One Day at a Time

Baby steps.. I took another short 2 and a 1/2 mile walk yesterday and things went well. I even went up and down a flight of stairs (something I have read is a good sign that the calf is on the mend) so this morning I went for another walk and as soon as I’d left my street and was on the main road through my neighborhood, I felt like jogging – just a little — so I did. This was the first time I’d ran at all in about 3 weeks. It felt strange and unfamiliar and cumbersome and familiar and wonderful and glorious all at the same time. Anyone who’s been injured understands the conflicting experience of testing out your legs after time off well!

I gently jogged about 3/10 of a mile, then walked again. I continued this Gallowayish method for the entire 3 miles. The IT band was a bit tighter today, so I’ll spend some more quality time with the foam roller and stretching it out today. The calf felt about 80% fine -just a little sore when I massage it.

The most enjoyable sightings on my walk/run: A cute, little boy about age 10 dressed in a red M & M costume walking to school, a little girl about age 7 wearing a huge red and white striped Dr Seuss hat and another little girl, about age 9 wearing a cool crocheted hat that was made to look just like a birthday cake complete with several colorful 4 inch candles popping out of the top of her head!!!

hall monitor

Another fun thing was having the kids who serve as crossing guards hold up the stop signs and stop traffic for me as I crossed the street near the elementary school. Reminded me of my days as a 6th grade hall monitor, wearing my neon orange safety vest, walking around looking bossy with my notepad and pencil – I guess those days were good practice for being a bossy mom of 5! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ave HR: 125. Max HR: 157. Drops of sweat produced: A few! Progress – slow but sure…

P.S. I wore the new Drymax socks and Moving Comfort Fiona Sports bra – both get my approval for awesome workout gear that does the job!

5 thoughts on “One Day at a Time

  1. I swear by the Fiona! I have converted many a person that Moving Comfort in general is the way to go, but specifically the Fiona. I want to try the Jubralee, but waiting for the price to come down a bit. It looks like it fits the same as the Fiona, but maybe a little more awesome. (I get ridiculously excited about Fiona sports bra. It’s a mild sickness.)

    • Now you know I need to go see what the Jubralee is all about! Even my 13 year old daughter complimented me on the new sports bra today! It’s that cute! I think I need the plum/teal one too!

    • Ok, I looked it up! It does remind me of the Fiona. The only difference I can see is the band underneath is a little wider, which I would like! Gotta try one out the next time I’m shopping in a store that actually has my crazy, hard-to-find size!!!

  2. I am soooo sadly bummed about your injury! Nothing is worse than not being able to run! I hope it heals soon! I was down once for a couple weeks and my patience level diminished so quickly! Hang in there!

    • Thanks so much, Jodi! It’s been tough sitting back when all I’d like to be doing is training right now, but I know it’s for the best — to let the injury full heal up so that I can come back strong and solid for the rest of the racing season! ๐Ÿ™‚

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