I did 5 more miles yesterday and will attempt 13.1 today! Im Back!!!
I tried running for the first time last Saturday March 12 for the first time post surgery. Honestly I was nervous that I would not be able to run without pain and that I had regressed too much to continue. My biggest fear was that I had missed too much training and the Marathon would be in jeopardy. So my goal was just to attempt a mile or so and reassess at each mile.
Mile one- Felt pretty good, slow and heavy but no pain.
Mile two- Pain, like a cramp, right abdomen but not bad enough to stop or go back.
Mile three- felt great to be out! I was still slow and heavy but I decided to see if I could do 5miles so I picked a route that I could bail on easily should the pain get too bad.
Miles 4-5- I DID IT! Smiling and laughing the whole time because of this:
In mile one I ran past this:
I find that Eddie and Freddy speak to me in ways that I can not really explain when Im running. I often think of them, hence the name, and definitely feel their life force often which feels great and is very motivating. So this one was the best! They once again encouraged me to push on and tap into my inner warrior spirt. So I listened, smiled as I planned to end my 5 miles at the site above.
To celebrate my return to the road and training for the NJ Marathon-
This is how I rolled home!
Thanks guys 😉
Word of the day: Endurance |enˈd(y)o͝orəns|noun
The fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way: she was close to the limit of her endurance.
• the capacity of something to last or to withstand wear and tear.
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