I’ve been recovering from a calf strain the last few weeks. Tonight I decided to take it slow and only go 1.25 miles, and I had my first pain free run in over a month. I still have a long way to go to ready for my upcoming half marathon, but I am excited that I was able to complete this run!
The older I get the longer it seems to take to recover. The more stretching and hydration I complete the better I feel, but if I slip up I seem to injure quickly. I’ve had IT band issues, knee pain, hip pain, and a stress fracture over the years, and yet I keep coming back.
Running is my release. Stress is magnified when I’m not running, and I’m not as able to focus. Writing helps with this, but when I can run and write, wow! That’s when I’m feeling good. And so, tonight is good night. I hope you’re doing well too.