Thursday, February 11, 2010

New Read

I got my package from Amazon yesterday and these 2 books were in it....yeah for new running books! Has anyone read either?? I am trying to decide which to read first.


On the injury front, my back continues to improve every day. On Monday I tried to run very slowly on the treadmill and there was no way. The minute I started, I began to have pain. Instead I walked 30 minutes and even struggled with that. I have a disc problem with nerve root involvement, and the walking caused symptoms down my right leg.
I took off for 2 days and then walked tonight. I had no trouble walking and was able to do a full 30 minutes pain-free. I ran very slowly for the last two minutes and things felt o.k. At least I am making progress! Hopefully I will be back to full running in no time!

8 comments:

Heather said...

I recently read the Yasso book and really enjoyed it - love new running books! Glad your back is gradually improviing. Hope you are back to running soon!

Rookie on the Run said...

I'm reading the Chi Running book. It's sort of a slow read... interesting and hopefully helpful but not the type of book you read straight through (at least not for me). I can't wait to hear what you think!

Michelle said...

I have the Chi Running book on hold at the library, so interested to see what you think of it.

Hope you are able to get back to running soon!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I want to read both of those books. But I can barely make it through a magazine at this point! Hope you get back to running soon!

Mrs. Duffy said...

I read the Chi running book a few years back when I was just starting out. IT helped me not over-stride and made me way faster at the time. I heart new running books; even Pfitzinger is scintillating in the right mood. Enjoy!

robison52 said...

I read Yasso's book last year and his life is such an adventure it's a fun read. I've read piece-meal the Chi Running book whenever I'm visiting the bookstore and lounging at the in-house Starbucks...somewhat helpful book, but not a fun read.

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

I haven't read either one. Have fun reading your new books! Glad you're making progress with your running!

WendyBird said...

Those are both great. I think Chi Running will help your back. One other book I recommend is "Fix Your Own Pain Without Drugs or Surgery" It stuff to do all day every day, not just exercises. I took a copy to my parents and it has helped them a lot too!