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Two miles, baby!

Saturday I bought a new pair of running shoes.  Yesterday I strapped them on apprehensively after changing into running clothes that I haven’t worn since September.  Tossed on my BondiBand.  Plugged in my headphones and the treadmill.  Pushed that magic little button that made the belt start to turn.  And I ran.  I ran slowly.  At least for me.  And I walked 1/4-mile before I started running and between the two miles and then again at the end.  It felt natural to be making those large muscle movements.  But then again, my ankle was tight.  But it didn’t hurt.  I paid very close attention to my stride.  I sweated.  I smiled.  And then I was done.  

Today? Today my thighs inside and out are sore.  But it’s a good I-actually-used-my-muscles-again sore.  I’m back.  It will be a slow process to get back to running like I was.  But I’ve literally taken the first step and I’m committed to get back in the saddle again.  

 
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Posted by on November 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Wow. A month.

A whole month without a post here.  I’ve been meaning to, but I haven’t felt like there has been much to report. My life has taken a turn for the crazy and overwhelming.  But first an update on my ankle.  I had a followup appointment last Tuesday.  I got the free and clear to do whatever I wanted.  Granted I still have some soft tissue issues and I’m debating about doing physical therapy and maybe some massage therapy.  I really want to run again, but honestly? I’m scared.  I don’t have pain, just muscles and tendons that I pissed off by my stubbornness at finishing Tough Mudder.  They are sore from not being used and me stretching them and beginning to use them.  I left my appointment on cloud 9.  I was so thrilled to know that my break had healed “beautifully” and I looked great.  I also had a bit of an ego boost while I was there.  When the x-ray tech came to get me, we were talking and he brought up Tough Mudder.  I told him that’s how I broke my ankle.  He commented how he heard some chick broke their ankle and kept going.  I sheepishly said, “Yep, that was me.”  He looked up at me (he was adjusting the x-plate) in awe and said “really? That was *you*?”  Heh.  The part that really boosted my ego? This was a different clinic than I had been seen at previously (same system, different office).  So I have a tough mudder reputation at the ortho clinic.  Heh.

I have done very little in the last month.  Maybe a couple of NTC ab workouts.  I will grab the pullup bar periodically and crank out 4-5 chin-ups and pull-ups and call it a day.  I made it through the first week of 100 pushups app and then just didn’t do anything.

I will admit to being a bit scared at finding my mojo.  8-1/2 weeks of no running after running for 4 years at least 3 times a week has left me feeling like I’m starting over from scratch.

The next month will be rough.  I’m looking forward to starting fresh in 2012.  I need to find a race to sign up for that’s local and cheap.  But I promise to be back.  I have half marathons to sign up for and run.  And I’m not sure how I’m swinging it, but I’m still planning on running the Goofy in 2012.  That means LOTS of saving between now and then.  Maybe I’ll find a sponsor to help get me there.  *hint hint* 🙂

 
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Posted by on November 25, 2011 in fitness