It is time for me to rejoin the running world. I was a little nervous thinking about how my incision would react. Was it too soon? But I had the okay from the doctor and I had been walking. I planned to reduce my running intervals and increase my walking intervals and at any time I could just plain old walk. I also decided to stick close to home in case anything were to happen. Which meant a lot of loops and out and backs. The big lesson I learned – I am not a fan of loops. Give me a long out and back any day of the week!
I arrived at the park and was greeted by the sight of fog and leaves that were changing color. Hello, Fall. Normally I am a huge fan of fall, and while I am super excited for Pumpkin Spice Lattes and football, I feel as if summer completely passed me by. Oh well. Sadly the bathroom was not open yet (yet being the operative word – after I completed a loop I checked again and it was open! Whew!).
A loop here and a loop there and I tried to do some math in my head to figure out my next loop. Early morning and being tired equals not so good with the math and a not quite long enough loop. In the end all that meant was doing an extra short loop to finish up with decent mileage for my first time back.
Good news? I felt good. I probably could increase my running intervals but I’m taking it slowly. No real bad news except once again my minutes per mile have taken a nose dive. I had finally gotten back to around 12-ish minute miles prior to surgery. I’ve come back before and I can come back again. It just might take me awhile, but that’s okay.
What else is going on? I survived my first week back at work! Holy cow!! I was so exhausted by the end of the week! But it was good to be back. And after a day or two it was as if I had never left.
While I was down and out, I started dreaming about races, because duh, I love races. I still haven’t fully committed to Rock ‘N’ Roll Las Vegas (in December). It is in the back of my mind, and I have made hotel reservations, but no plane reservations. We’ll see. I have, however, fully committed to 2013 Princess Half!! Yay!! Not only am I signed up, but I have all sorts of reservations! And I have a loose plan for what my “costume” will be.
And that’s that. Happy Sunday!