Just a quick post today as I am on the tail end of a 24 hour flu bug that caught up with me Sunday morning. Remember, I said my big guy had it Wednesday night? Well, it finally got me and it sucks. Throwing up is never, ever fun.
Thankfully, my weekend was 50% marvelous! If you don’t follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may not know that I’m back to running. Woo-hoo! Last week, Tuesday, I felt the itch to try my foot out on a run. It had been feeling great so the true test would be how it felt running. Amazingly, it felt awesome from the very first step! I ran 2 miles and could have gone more but was smart. I didn’t want to get yelled at too much by my PT. 🙂
Later that day, I had an appointment with her and confessed. She was actually happy that I tried it since she was going to suggest the same thing. Guess I wasn’t as big of a deviant as I thought. Bummer…
Since then I’ve done 2 more shorter (3 miles), conservative runs. I can’t believe the change in my foot in one week of doing strengthening, stretching and agility training. I definitely have been saying a lot of “Why didn’t I do this before?” On Saturday, I wanted to try something longer. I walked for a 1/2 mile warm up, ran for 6, followed by another 1/2 mile cool down walk.
The first 3.5 miles were perfect. My foot was great and my legs were strong. After that the heat and humidity caught up with me. My pace slowed and I even walked a bit. During the whole run, I started to think how sad it was that 6 miles was a “long run” for me right now. Two months ago, that wasn’t even a short, easy run. But then I realized that I can’t keep looking at the past if I want to move forward. This is a new chapter in my book of running. It takes time to build mileage, strength and endurance. I’ve come back from an injury before and I’ll do it again.
This is my story. It’s all up to me how it’s written. And it’s going to be marvelous!