Little Victories: I Ran 1.5 Miles!
WOW, a running blog with running content, it’s a miracle :). I felt like a fraud over the last year not being able to post about running here!
If you watched my last vlog then you probably saw that I bought a few new pieces of running clothes. Last night I took a new pair of capris and running top (now only $8) out for a spin. Both are from Old Navy.
^ There’s Cecil always creeping around in the background of photos :).
At Ali’s suggestion I backed down to 2:1 intervals during my run last night, and she was right, that definitely helped my endurance. I was able to make it 1.5 miles feeling better than I did after just 1 mile a couple days ago. The downside is that at around 1.3 miles in both of my calves started to feel really sore.
Not the kind of sore that makes me worried that my surgery didn’t work, but the kind of sore that makes me think I should back down to 1-milers for the rest of the week. I have plenty of time before my 5K; I need to listen to my body and do what feels right… even though a part of me wants to rush ahead!
There will be PLENTY of time to push myself in the future. Right now it’s time to have fun :).
I am very eager for summer to roll around and to start trying to train for a fall half marathon though. I’ve been dealing with the effects of compartment syndrome for a long time. Even before I knew I had compartment syndrome, I had been complaining about tight calves for months. It’s going to feel so freeing to be able to train later this year without having to break every 5 seconds to attempt to stretch my angry calves!
It makes me wonder what possibilities lay ahead… but that dream is for another day and time.
Today I want to stay focused and present in what I have in front of me now because that’s good enough. I’ll probably say it a million more times but I am grateful for every step right now.
In non-running news, Adam and I forgot to make reservations for Valentine’s Day dinner and everywhere is booked up! I feel like this happens to us every year haha. We made reservations for Thursday night instead :). If you’re celebrating V-day I hope that you were able to get reservations at your first choice place!
How will you celebrate Valentine’s Day this year?