Sunday, March 9, 2014

"init 6" my running

I know, I know, I am a bad blogger. August 26, 2012 was my last blog and I promised all kind of things to blog about but somehow I didn't.

So what happened since August 26, 2012? I ran the Dam-tot-Dam loop (16.2km) and I finished it within 1 hour and 45 minutes. After that, it all went pear-shaped. Today, exactly 1 year ago, I had to stop running due to 2 injuries: Meralgia Paraesthetica on my left hip and an overstretched knee ligament on the upper inside of my right knee. The MP was probably caused by my participation of the Dam-tot-Dam loop and the injury to the knee was probably caused by a combination of Aikido and running. So, I had to stop running and I quit Aikido.

This week my wife and daughter started running so I decided to give it another try as well. Sarah, my daughter, found the Start to Run podcast from the Belgium "Radio Een" station so all 3 of us started of with those schedules. However, I decided to revert back to the Podrunner Interval "First day to 5K" mixes.

Last year, while skiing, I tried the PSB Patell Brace which helped me tremendously. Now I use them for running too and I experience no knee problems what so ever!

In short, I did an "init 6" (UNIX/Linux people know that as a reboot) of my running and I'll see where it goes from here. No goals have been set and there are no runs I am targeting (yet) but I just want to get back to running. Hopefully I'll be back at 10k in about 3-4 months but there is no pressure.

Also, I will do my best to write a blog at least once a week :D

'till the next blog.

Greetinx
Johan