Hey gang! I'm back! Things have been wild so I havent been too inspired to blog. Also, this injury thing kinda got me down - hard to write a running blog when you can't run!
That said, I'm back to it. So, I sort of spaced and missed my check up to get cleared to run. (Doh) but, never fear, the interwebz are here! Let's face it, I knew what he was going to tell me...
"Well, it looks fine on the xray, and it's not hurting you, so just take it easy getting back into it."
And, let's also face this, that 10 minute appointment just wasn't worth $250.
So. I ran a couple of laps at the YMCA to test it out. 1/4 mile. Nothing serious.
Then, a mile of mostly walking on the treadmill.
Then, 2 miles - 2/1 intervals.
It still feels great. No pain! Not even after the fact after (more facing it) putting a lot of pressure on the spot - just to be sure!
So, things are looking good. I'm going to try an easy 3-miler with Alisha on Saturday. I'm about to bust to run the thanksgiving race in charleston again this year - it is one of my favorite 5ks of the year - I will not miss it!!
Still loving spin class, weight-lifting, and the new ellipticals at the YMCA. Alisha put together our half training program for the spring, and it's very heavy on cross training - yoga after long runs (I thought that was a genius idea!) spin class for maximum cardio, and weight lifting to make us infinitely stronger. It's intense, but diverse. Excited!
Enough about me - let me tell you that you have to go to my friend Regan's blog... she just finished her 2nd half-marathon - and PRd it by 29 minutes! She's pretty damned inspirational. Way to go, R!!
PS, my thanks to North Carolina for the AMAZING fall weather. It has been glorious!!!