Cross Training My New BFFPosted: October 21, 2011
I had my second physio appointment this morning. I came out of my session utterly and completely frustrated. Running is my life it’s what helps me de-stress and is my ‘me time’. After a week of only cross training and cutting back on the load I am eager to get back into running. But that’s not happening anytime soon. 4-6 weeks was the time frame I was given until my injury will completely heal. The physio is going to try and get me up a running again hopefully in a week or 2 depending on how I go till next Tuesday’s appointment.
So obviously I’m concerned about losing my fitness! Starting this weekend I have been given the all clear to ramp up my cross training. So at least I’ll be maintaining fitness without putting any strain on my injured foot.
To try and keep my spirits up I’m taking this as an opportunity to explore and enjoy other activities 🙂
Here’s a little rundown on some of the Cross Training ill be doing.
- Water Running
- Stationary Bike
- Light Weights
Hopefully by taking this conservative approach will speed up the recovery process.
Not going to lie today put me in a bad mood all day. Being sidelined from running is disappointing and upsetting. I most likely won’t be competing next month either. The physio has told me not to lose hope completely and that I may still be able to make the upcoming races on the 6th & 13th November. But at this point I’m not so hopeful…I don’t think my times will be up to scratch.
I am trying very hard to think optimistically but right now that is a challenge.
If You Have Been Injured or Currently Injured What Type Of Cross Training Did You Do?
Give Me Some Tips To Stay Sane!