Ah yes...let the games begin, my friends. The running season is officially starting for me this weekend and there's no turning back now! I'm going to start training for the Oak Bay Half Marathon which is in May...and hoping hoping hoping to break the two hour barrier that's been eluding me. Three and a half months to train...and unfortunately Hubs has been having issues with his back so we missed some of our runs in January, plus of course being on holidays has delayed the running schedule a bit. Oh well! It's not like I've been totally sedentary...we've still been keeping up with our workouts at home so I think this weekend we'll start with a nice 10K run and then start the progression of runs. I'm kinda excited to get back into the running groove again...but I won't lie, the thought of all the long hours running on Saturday mornings in the heat of the summer isn't really turning my crank....but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do, right? I'm also heading back to bootcamp, as traffic in the mornings seems to have eased up...so excited to see everyone anyone, and hang out with one of my fave girlfriends D.
So to start off the running season, instead of doing what I did last year and wait until I get injured, I'm going to be more proactive in making sure I stay injury free. As I posted here, I had a gait analysis done in December to really narrow down what the issues are. I sent this to my physio, so we could work on doing exercises to strengthen my muscles and hopefully stop this right foot thing from happening. I went to see her today, and found out that I have the same issue as Hubs...Weak Ass Syndrome. Ha! We have really strong hamstrings and quads, but really weak glutes as our leg muscles tend to take over and do all the work...plus I have really weak external rotators too, so she gave me a few exercises to strengthen my muscles and work on stabilizing my core so I'm not so floppy and all over the place. I swear, I will run this marathon this year and finish it!