Hey! Sorry it’s been so long. I was really unhappy for my first few weeks in DC, and then my injury happened which made me even more sad. I was on crutches for about a week, and after that even walking too much would irritate my ankle. I tried KT tape for the first time and that actually helped a lot.
The week of the marathon was tough; every hour I waffled in my decision as to whether I could walk the marathon but ultimately decided I shouldn’t. I went to the marathon expo anyway to pick up my packet, do some shopping, and most importantly, see my coach Jeff Galloway! I even had to wait in line to talk to him. I don’t know why but I almost cried when I met him – not from fan-girling but because I was so sad and kind of embarrassed about not being able to do the marathon. Jeff was gracious and supportive as always though.
So now I’m about one month out from the crutches. Last week I started up with:
5 mins warm up
20 mins of 15 secs run / 45 secs walk
5 mins cool down
Even that little bit of running, I could feel towards the end that I was pushing it a little too much and could feel the inflammation flaring up. I took 3 days off, and did it again this week but increased it to 30 mins of the run/walk portion. I feel a tiny but of a flare but it feels much better than last week. I’m so happy that I can finally do a little bit of something, even though it’s not much. I haven’t done any exercising in a month and I feel like I’m turning into that green blobby guy from Flubber.
I also did yoga last week. I haven’t done yoga in forever and it felt really good. Oh, and the fact that it was in a brewery helped a lot, lol. Three Stars Brewing held a yoga class right in the middle of the their tasting room on a Saturday morning, with beer afterwards. How can you say no to that?
I’m settling into my new DC life a bit better now, especially since my dude helped me organize all of my crap, hang things on the walls, and made it feel more like a home. Hopefully you’ll have better updates from now on.