Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Don't Call It A Comeback, But....

Hello, hello folks!!

Happy Wednesday!!  We're halfway through another work week, which makes me so happy, happy happy!!  I hope you're having a great week, so far!

Yesterday was a beautiful day here. The weather was supposed to be fabulous, so I packed my gym bag with my running clothes and threw it in the car, just in case. About mid day, one of my friends posted on Facebook that they were going to run at Turkey Mountain. That's the place that we went trail running on Sunday. In addition to the unpaved trails, there is also a paved road that runs parallel to the west bank of the Arkansas River. I have a group of friends that meet there nearly every Tuesday for what has affectionately become known as "Turkey Tuesday" The trail starts and ends with a pretty decent hill and is a great place for hill repeats. I was feeling good, so I decided to go give it a try. I advised them that I wouldn't be going fast or far. They understood and said that was ok, we would all go our own pace. I got there, changed my clothes and was happy to see my friend, Edna there. I knew she would be running a comfortable pace for me. We went out for 1.5 miles then turned around and headed back. So far, so good with my foot! We were at about 2 miles when I heard a bird overhead screech a couple of times. I was going to keep going but I happened to glance up and saw that it was a bald eagle!!  What an awesome sight to see!!  Of course we had to stop for pictures!!  LOL

 
After the bird flew away, we continued on the trail. It's uphill all the way back! My endurance isn't what it used to be and Edna has had some injury issues too. Rita was with us and was supposed to be keeping our pace down. We walked a little bit after the pictures and before we got to the hill. I wasn't planning to run the hill because it is very steep and I was concerned that it would hurt my foot/heel/Achilles. But, we were running a comfortable pace and everything was feeling good when we got the hill, so I just ran! And I made it to the top without any pain!!  It felt so good!!
Post run, happy girl selfie
 
So, don't call it a comeback, but I think I'm back!! 


 I can't tell you how exciting this is for me! My running friends will understand!!  I am not going to push it. I don't have any races planned at this time so I'm just going to take things slow and steady. I'm going to run when I feel good and when I can. I'm going to be thankful for the any run that I can get in. I really think that the arch support is making a huge difference.

Being able to run again has definitely boosted my mood and increased my motivation. I'm feeling like working out again. I've joined a challenge group on Facebook for additional encouragement, motivation and accountability. I'm planning to get back on track with my cross training starting tonight! 

So, last week I was lost and looking for my mojo; this week, I seem to have found it! It's amazing how much joy I get from running!!

Until next time--get up, get out, get moving and be awesome today!!

Your friend,

Theresa

What is on your workout schedule for today??

6 comments:

  1. Wednesdays are my fave non running day workout-kick boxing! It's a sweat fest. Love it! Deborah @ http://confessionsofamotherrunner.com/

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    1. I've never tried kick boxing. Maybe that would inspire me again

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  2. I know exactly how you feel and it's a great feeling! Glad you are feeling "back at it"! I'm getting ready to go out there myself in a few minutes! It's a beautiful day out!

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    1. I'm trying to take it easy and be smart about my training. I don't want to get reinjured

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    1. Yay! It's been a week now and so far, so good!

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