Returning from an injury isn’t easy. After two months of no running and twice weekly PT (I recently became a physical therapy drop out) I am taking my return to running very seriously. I am still doing my PT exercises every night and I am following a slow and steady training plan as I return to running. My PT didn’t really give me any advice on this, one of the many reasons why I became a drop out (and I am trying to save money), so I consulted friends who had been through similar and a ton of internet resources and put together my own post injury training plan. This is my road to redemption, my return to running, my step-by-step injury recovery plan and I am planning to succeed (fingers crossed).
According to this plan if everything goes well I will be up to a 10K (6.2miles) in a little over a month. I am really emotionally torn about this because:
1. My left leg is still not 100% and I can definitely feel it when I run My leg is feeling a little bit better.
2. I am supposed to run a Half Marathon in 3 weeks Forget it, I’ll do my first 5K instead, new goals.
3. I am used to being able to run multiple miles everyday At least I am finally running again.
Here goes nothing, praying, hoping, wishing, dreaming for the best… there are a lot of marathons out there calling my name and boy do I want to answer that call!
Have you ever had to return to exercise post injury? How’d you do it?
If not just tell me know much working out, lifting, running, moving, rocks….PUMP ME UP!
Nov.14 – Today I #givethanks for my new job (I’ve been there for a bit over a year now) which I love!