In my heart I am ready to run. I mean really run. Like for longer than 30 minutes. Much longer.
Buuuuuut, my head is actually screwed on straight (for once) and I am taking my time. I am doing my run/walk intervals. I am relaxed. My posture is as good as a ballerina’s (ahem, yeah right, ahem). I am wearing my orthotics. My feet feel great. My shins don’t hurt. My pace is good.
This morning, while running on the treadmill, I could see my thighs below the hem of my pink plaid running skirt in the reflection of the dark gym window. I thought they looked pretty good. I even noticed the curvature of quad muscles.
Good things. It’s going good. But in the back of my head is fear. Then again, maybe a little fear is a good thing, too.
Fear is a great thing because it reminds us of what has been or what could be.Funny thing though is that us runners don't understand that until AFTER we have been injured.So glad to read this post. I've been watching your Daily Mile updates on FaceBook and have been noticing that you seem to be doing more running than walking now.Definitely a good thing!
I learned the hard way so good for you for keeping your head screwed on tight.
I'm so glad that you're ready for more running and that your legs and feet are cooperating! It's so hard to hold back sometimes, but it sounds like you're playing it safe and smart.
Good job easing back into things… it sounds like the transition back to running has been a good one. Anyone who checks and and LIKES their thighs while on the treadmill is feeling good! 🙂 (Seriously, I so do that!!)
You are definitely doing the right thing and I know your patience will pay off!
Good job. Isn't it inspiring every once a while to catch sight of a muscle!!
I can't think of any better reward for running than being able to look at your reflection and like what you see!
Your patience will definitely pay off!
You are doing the right thing! In the end you will thank yourself for easing the transition back to running, instead of diving in head first. Great job!
Build that base girl! That marathon will soon be shakin' in his boots. (Is a marathon male or female? Must be male because they're so frustrating, and a lot more complex than they seem.)
Way to go! Love when those legs look good in the mirror! Sounds like you have the right idea. Keep taking it slow…it will pay off.