Making a Running Come Back

My road to recovery from my stress fractures seems never ending – mostly because it takes time and patience, two things that I don’t have a lot of! Hopefully by mapping out the specifics of every workout, every day, I can get back into the swing of things.  It’s going to be slow going at the beginning but if I’m going to do something, I might as well do it right. Without further ado, here is my:

January Work Out Schedule 

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Don’t judge me. I already feel stupid having to only begin by alternating 2 minutes of running with 3 minutes of walking when 8 miles used to be a typical run for me. I think as runners we feel as if we have failed if we have to walk because we focus so hard to go farther, faster, and longer. Plus, I hate washing my hair so if I’m going to workout and get sweaty, I better REALLY be feeling the burn. But the sports med doc (aka my sister) says to stop complaining about my hair because this is going to be the best way to help strengthen my bones….I hate it when my big sis is right (she always is.)

My workout schedule says that I’m going to be doing “Insane Abs” which is part of the Insanity workout program. I used this whole program when I was training for my second marathon and I felt like the plyometrics used in the videos really helped boost my speed.  I might do some of the other workouts from this program on saturdays.

Or maybe instead of all this workout planning, I’ll just run after a busy toddler who got this bike-thingy for Christmas and is really, extra excited about it.

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I also need to start thinking about a half marathon to tackle in the fall!

What races are you running in 2014? 

Do you have an amazing fitness routine that I need to know about?