I’m beginning to feel like I’ve been struggling forever. It’s been almost a year since I started having issues with my ankle, but it feels a lot longer. And I’m sure the fact that I haven’t listened to my body is part of the reason I’m still struggling.
But, I’m feeling stronger. The exercises the chiro gave me are working muscles that have been lazy for years. I’m finding soreness in places that I haven’t felt in ages. I’m hopeful that my body will continue to improve each day.
Yesterday I went for a 2.5 mile run. Why 2.5? Because that’s where I started feeling my upper calf. It wasn’t hurting, but the muscle was making itself known. I’ve promised myself I won’t push past these issues. That I’ll stop as soon as they come up. So, I got in 2.5 miles at an easy pace with no pain.
It’s a start. And every runner has to start somewhere.