I’ve been trying to get back into a healthier running plan. I used to only run and never followed through with the strength training, fueling, icing or stretches required. It got so bad that I had runner’s knee, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, and a bone spur.
Dealing with runners knee, achilles tendonitis, shin splints and a bone spur on my heel has really put a damper on my running goals, but I refuse to quit because it’s something I really enjoy doing and I love the way it makes me feel. I’ve been taking my doctors advice and taking all the precautions and doing the at home remedies to help and it’s paying off. I’ve learned not to rush my goals, to listen to my body and take breaks. Today I ran three nine minutes miles without an ounce of pain. I never thought I’d be able to do that again. Now, I’m chugging water and icing my muscles in the pool! Tomorrow is a strength day with my trainer and Thursday is rest/yoga day!
It’s also important of fuel before workout, but you should find what works best for you. Every body is different and not everyone handles food the same, so figure out what food digest the best before your runs! Today, I had eggs, bacon, 1 whole grain Van’s waffle, non fat yogurt and fresh fruit.
I usually wait about 3o minutes before working out after eating.