It’s been 1 week since my horrendous back incident, and I am pleased to say that I was able to run today. I ran yesterday, my first run since it happened. I did a short and easy run of 2.25 miles. My time wasn’t as fast and it was previous to the injury, but I need to be thankful I am moving again.
Today’s run was unplanned in terms of distance. I knew I wanted to do at least 5 miles; but I was prepared to bail whenever necessary. I didn’t exactly want to do much farther than that since I haven’t done more than 5 miles in the past 2 weeks. It was a VERY humid and hot morning. I wore my fuel belt with Gatorade so that I would have some fuel with me to avoid further injuries by staying hydrated. I was sweating head to toe within the first mile. My fastest mile was my third but then I was feeling a little lightheaded. So I walked more during the fourth mile.
Overall, I am pleased that I am back on track for the Dumbo Double Dare training. I have done back to back runs, even after injury and not running for a week. I enjoyed taking walks during that week and may resume that on my non-running days. I’d like to take the kids with me on walks. I am learning how to handle the fatigue on back to back runs. I was remembering during today’s run that I did just run the day before so that’s why my legs also feel a little more tired than usual. I also have to remember that on very hot and humid days that my pace will not be at its best. Summer training resumes. The weather will remain this hot. I hope to go for a longer run on Friday. I would like to do a short run earlier in the day on July 4 and while the kids are in camp on the 5th get in a 6.5 or 7 mile run. That’s my plan. So it’s back on again, hoping for no other issues with my back. I have made adjustments at work to have a standing work station and when I do sit, it will be for shorter periods of time, with a new chair and the correct ergonomic set up.
Just 60 days till Disney Land!! HOLY CRAP!