So, I've just about given up the blog. Between actually running and lifting, working, TrailAndUltraRunning.com work, housework, cooking and the kids I just plain don't have time any more. But, don't worry, I'm still out there enjoying every day!
What's going on? Well, after my knees were bothering me even more I finally went back to the orthopedic. Here's what I learned after some xrays and a running gait evaluation:
I have arthritis in my knees and that I have pretty good form, but need to
a) speed up to decrease time on feet and not run so horizontally, therefore decreasing impact
b) turn my right foot in a bit
c) increase my stride rate
d) strengthen my glutes and hips
So I started doing speed intervals and am continuing to lift more. Yes, this means I'm taking a break from distance running at the moment, BUT...
Jeff made me an appointment with his coach, Jerry and after meeting him, I made a huge decision. Monday was day one of training for my first figure competition. Ever since Jeff did his first bodybuilding competition in October, I've been toying with the idea. Now, the fact that I'm going to focus on intervals and strength training, it is a perfect fit. I will be aiming for a competition in June.
Last Saturday we did a body assessment and here is where I stand: 140lbs, 20% body fat and ready to rock and roll!
And just to clear things up, yes, I'm entering a bodybuilding competition, but no I won't look like this...
So, wish me luck and I'll try to pop in now and again and let you know how my journey is going! If you're on Instagram and care to follow, I'm at @reneeyeoman.
good luck on your journeyReplyDelete
Thanks a lot LIndsay. It feels strange and new, but really good!Delete
Hi Renee, I'm Lindsey! I have a question and would love to speak with you. Please email me when you have a chance, thank you! I look forward to hearing from you :)ReplyDelete
I just now stumbled across your blog! I too do figure comps and distance run,i know your show is in a few days/weeksReplyDelete
I hope your training has gone well and you do blog about you experience!!!!!1