So it took me a bit longer to post the update. Oops!
Last I checked in was February, I don't remember if during or after I suffered from a major depressive event which put me off work for an entire month. It also impacted my training because I was unable to do anything anymore. I eventually got back on me feet also thanks to a new psychiatrist and a change in meds, did some small runs then stopped again.
I did not completely abandon exercise. I found a hiking group and did a couple hikes with them as well as some colleagues, not no bodyweight or running.
Flash forward to mid-April and a friend dragged me back onto the track, tricking into run/walking 7k with him. I somehow had DOMS in my abs the next morning.
The same weekend, I go first on 15km hike then on a 20km.
2 days later I twist my ankle.
So I've been in recovery since doing ankle exercises and basically just waiting to get better. Thanks also to my new boyfriend however I have not been completely still, as he enouraged me to still do relatively easy hikes while wearing a splint.
End of last month I went on a two week to Sri Lanka to visit a friend, and parlty visited the island solo while he was working. During this trip I discovered I could go biking without any pain which lead my boyfirend (who is a cyclist) to schedule a couple of bike trips with me.
So I guess I am cycling now.
My ankle still hurts in some position but is much better now, so yesterday I decided to do day one of 8 weeks to 5K to see what gives. No pain to be felt. So I was left with the decision of whether I follow the 8 weeks to 5K program again or if I take an accelerated route because I really do not want to wait 8 weeks again until I can run decent distances.
Then today I went ahead and ran 3.5 km with no issue.
So, I am a bit unsure where to go from here . I think I will use the 8 weeks to 5K as a template starting from day 28 on Tuesday, but make my long runs longer than what is suggested by the program. I may also have two long runs in the week. It all depends on how my ankle holds up.
In any case it's good to be back and to have a partner who is motivating as a change.
In the meanwhile, I think I figured out how I wanna organise my running program:
Tuesday: Lower Body Exercise
Thursday: Upper Body
Friday: Lower Body
Saturday: Long Run
Where Cross-Training means primarily hiking and cycling, with maybe the occasional swim, kayaking etc. Mostly we are outside on Sunday doing something which is not running so I am leaving that one open.
Th eexercises are the ones from the 5 weeks to 5K although seeing how I will only follow two weeks of that I will need to find something else soon, now htat I think of it. There are not specific core exercises in it so I guess I will add a core workout during each strength session.