Sunday, August 5, 2007

Injury Update

Lately when I would wake up my heel would give me a good start when I got up. Then after about 10 minutes of stretching I was fine. But it didn't affect my running at all. I did my paces without difficulty. These last few days off from running I have noticed a marked improvement on the morning pain. So that is good news. But I don't want to rush anything. I really want to run the Philadelphia Distance Run and if I rest now the chances are good that I will make the run. But if I push things now, I may not.

However, as part of my goals are weight loss, I have been diligent in exercise.

Fri: 40 pushups, 100 crunches, 50 side crunches, 50 leg raises, 50 squats, 25 techniques 8 times each, 200 punches, 200 kicks

Sat: 45 pushups, 100 crunches, 50 side crunches, 50 leg raises, 50 lunges, 30 techniques 5 x each. Then later in the day I went to a class where we worked on bag drills, stick fighting drills, kata (traditional set of moves set one after another to create a type of dance of sorts), and techniques worked on each other.

Overall it has been a good couple of days and I am keeping on track with my weight even if I am not running. I would rather be running but I have to rest. I will try to make it back for my birthday on the 12th.


Amy said...

I have been putting off strength training and I know its time to start. Seeing your stats, I vow to start tomorrow.

Robert said...

I've heard that using your legs in any fashion will burn the most calories (using your largest muscles). Have you thought about switching to a bicycle when your running pain flairs up? It's great cross training, and uses different muscles. Just a thought. Good going so far though!

Rob said...

To be truthful, other folks have mentioned biking but I don't really enjoy biking. I think I might swim instead if things linger on for a while.