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 😦
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!
Running at my normal slow speed, not my warm up soccer speed.
On THE BEAST.
In some of my favourite running gear…..
It felt so great, I may have been on cloud 9 for a while after 🙂
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.
Slowly…I am getting there 🙂
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 to JUST 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.