I have not been running for almost a month now! My last run was on July, 19th. Almost a month of not running! @.@
The reason? I managed to aggravate an already existing pain in my left foot after a mere 10K easy run. Ah well...
Took a total rest (meaning no workout whatsoever) the week after that. Cycled the week before Raya week. Indoors only though. I don't have a road bike or an MTB. Zaini doesn't trust me with his Hummer. LOL
I only do this if/when I have to. I rather be outdoors but when even walking hurts a whole lot, I gotta do what I gotta do to still keep active.
The butt has somehow harden up so it can now cope with sitting on the hard seat for more than 30minutes! I have yet used it for more than one hour though.
Been doing a whole lot of walking too, in place of running.
Raya week's indoor cycling + walking mileage. To get this mileage, I walked twice a day on weekends; 5 to 6K in the morning and 5 to 7K in the evening. Cycling mileage was a mere 12K for one session.
I didn't want my walk to be too easy. I can't walk fast... I have to go slow as a fast walk is painful. Imagine... I am walking at a 15min pace! Took me a freaking 1.5hour to complete 6K! o.O
But I can climb hills, so I did hill repeats a few times last week. 6sets on Friday. 8sets on Saturday. 10sets on Sunday. Did them with hubby yesterday too. Wanted to do 10 sets of the 200m hill climb, scoff at hubby for wanting to do 6 but then settled for 5 sets instead. We'll do more tomorrow, yeah? ^^
In the evening, did this route with the family. It's right at the back of our backyard. Son sure loves doing this. He went swimming too but Mommy doesn't. Mommy doesn't like the pool much. Mommy is kambing! LOL
This, our walking route on Sunday evening. I already walked 7K in the morning. Cycled 12K too (because I was bored. ahaha) but I jumped at the chance of adding more mileage.We walked from Taman Wawasan (look out for Buah Sentol/Setoi post soon!) to Taman Warisan Pertanian, past Sri Satria; the official residence of Malaysia Deputy Prime Minister to Masjid Putra and back to Taman Wawasan. It was a 5K walk, we stop and look at fruits, flowers, leaves and bugs and it took us 1hr 38minutes. Raimie had a lot of fun so who cares if we walk too slow?
In a sense, my injury forces me to stop running but it also makes me enjoy more time with the family. I still get to go outdoors again but at a much slower pace. I get to stop and smell the roses, so to say. For that, I am thankful.
I still have to rest 3 more weeks. If all is till not OK, an MRI scan needs to be done because my X-ray results showed no stress fracture. Let's hope for the best, yeah.
I won't be running New Balance Half Marathon this week. Sold off my bib. Won't be running River Jungle Marathon too.
But guess who is training for a marathon?