4 for 5!
That’s right. I’ve now run 4 out of 5 days. I’m still not 100% and when I approach steep hills I walk up them because they cause me the most pain. But here is the breakdown of my last 5 days.
- Wednesday: 7 miles
- Thursday: off
- Friday: 3 miles
- Saturday: 4 miles
- Sunday: 4 miles
So adding it all up, I’m at 18 miles in 5 days. Not much really, but I’ll take it. I am feeling pretty well overall and the runs have been enjoyable with 2 of them with other people.
My goal is to keep in the 4 mile range and around 10:00 pace for a while until I am able to run without pain. We have a 5K coming up in a couple of weeks that I want to run with TJ and then a half marathon in February. I have consigned myself to not push hard in either race since I don’t want to be out hurt for another month.
So I am slowly building up my endurance and coming back to life with my running and not a day too soon. My weight is up about 13 lbs since my marathon and at 4 miles a day I can start bringing it under control.
This injury thing has been tough, but it is nothing that almost all runners haven’t experienced. I made some mistakes that made it worse and one day I will write my thoughts about what I did wrong and what I did right!