Core StabilityPosted: November 9, 2011
I’m now well into week 4 since being injured! I had my first attempt of an 8k run on cement Monday morning. I cut my run short and stopped after 5k’s. The pain in my left heel became progressively worse throughout the run. I found myself having to shorten my strides and started to favor my right side more. So for my second 8k run which was this morning I ran it on grass at the park. I also contacted my physio today and he advised me to continue building up my mileage on grass. No sprints, no hill training till the strained ligament is completely healed though!
Everyday for the last 4 weeks I’ve been working on my Core Stability. Since I can’t do all the runs I want and my normal workouts I figured I would turn my attention to something I tend to overlook. Every morning I manage to squeeze in a quick core workout. I’m actually quite happy with myself in switching up my workouts and trying not to stress too much about not being able to run a whole lot. It’s amazing what a month can do! Their is definitely a notable difference since increasing my core stability workouts. My muscles in my trunk have become much more stronger. The benefits of a stronger trunk means my spine and body are more stable. Which means better balance when I move 🙂
- You learn how to use your Inner Muscles before you start to move (tightening your stomach muscles before lifting)
- Improved Posture
- Less chance of Injury
- Decrease/Prevention of Lower Back Pain
Apple Cinnamon & Sultana Oatmeal
Snack Plate: Orange & Cucumber slices, Sesame Snaps, Laughing Cow Cheese
Sauteed & Steamed Veggies
50g Instant Oats, scoop Chai Seeds, scoop Vanilla Protein powder, 1 cup Frozen Berries, 1/2 cup Water
Broccoli, Tomato slices & Cottage Cheese on a Wrap
Have A Lovely Wednesday!
‘Either you run the day or the day runs you’
– Jim Rohn