Today's on the run, and this post will be about me checking in since I haven't run a challenge race and have no tips.
It's time to check in because so far, June has been a good month *knock on wood*. I have done a 5k on the treadmill twice, with smaller runs in between. I don't want to plan too far ahead, so I'm taking things a week at a time. If I do a 5k, then the next week is more a recovery week with more foam rolling, stretching and yes, rest. I'm still trying to figure out what is a good active rest week.
I don't want to think it was a simple switch of shoes, but maybe it was. I put my anger aside and went back to Asics after reading good reviews of the GT 2000s. My biomechanics obviously like Asics and as long as Asics doesn't change the model (again), my body will be happy.
Is it more strength training? Yes, I am slowly pulling away from physical therapy but I'm adding in more strength training, including Pure Barre. When both my chiropractor and PT said Pure Barre is great, I knew I had to keep at it. It's the only workout I've found, so far, that focuses on my weaknesses and forces me to strengthen them. Where was PB when I was in high school? These weaknesses go all the way back then.
All I do know is things seem to be working (again, I'm superstitious). It feels goods, and I hope I can continue the good luck throughout the summer.
Tuesdays on the Run with April, Patty, and Erika.