My run today?
Two glorious pain free miles which absolutely deserve a thumbs up!
I did all my bum exercises, rolled like a champ, then hit the treadmill. I was instructed I could run up to 2 miles if I felt ok. Any sign of pain and I had to shut it down. I was super concentrated on listening to my body, and mentally prepared to have to shut it down, but NO PAIN!
The real test will be how it feels the rest of the week, and how it holds up on my next run, but I am over the moon.
It’s so funny. I used to be a morbidly obese girl who had no ability, and certainly no desire, to run. Now I identify so strongly as a “runner” that I’m having a bit of an identity crisis not being able to run.
I was hanging with a bunch of friends on Sunday when a friend’s boyfriend asked what my next race is. Well, technically, I was supposed to run my second half marathon THAT day. I made a joke about not running until my ass got bigger, but it was difficult. The question stung and upset me more than it should. I just can’t wait to be back at it.
My goal is not only to run the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, but to beat my prior year time. It’s not my PR, but I’m prepared for baby steps!