I realized yesterday when I was out on my 4 mile run that I’ve ended up pretty much back at square one. I made myself run at a comfortable pace yesterday so that I could finish the run feeling strong. My comfortable pace is now a full minute per mile slower than it used to be. In fact, I ran the half marathon in March at a pace much faster than I completed my four miler yesterday.
And I was tired at the end. Having a rough 6 weeks has pretty much destroyed my speed AND my endurance. This does not exactly bode well for my upcoming 10K races, both of which are very hilly.
I *will* come back from this. I’ve started at zero twice before (after each kiddo), so I’ve BTDT. I know I can do it. I know running will get easier. I know I’ll get faster. I know I’ll enjoy it again. But for now, I’m going to just keep plugging away and doing my best to keep my Achilles happy.
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12 thoughts on “Square One”
But because you know it will get better, and because you know that you will love it again, you aren't at square one. You are already ahead of the game. We all get knocked off the wagon at some point, by illness, injury, pregnancy, life in general. But you know the way back! You have already started on the path!
Rooting for you to get your mojo back!
BTDT too, but knowing that a comeback is possible, is half the battle, and I always find it happens faster than I think after the initial frustration wears away. You'll get there!
Great attitude. You'll be back, just take your time.
Yep, you certainly will come back from this – stronger than ever! Keep at it!
Yeah, BTDT – I think getting back is quicker each time though, the body seems to remember how it used to run. You're doing the right thing, just taking it easy and easing back into it … enjoy it as much as you can!
Hopefully you will rebound quickly. You seems to have a good attitude about it 🙂
It must be my age. I don't know what BTDT is. But yes, you can do it for sure! Stay healthy.
Okay I may be old but I know how Google works. I have also BTDT.
It does suck to feel so much hard work slip away in justa few weeks' time, but the good news is that it can return pretty quickly. Have heart. You will regain that speed!
You can definitely do this! And by the time you are really getting back in shape it will be a lot cooler which should help too!