february 2014

In my last post, I mentioned the fact that I got hurt a lot last year and that I wanted to try to avoid doing so this year. So far, so good – except that I’ve had some near misses:

Last week, I suffered a minor injury to my wrist in my second class after doing kettlebell work in the first. Fortunately, I managed to recover in a couple days with liberal application of Icy Hot coupled with a wrist brace. Felt fine doing some bag and strength work on the third day. Thank goodness.

This morning, I ran 7 miles without having run all that much the past couple months because of the Polar Vortex.  I felt my legs and knees getting tight in the last couple miles–that’s pretty typical when I don’t build up my miles. Fortunately, it didn’t get too bad. Unfortunately, that was reckless of me.

While I’ve managed to avoid physical injury–barely–I did end up getting bronchitis at some point and was hacking up my lungs for a good three weeks. So not the best start to the year. At the same time, I made poor decisions, and I should know better.

On the plus side, I’ve amped up my training. At least twice a week, I double up on classes in the evening. With more sleep and attention to diet, I think I could do so more frequently; but I also need to find a way to squeeze in running miles. I think that if I go running every third day, it’ll allow me to ramp my training. I guess we’ll find out!

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