No Injuries Heading into Kickball Playoffs
Staying away from running for the last week seems to have healed my leg.
My kickball team won its last regular season game last night in a dominating fashion 14-6. I felt 100% for the first time this season (it’s a 3-game season) as I was able to knock the ball wherever I wanted to on the field (I’m one of those guys) without any pain. I could kick and run with ease.
It felt good.
I didn’t enjoy taking the last week off from strenuous cardio, especially as I train for the George half-marathon, but a one week hiatus was a lot better alternative to several weeks of running in pain or not at 100%. I plan on taking another few days off of running just to be safe (today, Friday, and the weekend) and hit the treadmill hard Monday morning.
As my wife said on our way home from my kickball game, running a half-marathon is no joke. Sure, I could run or pace myself as long as I possibly can and then walk or walk/jog the rest of the 13.1 miles, but that shouldn’t be my goal. My only true goal is to finish, of course, especially as it’s my first half-marathon, but I want to do the best that I possibly can do.
Much like weight loss life, the work I do today will pay off tomorrow.
Two weeks from now we have kickball playoffs. Four months from now, I’ll be running 13.1 miles through downtown Atlanta with my buddy Steve. Even if you don’t run with me, will you train with the same (or more!) intensity?
Tell me what you’ll do to challenge yourself the next few months.