The Mac Dad will make you jump jump
Daddy Mac will make you jump jump
Kris Kross will make you jump jump…
I took my rehab to the next level today, with sprints and jumping exercises. Sprinting to get my foot used to faster speeds, and jumping to strengthen the muscles. Once again the entire workout was pain free, but I was totally breathless and sweaty at the end. It’s exciting to see so much progress happening, and I’m excited to start adding more minutes to my runs soon – I’ve been keeping my workouts to about 30 minutes lately just to make sure everything is feeling good and to not re-injure my foot.
On the menu for today was 8 x 30 second sprints, followed by 30 seconds of walking and 30 seconds of jogging after each sprint (with a jogging warm up and cool down of course), followed by some “line jumps” (I don’t know what else to call them). I hopped two-footed horizontally over the vertical line for 15 seconds, then two-footed vertically over the horizontal line for 15 seconds, then one-footed (right foot) horizontally over the vertical line for 15 seconds. And repeated all that jumping for a second time. My balance on the single-leg hops was not great, but that will come with time and continuing to do all the exercises assigned to me by my physiotherapist…and through the rest of my running days.
The next goal is to do 10 sprint repeats and the hopping exercises for 30 seconds each. Not going to rush it, but like I said, today felt really good.