I thought I would do the C25K program and learn how to be a “running woman.” I thought this although I find the very thought of running distasteful. I thought this although in my more than 1/2 century of living I have never liked running.
I got through 3 weeks of the training program, and remembered exactly why I don’t like running. Pain.
As in shin-splints, gracilis, psoas, and low back pain. My body is not physically in a place where I CAN be a running woman. I need to do some serious repair first.
For at least two years I could barely bend my foot-which means for a long time before that I had altered movements that weren’t as severe. Three years ago, I had surgery to correct the condition, but even my awesome podiatrist nor my way-cool trainer understood the effect that those years had my body.
I’m studying Corrective Exercises now- the practice of noticing the movement impairments we all have (and yes, we ALL have them), and addressing these impairments to improve our future.
Houston, when it comes to my left leg, we have a major problem.
I’m going to videotape myself doing some of the assessment movements – talk through what I feel I’m doing wrong- and blog what I SEE I’m doing wrong.
Then I’m going to address treating these weaknesses -lo, so long in coming- to give me a better body. Anyone want to play along? Let me know in comments.