I’ve learned from this injury that I’ve taken running for granted. Not intentionally, but I’ve wasted time and energy on being disappointed in a particular run or race performance. I’ve had my share of soreness and set backs before, but this was my first real taste of a serious injury where running was completely out of the equation. And out of that I now see that all runs regardless pace or performance are a blessing and I want to spend my time being thankful. That doesn’t mean that a run or race won’t be challenging, but they all have value regardless of outcome and I need to treat them as such. So I’ve made a promise to myself tonight. From now on I will be thankful for the ability to move forward and consider myself lucky to have running at whatever capacity I have that day.
Tonight I continued to build my speed and mileage. I’m still limited by my scab, but I’m seeing more mobility coming.
4 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 34:25, 8:37 Pace)
My palms are healed enough that I could try push ups again. I got through a set and will build from here. 🙂
1 Set, 15 Reps, Push Ups