Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Workout Wednesday: Ready to Run

In the final days of my taper, all I could think about was how happy I was it was almost over because I was going to give myself a much needed break from running.  Three weeks, I'd say.  Three weeks and I'd be ready to go back.

But then I ran the marathon.  Then, the soreness faded.   and the itch began...

I was itching to run.

I'd take a few tentative steps - chasing after the twins, jogging to catch up with my hubby, seeing how fast I could get down the stairs.  Little things that only served to feed the itch.

Tonight - at a week and a half since the marathon...I scratched the itch.

It started with a hard day at work.  A mentally and physically tiring day that I just wanted to go away.  When I can't stop ranting - I know it's time for a reset.  When I came home, I barely said Hi to my MIL before I changed and had my sneakers on and was out the door.

Not long and not far.  After the day I had - only a run would cure it.   I'm glad I did.  It didn't hurt near as bad as I was expecting.  I still have healing to do, but it was good to get out and pound the pavement.

So 15 mins and 2.5K later - I'd softened the edge on my day enough that I can let go of it.   And I scratched the itch and proved to myself that I would run again...

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