|Running with Makenzie at the summer fun run!|
I have taken up running! I am addicted. I have the fever! I'm still slow and I can't go very far yet, but I am totally in love. It is just something for me. Something for me to improve at and to push myself hard to keep going.
I don't always love running. I actually hate it at some points through my run. When someone asked me if I enjoyed it, I told her that I feel like the entire time I'm running, I either love it or hate and but by the time it's done, I am so amazed at how far I have come. I am learning to love the burn that is associated with it. I am learning to take it easy on some days. I am learning and learning some more.
I've already pushed myself a bit too hard. I had some pretty bad Achilles pain after my long run on Sunday. I did about 5.5 miles and by mile 4, my Achilles was sore. Once I hit mile 5 it hurt and I should have stopped but I pushed on. It felt so tight after my run and I stretched a ton but the next morning was worse. I was walking with a good limp! I took 48 hours off and went back at it slowly. I did a short run to test it out on Tuesday and stopped as soon as I felt just a tiny bit of the discomfort. Wednesday was even better. I ran a little longer and didn't have any discomfort at all. I'm hoping it was a fluke and that's the end of it! Anyone else out there runners? I would love to connect and learn from other runners as well!
|Blurry but her giving me a flower after the run.|