So just to give you guys a little update. I have been consistently running the past few weeks. Slowly increasing my mileage every week and we have brought the weekly mileage to 18km now. By the end of this week I am hoping to hit 20km. So far the runs have been pain free except for once, but I was being silly and rushing downhill. I have learnt that I cannot let my body carry me downhill and have to focus on softer landings for now.
Right now I have been really focusing on activating my glutes and stretching before as well as after my runs. It has been very eye opening because I never thought I was flexible but after consistently stretching I have found that I can be quite flexible if I breathe through my stretches. Certain ways I activate my glutes are standing bridges. Where I lean my shoulders on the back of the wall and put one foot on the wall. Afterwards I push my body off the wall with that foot. I have found that to be very helpful with activating my glutes. Also after using my orthotics for a bit I guess its time for my review. I personally, did not really notice to much of a change while running, my feet were just a little sore, which I believe is just my feet adjusting. However, my stride and the way I run still feels similar. I am assuming it is just gradually adjusting my stride or just allowing me to plant my feet on the ground without straining my knees as much since I have super flat feet. I know this is not much of a review but I am just trying to give my honest opinion for you guys.
To give you guys a little breakdown of my mileage the past couple weeks. I started out without strava and I started at 3km, the next week was 6km, 8km, 12km, 18km and this week hopefully 20km. I am going to try and increase my distance 10% every week and see how the knee holds up. I do have a marathon that I am signed up for that was pushed to this may but depending on my knee I may or may not run it (also tentative on COVID). So I will have to see but I am sure gonna try to train so I can at least attempt the run if it does happen.
That is all for my little update. thank you so much for reading, I hope you all are crushing your goals and staying safe.
Stay happy, Stay healthy, Keep breathing