Friday, March 9, 2012
Back in the Game
I have started running again. It is slow going, but slowly but surely, I am getting back into running shape. I've been trying to make sure that I take a rest day after each run so that I don't over do it and injure myself in anyway. I also limited myself to only 2-3 mile runs for the first two weeks because I didn't want to build my mileage too quickly. It's been going well and I am starting to feel my body changing and adjusting and I am reminded of why I love it so much.
Yesterday, I had a flexible day and after my morning meetings I walked outside to a 75 degree, breezy, sunny day. I high-tailed it home and set off on a run. I knew I was going to want to stay outside for as long as possible, so I started off saying 3 miles at the most running, and then I told myself I would walk after that. Well...I ended up changing my mind. I went pretty slowly and took a few walking/stretch breaks to make sure I didn't over-do it and to make sure my back didn't spasm up (I've been having problems with that too). I ended up going 5 miles! And, I felt like I could have done it twice. It was amazing.
It was so nice to be outside on such a nice day, to feel my body getting stronger, and to be relaxed. I cannot wait for more spring weather like this. It's so motivating to run in great weather!