Yesterday I ran for the first time in a month, almost to the day. I waited a little longer than I had wanted but didn't want to risk re-injuring my ankle. It was such a great run!! It was a beautiful day - one of those not too hot not too cold days (perfect for working out)- and I couldn't wait to get out there and run. When I first started out my foot felt a little sore but after my warm up it didn't hurt much at all. I ran on pavement because I didn't want to risk tripping over any roots or rocks, just a nice even path. I was really surprised at how good I felt, after a month of almost no exercise I was afraid I would be back at square one. I ran two miles (and only walked .20 of that) at about a 15 min pace- a little slow (and I felt like I could go a little faster) but I didn't want to overdue anything- and my lungs and legs held up great. I am so excited - I'm back :)!!!
I have put P90X on hold for now. I was all gung ho to get started but decided that I wanted to wait a couple of weeks. I want to build my cardio back up and even though I technically passed all the minimum tests I think I need to build myself up a little bit more. I don't want to start, not be able to keep up, and then quit after day one. Also, I have a 5 mile race coming up June 12th and this year I really want to train to run the entire thing (with very minimal walking) and get a PR- if I start P90X now I envision being very, very, very sore and maybe slacking on the running a little bit. So, my goal is to start it on the 14th of June :).
Hope everyone had a great weekend and here's to a great week :)!