Wow, it’s been a LONG time since I last posted! I guess I got preoccupied with *finally* figuring out my first semester back in school and preparing to host my parents for Thanksgiving here in Milwaukee (more on both of these later). Insanity has been put on a hiatus for the foreseeable future. The type of activities required in each workout starting really taking a toll on my left leg. After going through 2 broken heels and damaging my MCL, my body has developed coping strategies for protecting my injured limbs.
My orthopedist warned me of this exact thing and told me it would be important to learn how to walk/run normally again. Well, turns out I never quite got these issues resolved. Watching my gait as I run and even looking at the uneven wear on my shoes shows just how much my left leg compensates for my right. So, I’m returning to the basics and sticking with my tried and true running. It takes a lot of mental power to change my gait – I literally have to remind myself how to plant each step. I really want to give Insanity another shot once I have my body at a better place. I’m setting March as a preliminary goal – NOT giving up :)