Short but oh so so sweet post!
Saturday marked the official one month anniversary of the last time I ran…not exactly something I wanted to celebrate! After sitting around for a little bit today, I decided that I wanted to give running a try. I ran about a block and the pain wasn’t too terrible, and I remember the sports medicine doc saying that sometimes IT Band Syndrome is a little better after a warm up. So I kept going. My leg loosened up after about a quarter mile, and away I went! While it wasn’t perfect, my stride actually resembled something of a running gait, which it definitely hadn’t in recent times. Yay! I told myself to take it slow and not push the pace at all…just run. It felt great!
I passed a guy in a truck, sitting in the parking lot of an office building I pass on most of my runs, since it’s on the way to the trail. He gave me a thumbs up and yelled, “I see you running by every day! Run five miles for me!” This comment was kind of funny since I haven’t run by in about a month, but it was fantastic in that I haven’t been out of commission long enough for the locals to forget that I run! I kept it short and went out for four miles:
Monday, October 19
4.10 miles in 34:15, avg pace of 8:21
I came home and stretched stretched stretched…and iced! My leg feels pretty good. :) Hopefully I’ll be back tomorrow!!