SOOO super excited about last week because I got some good workouts in and also found some new routes around my area. This week I tried to include a bit more incline because I realized my runs did not have much elevation gain. Although it was not a ton of incline it was still a decent increase from my usual runs. Also have some big news that I will talk about at the end. For this weeks runs we hit a solid 30.33km.

  • Tue – 5.47km at a 5.12min/km
  • Thur – 8.67km at a 5.14min/km
  • fri – 4.69km at a 5.08min/km
  • Sat – interval
    • 1.02km – 4.38min/km
    • 1.01km – 4.46min/km
    • 1.02km – 4.37min/km
    • 1.01km – 4.27min/km
    • 1.02km – 4.43min/km
    • 1.02km –
  • Sun – 5.22km at a 5.50min/km

The runs were solid and the hip is feeling much stronger and less painful than it was about 3 months ago. Very happy with the progress I have made and I am just learning to trust the process. The ice baths and the exercises have been extremely helpful. One thing that I did this week that was quite interesting was scraping with the backend of a butter knife. I grab some moisturizer and just went to town on my legs. The area that bruised up the most and the easiest with minimum pressure was my right hip. It blew up like a blueberry and just got a ton of bruises and red spots. It was quite satisfying to see kind of like popping a blackhead I guess. To anyone that does not want to buy specific tools for scraping try out the backend of a butter knife. It was actually recommended by a physiotherapist I knew who I talked to and mention how sidekick has scraping tools. Her exact words were “why waste your money on that just use a butter knife and some lube”. That is my little piece of advice.

Also super stocked to let you guys know that I am changing my rotation of shoes. I got the Forever Floatride Energy 2.0 and the saucony guide 13. I will be using the floatride for my interval runs and maybe some tempo work. Then the saucony will be for my easy and long runs because of the extra support in them. I will give you guys my thoughts on them once I get a few more miles in but so far they feel pretty smooth both feel very different that is for sure.

Thank you for reading I hope everyone is enjoying their runs.

Stay happy, Stay healthy, Keep breathing

Published by themindfulmonk2020

I am a marathoner, a full time employee, a part time server. I enjoy running and I am also trying to live a more mindful lifestyle - it is quite the experience. I have also started streaming on Twitch. If you would like to chat with me live or follow my gameplay you can do so there :)

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