Sunday, October 5, 2008

Hanging in there

For those of you who haven't given up on me or this blog, thanks. I am hoping to slowly resume a little running this week, on top of doing more walking. This has been a pretty long layoff for me - 4+ months with essentially no running except for short tests to see how the Achilles was doing. Until late September, it was not ready. Now, perhaps it is.

My hope now is to steadily rebuild the fitness I've lost. It's going to be slow going, as I could not do all of the cross training I would have liked to, and I also did not do perhaps all that I could have, even given my injury limitations. It's funny how your world shrinks sometimes, and you feel that even walking a few blocks is too much because it's uphill. I felt sort of closed in after the move from Florida because I was suddenly in hillier terrain, and I did not want to strain my Achilles further on the hills, even though I wanted to build my strength up. It's been frustrating.

I'm still doing some pushups but not as consistently lately. If I can regain some consistency I can resume my quest for 50 straight.


Andrew is getting fit said...

Take it easy with your build up. You don't want to strain that Achilles again.

Welcome back btw!

Jeff said...

Thanks Andrew! I'll try not to overdo it.

Ellie Hamilton said...

Hey there, Jeff, I can sure relate!! Everything you said, your limited distance, loss of fitness, feeling confined.... yup, yup, and yup. Guess this was the summer for Achilles tendonitis!

50 consecutive, eh? Let's hit it! I can usually only manage 35 but a couple weeks ago eeked out 46.

Jeff said...

Ellie, 46 is great! I have some work to do to get up there myself. I'm planning to do 1-2 weeks of good training and trying another test.

Anne said...

Glad to see you're back in action.