PM: 3 miles + core
Today was the first day running in my brace again and honestly I don't think it helped very much. While running it felt like it was restricting blood flow out of my foot and ankle which really made it uncomfortable. I decided to stop at 3 miles both because of the discomfort and not wanting to push my ankle too far too early. I think if I keep wanting to run with a brace I'll have to go and buy a brace that will both support my ankle and allow blood flow. Other than that I felt great while running. I was happy about the pace (7:40 per mile) and glad that I was able to start slower and keep it down. Was honestly kinda bummed I had to end early though, but I know it'll be better for me in the long run.
After I got home I did a small core workout which included:
||Weighted squat (20 lbs)
||Weighted calf raises (40 lbs)
Felt good during it, but I will for sure be sore tomorrow. Hoping to start doing these more often during the week until I get to a point where I can start doing more, but for now we'll keep it simple. Another thing I'd like to start doing consistently as well is strengthening exercises (for tendons and bones and such). Unfortunately I was not the best at this in high school, but I've made it a goal to be better. If anyone has any tips or favorite exercises they would be much appreciated.
PPM: 3 mile walk
Walked around my neighborhood for 3 miles to walk to stiffness out of my legs. This is another thing I'd like to do more of. I feel like it gives my legs a chance to work out the lactic acid built up from my eariler workouts. Also it's a nice way to enjoy the summer nights.
After my walk I came home and stretched out before bed.