The dreaded words, "you'll have to have surgery" and my first question was "how long until I can run?" First, because it's an assumption people seem to make, having surgery is not due to a running injury and in no way due to running. On the bright side, I have an excellent surgeon who is a runner and when I found out I would have to have surgery he understood my wanting to wait until after Chicago but not wait too long that I wouldn't be ready for my first half on Jan 15. He just gets it :)
So on Tuesday at 12:30 I'm having surgery followed by a quick recovery and 2 weeks of no running. 2 weeks of no running! No worries. I have a plan.
Goal: Recover and be ready to start P90X2 on Sunday, January 1 and run my first of 12 half marys on January 15.
Plan (contingent on a great recovery, which I fully expect, and no risk of returning to running too soon):
- Be grateful that yes this is surgery but it's not too serious.
- Return to work on 11/14.
- Start the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge 2011 on 11/19.
- Start Shakeology on 11/20 and test Beachbody claims of "the healthiest meal of the day."
- Gradually start running on 11/22 using the remainder of the week for short easy runs.
- Begin a training plan for the 1/15 half mary on 11/27.
- Run the Thanksgiving Day Race 2011 on 11/24.
- Run the Jingle Bell Run 5K 12/10.
What will I do with my down time (not a big fan of down time)?
- play more board games with Chad, Alec and Alyssa
- catch up on magazines
- catch up on DVRd True Blood and Game of Thrones
- hopefully have everything ready to finally transfer blogs
- finish reading Run Less Run Faster and come up with a training plan
- finalize plans with iFitness for Twelve in Twenty-Twelve
- plan the Thanksgiving menu (this year I'm using Cooking Light Magazine)
That should work. Enough to keep me focused and distracted.
How would you spend your down time if you were told you couldn't run or workout?