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.
8 thoughts on “Finding my run”
A little alliteration for your Monday: It's a smart start!
Injury is no fun, but great job trying to start back in slowly. Soooo hard when you know what you can REALLY do 🙂
Great way to come back…no actually, smart way!!
Glad you are playing it smart. Sounds like there's some progress, so no need to set yourself back! And 2.5 miles is way better than no miles…
Thanks for your comments. I was wondering if you had taken my dr recommendation. The descriptions of your treatment sounded to me like Marshall's particular brand of chiropractic pain. Feel better fast!
2.5 is great! better than 0 :)on my own "rebuilding" path right now — 2-3 miles is a good day. i just think about how one day i'll be running 20 milers again and wishing that i could "only" run 2-3! 🙂
2.5 miles is more than twice as much as I could run last summer. you're already on your way back!
2.5 miles is great! Hope that you are on the road to recovery!