So you know that running streak I talked about that I was doing. Well 7 days in I had to stop. My hip and knee really started to bother me on the 8th day. I’m really disappointed to stop it because it was something I really wanted to try but I’d rather be injury free.
I’m training for a 10k and will continue to run but gave myself a day off yesterday to see how it felt. I generally work out in some capacity 5-6 times a week but only run usually 3 of those days. I don’t think my body is ready for so many days in a row. Such is life. While I’m disappointed I know if I got injured I’d be angry at myself because I’d have to sit on the sidelines and do nothing for at least a few days.
Since my knee and hip decided the streak wasn’t in my future this time I have decided to make a few more goals for myself this month. I hope to complete all these with the three weeks left in the month.
June 2012 Goals
- Run 4 miles – I want to run this with no walk breaks and feel good afterwards. I did 3.1 last weekend and know I could add another .90 if I push myself and keep trying.
- Do cross training 2-3 times a week – I want to do strength and some other kinds of cardio at least 2-3 times a week to balance out my days running.
- Continue training for my 10k and run at least 3 times per week.
- Eat no meat at least 2 times a week – I have no problem getting my fruit and veggie quota a day but want to eat less meat.
Stay tuned to see if I meet these goals at the end of the month. For the rest of you continuing on the streak. Keep up the good work – I’m cheering you on!
Have a great weekend everyone!