- Figure out and address foot/ankle pain. Check! I have been on anti-inflammatory and it seems to be working well.
- Put CrossFit on hold and focus on Jazzercise & running. Check! I went to Jazzercise Monday and yesterday and my foot felt good. I'm skipping today because I don't typically have the energy to work out on fill days. I will Jazzercise on Saturday. Next week, I will add running to days I don't Jazzercise. More on that below.
- Get a fill and implement band rules.
I'm nervous about starting to run again. Even at my best, my running never became any easier. I am not a smooth or graceful runner and it is uncomfortable. Why do it, you ask? Nothing, and I mean nothing, helps me with weight loss like running. CrossFit, Jazzercise, power walking, elliptical...I have done it all, but nothing slims me like running. It is probably precisely the reason that my body hates it so much.
It has been so long since I have focused on it that this will almost be starting over. I had gotten to the point where I could "run" a 5K all the way through without feeling like I was going to die. It was still a challenge, but it was doable. The last 5K I ran was ugly. I can hardly run a mile without stopping. My 400-800m CrossFit warm up have even become difficult.
But...I have a choice. Suck it up and start over OR just don't. I will take it one step at a time.
On a different subject...smoothies. I am fortunate to have a smoothie store on my way to work. It has been easy breezy. Now that I'm moving, I won't have one in my area. I really need to learn to make my own smoothies. Do you make your own? What do you put in them? Do you use a blender, bullet, emulsion blender...? I really need good ideas because I have not at all be successful at this. Thank you for any suggestions!!