Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Couch 2 5k Workout 1

The last time I ran in the mud, my day ended looking like this:

Today,  I left with a lot less mud, and the ability to still walk, so overall I'd consider it a win.

For some time now, my ankle hasn't felt any worse or any better.  I waited and waited and waited to start running again.  I kept thinking that maybe next week it'll stop aching and then I can start again.  I kept avoiding starting because I was afraid that I'd then go see a doctor who would tell me to stop again.  Yet after I went to the doctors, he made it seem that it wouldn't do any additional harm to begin resuming normal life.  

So for whatever reason, I decided that today would be the day.  I pulled out my Nike+ watch and headed out to the park. I preset the internals on my watch for 1 minute run and 90 second walk.  Which is also the first workout as apart of cool runnings Couch 2 5k program.  It seemed to make sense to start from the beginning to avoid overuse, injury, and frustration   I have no races in the horizon, just the goal getting my endurance back up and my pace back down.

Overall, I am pleased with today's run/walk ( I haven't counted it towards my annual running goals because I walked more than I ran, when I run more than I walk I'll be able to justify counting them) But today I did 2.2 miles in 30 minutes.  

After rereading my post from July when I had tried to start running again the first time, I can see that there have been improvements since then.  Running didn't seem forced or unnatural this time.  (Although I did force myself to run through puddles and small streams rather than jumping over them, which is what caused this whole mess to begin with)

I am still planning on meeting with a Podiatrist and maybe some physical therapy but hopefully be able to continue to do some run/walking along the way.


  1. I'm glad you are getting back into the running world. You are happier there. :)

  2. Hooray, glad you are back running again!