For the past week I have been back to daily running. My lumbar spine seems to be stable. My hamstring and hip remain tight but still allow me to run comfortably. As of yesterday, I am back on a traininhg schedule and have some goal races on the calendar.
I was really enjoying the cross training I was doing while injured, and it kept me surprisingly fit! The mountain biking, hiking, road cycling, yoga, plyometrics, and strength training gave me plenty of variety and I felt like I was playing, not training. Now that I am back running, I still plan to fit those fun cross training activities into my training schedule.
Yesterday I did a quick easy run on ATV trails early, then hiked Burnt Meadow Mountain with Amy. Burnt meadow is a short hike, but very steep. When we were almost at the top we met an elderly man on his way down over a very steep rocky section. Amy and I were impressed and we both vowed that we will still be able to do these sorts of hikes when we are his age.
Today I plan to run for about 3 1/2 hours on trails and tote roads, leaving from home and running to Devil's Den and back. I need to get a strength workout in after the run and I hope to get a mountain bike ride in later in the afternoon. So many fun things to do, so little time in the day!