One more mile!

Hey there! What are you up to this morning? Me? Oh, nothing much…I just ran 1 mile! With no pain! *fingers crossed* And it felt am-az-ing!!!

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Sorry for being a cheesball, I’m just so excited to start running again. It makes me feel like I’m finally on the road to recovery! I was like a kid on Christmas morning…waking up at 3:30am…a full hour and a half before my alarm clock.  I laid in bed and tried to get my last 90 minutes of sleep (I’m a girl who loves her sleep) but no such luck. Then when my alarm went off at 5…I had butterflies and laid in bed for 15 more minutes reading blogs and checking fb statuses (aka procrastinating!!) before dragging myself out of bed. I did 20 minutes on stair mill to warm up, then hopped on the treadmill. I started off really, super, snail pace slow and stuck at that pace for about .25 miles before realizing my foot felt just fine, and I was babying my foot a little more than necessary….So I speed up to regular snail pace slow! 😉 It took me almost 11 minutes to run 1 mile, if I don’t have any pain tomorrow I’ll speed it up a bit when I run a mile wed. I finished off my workout with 20 mins on the elliptical and some stretching.

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I don’t usually try to bore people with daily workout blogs but super excited about my first post injury run…as short and slow as it may have been! At least I’m running again and I’m going to be patient and show discipline in sticking to my recovery plan and training smarter. Just in time for the new year!!

Have you ever had a running injury?  How did your first post-injury run feel?  were you excited? Nervous?  How did you find balance between not babying an injury too much and not pushing to hard/avoiding reinjury?

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12 thoughts on “One more mile!

    • Thanks! You should have no problems keeping up with me for a while! It’s going to be a few months before I get back to my base mileage and start reincorporating speed work! Looking forward to doing NFC 1/2 with yall this year! 🙂

  1. I haven’t had a full on injury yet (knocking on wood!!), but after my marathon in October I start experiencing really bad calf tightness that would flare up whenever I ran. It got so bad that I had to stop running for over a week, but thankfully it was nothing more than that and after that week I was fine. My first run back was a pretty average 3 miles but I was so thrilled to finish it mostly tightness-free. I learned some valuable lessons: post-run cool down and stretching are so important, and don’t do stupid things like have your first post-marathon run be a hard tempo effort *rolls eyes* d’oh!

    • It’s a good thing you gave your body a rest! That’s one thing I learned from my injury…it’s good to back off a bit when things don’t feel right. I plan on incorporating a lot more warm ups, cool downs, and stretching with my runs! And yikes to a post marathon tempo run! My legs are jello my first post marathon run and I’m happy just to be able to get a couple easy shake out miles in! Happy training to you! 🙂

  2. I am currently on the injured list. I pulled my hamstring about 3 weeks ago playing soccer and have been sidelined since 😦 However, I did walk 32 minutes on my TM pain free last night so I’m slowly getting ready to run again!
    Yeah for 1 mile, you gotta start somewhere!

    • Sorry to hear about your injury. 😦 it’s definitely no fun being sidelined.grest news on the pain free TM run….it’s a step in the right direction! Good luck on your recovery and run about I. The new year!

  3. Yay for your first run back! I was injured last year and couldn’t run for 6 weeks. When I was cleared to run again, I was so elated to run that first mile! Welcome back, and happy healing! 🙂

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