*My calves are still crap from the boot. I wasn't using one leg for 3 weeks and that was just 2.5 weeks ago.
*I'm still hitting the pool and bike moderately.
*I could be "tired"
*I didn't run for 2 months, this happens
*confirms that running is the most bad ass sport out there.
I think I need to gain muscle back in my calves and gluts. I didn't notice it until I went on my first run. The power wasn't there. So my focus is on rebuilding those areas via running and strength training.
Last week I ran 27 miles in 7 days. starting with 3 milers and ending with a 6 miler. I never increase more than 1 mile a day.
This week so far I've run 6 milers on Monday and Tuesday. 7:23 pace and 7:18 pace averages. I HATE stopping but I promised my ortho I would stop and stretch at the midway point. Technically, I am over doing it but I know my body. I have zero stress fx pain but overall soreness and feeling like I want to lay down and take a nap. Then getting home and taking a nap. lol
As I was sucking air today and my legs were burning and sweat was dripping in 55 degree weather I thought of my running partners over the years. The ones that never talk on a run just so they can keep up or the ones who stop and stretch mid run. The ones who wouldn't run with me. Or those in a group run who whisper, let her go. NOT saying I was ever fast but I GET IT NOW!! Running is hard work. I will never take it for granted again! But this sucking air bullshit will be coming to an end SOON!
|Mini me holding down the podium. Good job kiddo!|