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Brief Running Update

Saturday, July 09, 2011

I ran 2 miles a few days after my initial run. All went well and my pace was quicker.

The next weekend found me stuck on stupid, as I ran at an easy pace for about 4.2 miles. The cardio part was fine, but it was too much of a jump in distance (and yes, I am familiar with the 10% rule). I followed the run up by going to work and carrying a sprayer on my back for a few hours. That night, I was in a good deal of pain. So, I iced and took a week off.

I went out this morning and ran 2.5 miles. It felt great and everything went well.

I hope to get out there again in a few days. For now, I want to keep the distance under 3 miles.

It's wonderful to be a runner again!

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    Just remember that even starting over, you are still faster than me! Love you, babe! And I am so glad that you are getting back out there again!

    2541 days ago
    I totally know how that feels... I was in that boat last year... one time I ran 3 miles, felt awesome and couldn't walk right the rest of the week... so 2 miles is great start.

    I can't remember exactly, but you'll figure out how to ramp up the mileage slowly.... with a few errors here or there.

    I am still not 100%. I am running pain-free, but I can only stay that way if I keep my runs at about 6-7 miles... so why jump up.. I'll just experiment and hopefully will be able to add soon :-)

    I can feel your excitement- and I certainly remember my own. Just to be able to run is exciting, even if the total distance covers your old "warm-up", hahaha. It's just all about perspective, learning about our "present" us and what our bodies can do for us now, not last year, last month or sometime in the future.

    2541 days ago
    WHOHOO!!! No shame in being excited to get out there! Glad you took the time to rest and are back at it! Way to go!
    2542 days ago
    The turtle wins the race! :) So glad you have an update!!!

    2542 days ago
  • SQUISHY0705
    I think sometimes we can lose sight of the importance of recouperation after exercise.
    Good to hear that you're out there pounding the pavement once more.
    2542 days ago
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