Sunday, February 22, 2009

"test" run

So, good news. I went to the track this morning and did 1 mile pain free. Before I left my house I used the foam roller and stretched a ton. I was super nervous about this measly mile. You would have thought I was running a mile race. I got to the track and walked a lap. Then I did just as the doctor ordered: walk the corners, run the straights. After the first lap I was expecting the pain to start every time I ran, but it never did. WooHoo. It was so hard to hold myslef back, but I kept to the plan and forced myslef to walk. I have another appointment with the PT on Tuesday. I am excited to report the good news and see what I can do next. I came across a couple* of articles that spell out what to do after an injury. It looks like a long SLOW road to recovery, but to be honest, after seing some of the patients at the PT's office - I am VERY LUCKY! I am still nervous of course about every run in my near future, but today was a major step in the right direction! *check out that 7 week Pfitz training plan...

8 comments:

aron said...

YAY for no pain!!

seejessrun said...

I'm so glad you didn't have pain. The first couple of runs after an injury are so scary. I just think "please don't hurt, please don't hurt..." the entire time.

jen said...

Awesome. Take it very slow and easy and you'll be back to your old self in no time. Every time I am forced to take a break it makes me realize how much I love running and what a value it is in my life. It's a unique opportunity to count your blessings. :)

Alisa said...

Good to hear! Glad you were pain free today!

Janice {Run Far} said...

big yay for no pain...

Tara said...

glad you were pain free!!! sometimes it's hard to take it easy, but it always seems to pay off in the long run..no pun intended hehe

Chic Runner said...

hooray for no pain! :) Congrats on being able to enjoy running again! :)

P.O.M. said...

I'm so excited for you. I had my first painless run this morning too. I wanted to go further but it's smart to take it slow. So hard for a girl like me, but worth it to remain injury-free.