I guess I can’t build up the drama since my run is right there, so I’ll have to get straight to the results and expound after:
Pain free. Pressure free. Feeling free. Nothing. Absolutely nothing on my stress fracture. I ran a simple out and back as compared to my normal block runs. I was terrified at first. But by mile 2, I felt like a gazelle floating through the African Savannah, it was a euphoria that I will remind myself of every single run. My pace was faster than my marathon pace last year and I felt like I was barely moving (except for said gazelle moment). So I think a PR is possible. Deep breath … I THINK I’m back.
I want to run tomorrow but I think I’ll wait until Thursday to start this thing. I like starting things on the first of the month, and Thursdays are my normal run days anyway. I’m dying to run tomorrow but I don’t want to push it. Maybe a treadmill run at the gym will be okay?
I spotted a half-moon of mushrooms on my run. It was like an Honor Guard from Mother Nature as I passed. They didn’t have their swords drawn so that was a bummer. The weather was flipping fantastic. 66 degrees, no wind, low humidity, chirping birds.
It’s funny — I’ve been rewriting this post in my head all week, what would I say? I’m saying none of what I had thought. Because I can’t get too excited about this (but I AM excited!) I just can’t. I have a lot of work to do. My legs were tired by mile 7. I probably could have ran 13 at that pace though, so I’m not too bad off. I’ll try for 6 more on Thursday, and maybe 10+ on Saturday. In the meantime I’ll keep taking 4,000 IU’s of vitamin D each day and will try to work out a mileage schedule. Speed work is too risky right now.
I fell in love with my new black/blue Nike Pegasus29’s today. I love how they look and feel. I’m going to enjoy every mile of them. Sorry for the long post. I’d forgotten what run recaps felt like. Thank you for reading and thank you for your comments and encouragement. I never take that for granted, ever.
When you run this weekend, be thankful. It is something that I will try to remember always. I’m sure in 4 months when I’m cranking out miles I will not dwell on the gratitude, it’s human nature. But just take one second a day to be thankful for your legs.
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- carolynruns said: I’m so glad it went well! For you to have had a stress fracture, this is incredible!
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- happyhealthycook said: I can’t properly express how I feel about this post right now. Overjoyed would be one word. Relieved. I about cried a happy tear for you. Not kidding. This is great, great, great news.
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- clevcrew said: Amazinggggg
- seechrisrun said: So glad to hear! Do take it easy for these next few runs until you’re sure everything is alright.
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- sarahsrunningbucketlist said: Yay!!!! So happy for you!
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- orange-active-science said: Awesome!
- karikeepsrunning said: YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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