Injury update!

Some of you may have noticed that I have had a couple little runs on my schedule. Well, I am easing back in!!!!

I ran once with my Girls on the Run at practice, then once with them at the race. The practice still felt a bit achy, but then 3 weeks later the race felt fine!

So, I decided to try again on Tuesday and see how it felt. I had to take the day off from work to get my dead car to a mechanic, so I went out at the beautiful hour of 10am planning on somewhere around 3 miles and at a pretty relaxed 9:30-10/per mile pace.

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The next thing I knew – 4 miles had gone by. I watched my pace, never dipping below 9:10 or so because when I did – one spot on my back became a little achy again.

BUT!!! I think I ran with a HUGE smile on my face the whole time!! It has been a LONG 4 months! I am not fully ready to jump in full force and I am still icing and stretching like a maniac. I am also going to do more strength training and be better about cross training as well.

This was not a fun 4 months and I don’t want to go through it again. I am by no means 100% yet, but I would say I am about 80% and that is such an improvement ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for hanging in there with me!!! ย Hopefully more and more running to come!!!

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13 responses to “Injury update!

  1. Yay! First of all, I am super excited for you. Second, I cannot believe it has been 4 months. Wow. I am proud of you for getting it through it. So not easy.

  2. Whoo hoo!! So exciting for you. Glad you know to ease back in, your gonna be stronger than ever:)

  3. Yayyyyy!! So glad you are able to run again girlfriend! Best feeling ever- and 4 months is a loonggg time!

  4. so exciting! I bet you couldn’t stop smiling the rest of the day

  5. Yay! That first run after a long break is always the most amazing feeling. Cheers to lots of happy and healthy running for you!!

  6. Yes!!! So happy to hear this!!! I’m so happy for you!

  7. wonderful wonderful wonderful!!! you got a great approach on it ๐Ÿ™‚ You will be back training for your next marathon/ultra in no time! ๐Ÿ™‚

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