Today was my first run after 6 weeks of injury recovery. I was experiencing running related pain and soreness in my Achilles tendon over the summer, and I finally had the nerve to just take some time off. It was tough at first, but I adapted well to the lack of endorphins. I spent time looking for other things I enjoy doing like working on my new house, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. I would like to say that I spent a lot of time keeping up my strength and cardio fitness, but alas it is not true. I went to the occasional step class, hit the elliptical, and went on a few walks and bike rides. What this means, is that my running is really starting from the ground up. I feel like a new runner and it is challenging!
I plan to run a 3-4 times a week, and focus on solidifying a nice 5k base. Once this is easy, I will build up. Just like a newbie I will be move from 5k to 10k to eventually a half marathon. Here is a picture from my run this morning-sleepy!
And here are a few pictures from recent happenings! Fall candles, sweet potato rounds, library books, classroom, grad school homework, painted furniture, fresh flowers, and a family celebration.
See you again soon and enjoy the beautiful fall colors!