Crushed It! Regaining My Confidence as a Runner

Hey there! Today’s vlog is a recap of my running workout from last night that I totally crushed. I am feeling more confident as a runner right now than I have felt in a very long time!

I feel like my cardio is returning to me and I can now make it through these runs without my heart beating out of my chest while I gasp for air. My legs still feel great, to the point that now I don’t even think about whether I might still have compartment syndrome or not.

That first month or so of running I would get some serious tightness every once in a while that would scare me but that’s pretty much behind me now. I think that confirms the tightness I felt then was probably just from needing to shake some rust off of my legs!

Now that I am regaining my confidence as a runner I am so so so so so so so so so so excited to think about half marathon training this summer. The thought of running a distance race again brings actual tears to my eyes.

I miss the days when I was always in half marathon shape. It was a point of pride for me after a fairly inactive first 25 years of my life and I can’t wait to get back to that base level of fitness.

So far 2018 has been 10X better than 2017 was and I’m so excited to see what’s to come. I said to Adam I spent so much of last year with anxiety and depression, that this year I just want to say yes to doing all the things that I love and that make me feel alive.

Truthfully a lot of what I love and makes me feel alive involves sitting on the couch with Cecil and Adam but hey, traveling, running and traveling to run are all on my “yes” list for this year too!

What’s on your Yes List for this year?

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1 Comment

  1. May 3, 2018 / 2:30 pm

    May is going to be pretty great! Sounds like you have lot of stuff to look forward to. After I get our garage sale out of the way, I need to get into serious travel planning mode. Our 18 day “Epic Road Trip” out West starts in June and I need to get everything all planned out by then. I think planning will be a fun part of the trip though, so I’m looking forward to it. The great weather around here is pretty awesome too, so I’m enjoying that part of May!