I have a very low weekly mileage right now - but, But, BUT I DO have time on my feet, except my feet weren't touching any roads! Confused? So was I at first. I discovered aquajogging this week. A tweaked ankle forced me off the pavement and into the pool. I was not happy about this and so not convinced that an "aquajog" could be a workout. C'mon admit it - none of really wants to be a jogger. We are runners, racers, goddesses of great speed! Right? So, flashback to last Sunday. I woke up with a very sore ankle and a plan to run 2 hours. I had to weigh my choices - run on and risk further damage OR scale back and recover. I chose the latter (remember? I told you once I am getting smarter!!) I didn't have a lot of options - yoga, elliptical (hate it), or aqua-running. I called a friend who agreed to join me. We jumped in the pool and "ran" for 45 minutes. We ran with our stylin' belts- we even wore our running shorts!! Up and down, back and forth. Guess what? It is HARD workout and I LOVED it! My butt, hams, and hips burned! I even worked up a sweat. We celebrated the workout by getting pedis. Hey - if we are going to expose these beat-up runner feet to the public we may as well try to make them look pretty! We "ran" again on Tues - still loved it! And here is the really good news - a few days off the roads gave me the break needed to heal the ankle! So, here is my new plan - I am going to "run" in water once a week - to give my body a break from pounding pavement and to work the muscles not used in running. One little laugh - there were some high school boys doing some really hard laps in preparation for the state meet. I knew a couple of them - one I had in class as a little boy. He told his mom he saw me there and that I was treading water! If he only knew!
Have you ever tried aquajogging?