This last week seemed to fly by. I’m cleared to run again, and most importantly, my knee is MUCH healthier. It feels great to be able to run again. I am still alternating running days with some other kind of cross training. It may seem like a lot of “cardio” type exercising, but it is a means to an end to keep my cardiovascular fitness up while still letting my knees and legs make a slow come back to running at high mileage.
Workouts this week:
- Monday: 35 mins step mill, 25 mins bike, legs
- Tuesday: 6 miles @ 7:55, back & abs
- Wednesday: 40 mins step mill, 2 mles @ 8:38, glutes
- Thursday: 10 miles @ 8:01
- Friday: 45 mins step mill, chest/shoulders & biceps/triceps
- Saturday: rest day
- Sunday: 4 miles @ 7:35
One of the biggest things I’ve learned about coming back from an injury is to not be afraid to run your normal pace. In my experience, if I think I am going to run a lot slower to ease myself back into it, I end up compromising my form.
I kept my nutrition the same this week at 135P/215C/53F, with two lower carb days at 140P/150C/58F. It is tough to eat that much protein and fat without a carb vehicle ha! I am liking eggs and avocado for dinner on those days.
Beltsander brownies are also a favorite. I will be sure to do a recipe post on them soon. You can also search #beltsanderbrownie on Instagram for tons of recipe variations. I used Quest peanut butter protein to make a “blondie” version.
My boyfriend and I flew to Portland on Friday night for a quick visit. It was great to see friends from college and have him there. We did the brunch thing, had blue star donuts, and Por Que No tacos.
I hope you all had an amazing week!