Why do I post my runs/workouts to Twitter/Facebook?
Contrary to popular belief, it's not because I'm bragging. It's actually because I see it as a way of being somewhat accountable to all you people who are my friends and followers. That sounded really snobbish, followers, but Twitter has followers instead of friends, and I have like 21 so . . .yeah . . . Anyway, I kind of hope that if I fall off the work out wagon, one of you awesome people will tell me to get off my butt and get it together. ;)
How's the ankle?
I pulled a ligament in my ankle a little over a month ago. I took about three weeks off of running, and stuck with the elliptical (which is insanely boring). I also had to wear running shoes everyday all day. I'm still supposed to be wearing them, but I bought these shoes from Aerosoles.
They're super comfy and supportive, and my ankle feels 100% better so I've been cheating a little here and there. Not to mention the fact, that I had to jump through flaming hoops to be able to wear running shoes to work. I also learned from our P.E. coach that I've been tying my shoes wrong since I was three. She showed me how to tie them properly, and it's made a huge difference. So to make a short story long, the ankle's better, and I've been back at running for about a week and a half.
How did you ease back into running? And how much are you running now?
I started by doing most of my workout on the elliptical and then running a mile to a mile and a half on the treadmill. After a few days, I pushed it up to two miles. And at the end of the first week I ran three miles outside. Last night I ran four miles outside, but I'm trying very hard to break up my workouts and give myself time to rest. So if I do a hard workout like last night, I'll either take a rest day or do something easy like the treadmill or elliptical. That's what's hardest for me. I prefer running outside to any other workout so this is definitely a struggle for me.
Do I listen to music while I'm running?
I listen to my ipod on my phone while I run. When I run on the treadmill, I also read my Kindle. It took a while to get used to it, but now I can run and read
And now I think I've tortured y'all enough for one day. Have a great long weekend everyone.