Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Running Scared

After some positive running experiences through the summer I have been experiencing increased pain in my lower back again when I try to run.

I want it so bad but I am genuinely terrified of setting myself back again. When will this be over when will I be able to seriously start the process of building my fitness and stamina back up?

I have been hitting the gym more, swimming and taking classes such as pump with weights half of what I used to be able to manage in fear of doing some damage and setting myself back. Having short easy treadmill runs - which I am still not a fan of, give me fresh air and the open road anytime.

So today I finally built up the courage to get out and about in the local streets. Concerned I opted for a walk warm up, two blocks of 10 minutes running with a 1minute walk break in between then a walk cool down. I had originally I planned to do 3 sets of 10 minutes but my back was twinning by the end of the second and I had to be sensible #ihatesensibleliz 

It was a start, I made it out, I didn't collapse or my spine combust. I need to stop being scared though and make this more regular. I want to but I don't want to make my injury worse, it is taking so long to recover that I just want it over.