Getting my running legs under me again. Yesterday was my third run since I took 2 weeks off and lost 20 lbs. I felt really good running and felt my stride was longer and easier to maintain. Ultimately I ran just over 9:00 pace on Monday and just over an 8:00 pace yesterday. I did feel like I was pushing it a bit after the first mile, but I knew I was running well and wanted to see what I could do.
The good news is I am still not taking and anti inflammatory meds or fish oil. I think that is my biggest success from my time off. I used to be in a lot of pain with my hips and back that I had to be on meds everyday. Now I really have almost no issues other than after my run yesterday my left hip hurt for a while, but the pain went away on its own.
I am trying to keep to my run plan. Today and tomorrow I up my mileage to 4 miles each day and then Sunday I go up to 6. I hope by next week to be in the 5 mile a day range again. I just didn’t want to take things too fast. Also, I didn’t have any muscles pulling as I ran yesterday so that was great.
Our next race is a 5k in May. It was our first race we ever ran and it will be fun to compare our progress. TJ has a training plan worked out for me when I get myself back to normal running. My goal is to finish in the 20 minute range, which would be a miracle. But in the past year I have seen a lot of miracles happen because of my running. I wish more people could experience what I experience.