I’m going to give you a big double-header here to try and get you caught up with our trip. Yes it’s my fault that I’m behind and yes I’ve been slacking on my blog as a whole lately… but I’m going to be much better soon!
Since suffering my first real running injury (IT band syndrome) this past January, I have been extremely frustrated and unable to run any meaningful distances. I’m currently a big question mark for the Ottawa Half Marathon in May, which completely breaks my heart.
After weeks of mediocre progress, my brother finally suggested that I go see a physiotherapist that he had had a good experience with. Francine Eastwood (BScPT, Cert. ART provider) works out of the Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre (PSI) at Scotiabank Place. Here they offer an in depth Runner’s Clinic that makes use of “state of the art video analysis” to monitor your running form.
So as you might have guessed from my whining this week, I’ve been struggling with a sickness that has made me feel like a zombie since Tremblant. I was finally beginning to feel better yesterday so I made myself a “return to exercise” workout of the day.
The focus of this WOD was to use easy weights and to go through the motions – nothing too strenuous – before going back to normal activity. It’s nothing crazy but after almost five days of inactivity I was a bit [gasp] sore the next day.