The Running Improvements I’ve Been Waiting For

Hey there! Last night I finally had a breakthrough run. A few weeks ago Ali, who also had bilateral fasciotomies last year, wrote about a breakthrough run she had when things just sort of clicked for her.

I’ve been anxiously awaiting that moment for myself, and I think I finally had it last night.

Immediately after the run I turned on the camera to talk about how I was feeling:

Even though I know I am not in competition with anyone else, I do look at Ali’s progress (she’s running up to 4 miles now) and wonder why I can’t even run 3 miles yet even though we had our surgeries within days of each.

Of course, she has always been a much stronger runner than me, so I need to keep that in mind. I guess I’m just impatient with myself and WANT to be running ALL THE MILES again already :).

It’s hard to ignore the comparison thoughts sometimes, but then other nights, like last night, I’m just so freakin happy with my own progress and can see that comparing myself to someone else doesn’t make any sense!

I’ll get up to four miles again someday soon too!

Enjoy your day and do something special for yourself today even if it’s just buying yourself a coffee from your fave coffee place :). We need to do that sometimes! 



  1. March 15, 2018 / 6:14 pm

    You will! And wasn’t she cleared to run before you due to your incisions?

    • Kristina
      March 20, 2018 / 7:38 pm

      Yes that is very true, she was cleared before me, but only by a couple of weeks. It’s all good, I know the comparison is silly!

  2. March 19, 2018 / 2:10 pm

    Girl, I understand the comparison stuff so much. I know it’s pointless to tell you not to, but…

    I am working on a post about how not all my runs have been perfect and how I am still getting some tightness in my calves once in awhile – I don’t want to sugarcoat recovery and I’ve had two or three runs that were like “oh crap, this discomfort is setting off a paranoid alarm bell”.

    I am SO GLAD you got to feel like things are clicking into place! Our surgeries were close together but our recoveries have been different from the start, and I wonder how much of that was due to me having two separate surgeries and your body having to recover from a double. It’s only mostly downhill…uphill…whatever means “improvement”… from here, I think. Recovery isn’t linear but when you step back, you realize it mostly is.