mile runs in a couple of days a week. I have a feeling Monday's and Thursday's will become my favorite days of the week!