For the past few days, I have been over the moon. You see, on Saturday, I ran again. Not just a tentative 3/2 run either. I picked up where I left off back in early December - three sets of run5/walk2. And it felt amazing. No tightness in my calves or feet, no knee pain, and I didn't feel like I was going to pass out. I almost wept with joy that I was able to go back to where I was two months ago and my body remembered exactly what to do. Heaven!
I have what I'm hoping will be my final physio appointment with Joyce tomorrow, at least in terms of my calf/feet issues. Honestly, since I had the stomach flu two weeks ago, I have been slacking with my stretching and strengthening exercises. I know, I know! I'm getting back into the routine now but even having done next to nothing, my legs still feel great when I get on the treadmill. Incredible. I can't wait to get back on the track tomorrow (must remember to pack my watch AND a water bottle) and see how I do.
The progress with my legs has renewed my excitement about Toronto in October. I almost forgot that I also have a 5K race to run this month. You might remember I signed up for a virtual race before Christmas. Well, the race has to be run this month (February) so I'm sorting out when I figure I'll be ready to go for it. I'd like to get a few more consistent runs under my belt before attempting it but I'll get 'er done. I even printed off my race bib yesterday! Yes, I''m a running nerd.