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!