Yes, this will actually be a running update.
Today was my first day back from recovery. And well...it wasn't actually all running. I'm on a strict walk/run schedule building from walking 5 minutes/running 1 minute, to running continuously for 10+ minutes. So, today was more walking than running. BUT, the important thing was that I got to lace my running shoes up and feel like a runner again.
And it couldn't have felt better.
Two of the 14 people in my class decided to take me up on the offer to join me in my walk/run. So we met at 6pm and off we went. Walking for 5/ Running for 1. I really really really wanted to run more than that, but I was a good girl and followed the orders. I know that in time I'll be back to running 19 miles and these days will just be a faded memory.
I'm too embarrassed to tell you how long it took to walk/run 3 miles, but we finished and it felt good to just be out there. It makes me super excited to think that I'll be running a half in a few months.
Today felt like when you find that old favorite sweater in the bottom of your drawer that you forgot that you had...that's what I felt like today....like I had just found that sweater. I was really happy to just be out there. I'm still going to continue my running club but I will be glad to do part of the running while I'm at home because I know that if I was alone today I would have totally picked up the pace. But at the same time, I enjoyed walking with these two other ladies and talking and just being out there. It was a nice break from this depressing place that I'm in.
So, there you have it. My first running update in almost 2 months. I wish that it could have been more exciting, but i think I left all the excitement in my shoes when I took them off. At any rate, I'll be back on the road on Tuesday so maybe that update will be more interesting.