Finally Had a Fantastic Run

It seems like it’s been months since I’ve had really great run! To be honest, probably sometime back in November, maybe even October ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

With this nasty hamstring injury, I’ve been taking it one day at a time. Frustrating with running 2k for a whole week, then 3k, 4k etc. They have been slow runs; the kind of slow run you do when you are warming up for a soccer game – at least that’s what I was told I could only do.

Each week, I’ve increased my distance by 1 kilometer and shoveled a lot of snow – too much for my liking. Some of my “running days” I would take the day off as my whole leg, not just my hamstring was feeling terrible. The thought of running was just a thought….

HOWEVER……. I finally had an amazing run! It was my first 5k in over a month!

No pain.

Running at my normal slow speed, not my warm up soccer speed.

On THE BEAST.

The BEAST!

The BEAST!

In some of my favourite running gear…..

Some of my favourites

Some of my favourites

It felt so great, I may have been on cloud 9 for a while after ๐Ÿ™‚

I did A LOT of stretching and foam rolling which I am learning are KEY for my recovery not to mention my physio and massage treatments.

running skirt fav

Look Ma, no taped hammy!

 

Slowly…I am getting there ๐Ÿ™‚

Marathon training was put on the back burner until the fall but I’m ready to start looking at Half Marathon Training again. Don’t worry, I won’t rush into it. My plan for my next half marathon is toย JUSTย get through training easy, with no pain and finish the distance. No focus on a PB but just successfully train and be healthy the whole time.

When was the last time you had a FANTASTIC run (or workout) ?

Ever have a FANTASTIC treadmill run?

What are some of your favourite running gear these days?

Winter storm update – we are getting another 10-15 cm on Thursday – I’ve already started crying.

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23 thoughts on “Finally Had a Fantastic Run

  1. Congratulations! I’m so happy to hear you had a great run. I’ve been having some really good ones lately, but I need to remember that recovery (stretching and rolling) is super important for me too. I haven’t been very good about stretching after my runs, and I can definitely feel how tight I am. Keep up the good work!

  2. WHOO HOO congrats on a fantastic run! I’ve had really great speed interval workouts on the treadmill.

    When I first saw that pic of you, I didn’t realize it was a mirror reflection at first and thought it was just you standing on the mill. I was like, holy cow that is a GIANT treadmill. Haha!

  3. So glad your are getting back up there and taking your recovery slowly. I find that running in new gear helps when you have to be stuck on the treadmill. I’m right there with you with all the snow though. I’m finding that all my long runs are on the treadmill right now and they are going well which is shocking to me but just trying to embrace running and getting the chance to still do it even if the roads are not safe enough.

  4. Pingback: Hamstring Update & Good Running | Piper's Run

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