That’s how long I ran for yesterday.
Yep, running. I’m cleared to run!
I walked for five minutes to warm up my legs and then I trotted into a jog and from there into a run. It didn’t feel completely foreign, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel a little awkward, like I was just out slowly bobbing around. I guess that will happen after 12 weeks away from it.
Isn’t it funny that just in my last post I was talking about how broken I still felt? (Thank you for all your comments of support and love, by the way. They mean so much!) In some ways I still do since I know there is a long way to go before I’m back to full running form (for example: I’m only running ten minutes every other day this week), but pretty much right after that last post I found out I was in the clear. Ironic.
I met with a doctor/professor at Matt’s med school who I also talked to after I got my x-rays done. He felt around the area that had previously been inflamed and tender and was so surprised at how much better it felt. That, plus my clean x-ray and MRI earned me the “go ahead.” In fact, he said it was good for me to start running in order to start strengthening my foot. You don’t have to tell me twice!
I was so sad when my ten minutes of running were over. They flew by! But all in all, I’d say it was a sweet reunion.