Leah Moves

When you don't know what to do, just move.

Half marathon aspirations March 5, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — leahmoves @ 3:09 am

My knee has been acting up lately, so I’ve been seeing a physical therapist and backing off on the activities that irritate it. The PT hasn’t really given me a timeline as to when I can resume my normal physical activities, but I decided today to give running a try. I lasted about 8 seconds before I has to quit.

I’m just really frustrated that my knee doesn’t seem to be getting any better. So I’m going to keep working on it until it gets better. I think it will definitely interfere with my race calendar, but there isn’t anything I can do about that. So I am going to do what I need to do now in order to do what I want to do later.

And here’s what I want to do later:

A Warrior Dash and the Iron Horse Half Marathon!

The Warrior Dash is on June 23rd and the half is on October 14th. I’ve got various races planned for the year, so I’m certain that as soon as my knee heals up, I’ll be able to get back on track with C25K and will be running in no time. My other priority at this time is to gain strength. There are obstacles involved with the Warrior Dash and I want to make sure that I am strong enough to complete the obstacles.

I’m also trying to lose weight. This isn’t a new goal, as I’ve been trying to lose weight for pretty much all of my life, but I’m actually making really progress this time. I think I’ve hit a small plateau though, and it’s really frustrating. I’ve been tracking using MyFitnessPal very consistently, and I’ve been making a conscious effort to eat better and make better choices.

Also coming in the near future (next Saturday!) is swimming lessons! I can swim a little, but I do not swim efficiently or gracefully and I waste a lot of energy when I try to swim. I have hopes of doing a triathlon one day, and I need to be a better swimmer in order to do a tri. I also know that swimming is a good workout and will help me gain strength in my upper body.

That’s it for now. I have a PT appointment tomorrow, so I plan on doing a post on what I’m doing in PT.

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