So, I went for a run last night. My doctor’s orders are explicit: I must not run through the tightness/pain once it comes on. However, I can run until the pain comes on.
I haven’t been doing that because it honestly starts within the first five minutes.Last night I made it to about five minutes on the dot before the tightness was too much to ignore.
It’s so sad because the first two minutes of the run I felt GREAT. Around 3 minutes in I could start feeling the tightness start building and by five minutes in the issue was full on. This is exactly the same timeline as the last time I ran on June 9th.
You know what though? I’ll take it! Five minutes is better than zero minutes, and running a short amount of time at least means I’m outdoors in the fresh air.
After the run I walked for a little while, taking pictures and listening to my podcasts. The whole thing honestly brightened my mood so much.
That five minute run reminded me: why I’m seeing the doctor so often, why I’m spending so much on co-pays, why I should have the painful looking compartment syndrome test and why I’m a runner.
I know I said this already but it’s so relaxing. I mean, not on speed work days but it’s been so long since I’ve had one of those that I forgot what they’re like anyway. I know soon enough I’ll be back to doing them and might miss all of these easy days :).
Hope you are having a great week and got in a good run yesterday or this morning! If you’ve got a few free minutes today, here’s my latest vlog.
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What’s the best thing about your week so far?