Legs Still Work

If you didn’t notice the big hole in my run log entries for the last few weeks, I’ve been a running hiatus for a few weeks while I was getting a hernia repaired. After freaking out about the operation for a few weeks, the day came and went. Its wasn’t the kind of thing I’d look to do everyday, but not nearly as terrible as I thought it would be.

I took it easy for 2 weeks post op and started working to do some long walks as run substitutes. I walked on some of regular running routes; felt good to be out but kinda made me miss running more. I also dusted off my bike for nice relaxing post work jaunt.

Yesterday, was my first run. I’d been pretty much chomping at the bit to get back to it; partly because I new just how much I’d atrophied in the last few weeks and partly because I really need the stress distractions at work.

So, I was off to the Y. I did a few extra stretches to try to loose up some tightness in the hernia area. Thankfully, I don’t really have any lingering soreness in the area, its just kinda stiff from me taking it easy.

I wanted to keep the whole run at an ultraslow pace. I was quite relieved after the first few laps that everything stills to work fine. 3 miles later, I was happy to tired rather than sore. I gonna write that off on a long work week, rather than completely on the fact I’ve basically just lying around lately. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

So, what’s next? I think I’ll try to get back in the daily run mode. Gonna force myself to stick with 3 milers for another week or so. I’m definitely bagging on the Mountain Goat Run next week (but I am volunteering!). I think I am gonna try the Komen Race For the Cure in about 3 weeks; its only 5k, so I don’t think it’ll be too much of a stretch to be ready in time. Before I forget or procrastinate again, I did just get my 2006 Boilermaker entry. No use waiting and missing the early bird signup discount.

Looking forward to lots more training miles!

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