The low down: This week marks week four of my self-proclaimed Kick the Knee Pain running program. I started off this new program with intervals of 2 minutes walking 1 minute running, and each day I run I bump my run interval time up by 1 minute. Sunday I completed 3 intervals of 8 minutes running and 1 minute walking.
Status: Other than some mild tightness in my knees, I haven’t had any knee issues so far!
Contributing “Success” Factors:
- Buying new running shoes BEFORE starting to run.
- Running primarily on softer surfaces (trails, paths, etc.)
- NOT running every day and giving my knees a chance to recuperate
- Being conscious of my natural tendency to heel-strike and focusing on NOT
- Strength training. Building up the muscles in my legs and my core supposedly takes stress of the knees.
Conclusion: Boo ya.
*Note that stretching is not on the list above… feel free to leave angry comments about the importance of stretching. Maybe that will get it through my stubborn brain.
Short-Term Goal: Be at 30-minute running only intervals (i.e., no walking) with no knee pain by August 15th.
And now on to more exciting things… like this lovely tuna wrap I had for dinner
Isn’t it perdy? This was a quick hodgpodge I threw together after work and consisted of:
- 1 can chunk tuna in water, drained
- 1 tbsp light HELMANS mayo (none of that miracle whip crap )
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 1 small dill pickle, chopped
- Handful of romaine lettuce
- Handful of grape tomatoes
- Dried Dill
- 1 light Italian Flat-out wrap
This made for one gynormous wrap, that I basically inhaled. Along with some cucumber salad:
This should be called the Lazy Girl Salad. It consisted of 1 sliced cucumber, some white vinegar, and some dried dill. Easy peasy!
Tomorrow is Wednesday! And for the 92nd week in a row, I’m going to attempt to NOT forget it’s What-I-Ate-Wednesday. I even put a reminder in my phone
Question of the evening: How do we feel about my giant head on the right hand side of the page?