Seriously, what made me think that changing my running style would be a good thing? I ran for years and had zero issues with my feet. Sure, I had my fair share of ankle issues (thanks to breaking my ankle as a teenager) and knee issues (thanks to being old and fat) and achilles issues (thanks to tossing and turning in my sleep) but my feet were really never a problem. Then I decide to change one thing, just try it out, and my feet seem like they will permanently be damaged.
In reality, I think it is because of the timing that this is all worse. Prior to my shoulder surgery, I could have easily just spent time lifting and doing various HIIT with weights to let my feet get a good amount of rest without just doing nothing. But now – unless I want to only exercise half of my body – I don’t have that option. I can’t NOT exercise, and I can’t fully exercise due to both of these problems.
So Wednesday’s workout was on the elliptical again. It is a really boring machine in my opinion but it seems to work fairly well as long as you don’t just set it to level one and move like you’re on a Sunday stroll. I did the Hill Climb mode which had a lot of higher step type of movement and tried to keep it at a higher speed the entire hour. Half the time was peddling backwards which is a whole different ballgame.
Other than that, I got plenty of steps in, ate some leftover food from my birthday dinner, got a lot done at work and watched the semi-finals of AGT with my wife (yes, I am a nerd, whatever).
Thursday I plan on doing some different lifts but I may not be able to do a lot. The doctor says I shouldn’t, and I ALWAYS* do what the doctor says.
NOTES FOR THE DAY:
|Elliptical||“Hill Climb” mode||5.5 miles @ 1:05:00|
|Eating/Tracking||Nice and perfect|
|250+ Steps Per Hour||13 out of 14|