No knee pain!
My lungs were killing me. I had a stitch in my side that would have flattened a weaker woman. Had to take about a 30 second walk break at the 2k and 2.5k mark. Between my shoulder blades hurt. I felt like I was at the 17k mark of a 1/2 marathon that I haven’t trained for and I was only at 2k….
Getting back into running is almost more difficult than getting into running in the first place. When you first start you expect to “feel it” at 2-3k…heck, I felt it at 1 minute of running when I started. But now I know what I can do. I have ran faster for farther than I did today. But at that point I was training hard, running 4-5 times a week. This is my 3rd run in 2 weeks. I know, I know, I know. It will come back. I have been through this before. I know that it just takes patience to gain it back.
On the bright side:
It is BEAUTIFUL outside! The sun is full on, there’s a gentle breeze, its warm and clear outside. Now that I can breath again, I’m going to get on with my day!
On another bright side:
I started working at the Running Room yesterday! I was missing the running community while I am off with this injury and it was a ball! I chit chatted with customers about running, events, training, and sold clothing, jackets, nutrition, sneakers…I was up-selling, cross-selling, rocking it out like I was John Stanton himself! BAM! Loved it! Can’t wait until next Saturday.