Hi Erika, So glad to see you back. I don't think there is a person here that has been running for any length of time that has not experienced something similar. Life just has a way of throwing a wrench in the works. The fact that we are the half marathon group is mostly just a matter of titles. We are runners first and foremost and we can relate (myself included)
I myself am currently rehabbing a very cranky left foot / ankle. I finished a 70.3 mile triathlon in August, the proceeded to do 2 half marathons a month apart.. basically August, September, and October were all major events.
Now I am paying for it.
Anyway, long story short, it's never too late to pick up the pieces and begin again, to start slowly rebuilding a running base. Remember to be patient with yourself, you are that strong, determined, capable person today that you were back then.
Take lots of walk breaks and keep your pace conversational (meaning the pace you are run/walking you can sing the Brady Bunch theme without gasping or struggling) Your endurance will come.
| Pounds lost: 104.0