This being a new week, and having seen some slight but additional improvements to my healing injury as I have been pretty much each week for over a month now. This particular week I am excited to bump up the mileage a little bit more and see how the tendon handles it.
To help keep the surface a bit softer and avoid cracks and surface shifts that my ankle might not be ready for, I am still running on a track.
But I am hoping to slowly and gradually break away from that little by little and get back on the roads again in the coming weeks.
However, this weeks I will just concentrate on increasing the mileage. So far I haven't run further than 2 1/2 miles during this injury recovery process.
Coming from being a distance runner who prior to this injury ran 40-60 miles depending on the week. Let me just say, this has been quite hard! However, if I didn't do this, likely I could be suffering from this injury for years or damage myself for life. So sometimes sacrifices have to be made...
This week, I plan to hit the 3 mile marker and if things go well possibly even 4. But I am going to play it day by day and judge what do do based on the pain levels... The only unfortunate thing is, this week is a very heavy work week for me where I will be putting in close to 60 hours. And 37 of those will be on my job that created this injury in the first place. The other part will be weddings.
So I am hopeful but at the same time, we'll see how things go!
Anyhow, that is a quick update on what is going on. Now that I have things back on track and my schedule a bit better, I plan on starting up Motivational Monday Blog Link-Up again next week and I hope to start up Runners Spotlights again this week.
Additionally, I am beginning a new weekly series on Tuesdays - Travel Tuesdays which will start tomorrow. I'm excited about working on this new weekly series as it will be fun for me in many ways:)
The pictures above were all taken in the Utah Wasatch Mountains while I was on my short camping trip:)