Saturday, April 30, 2011

She Runs! Slowly...

The long awaited test run went swimmingly on Thursday, at least from a knee perspective. My lungs, however, were none to happy. That's what a 7 week break doing not more than feeling sorry for yourself will do to you. Here are my splits. For reference, the first and last half miles are mostly flat, the second half mile is up the hill, the third is down the hill.


Decided to join my running group this morning for a 4 mile "easy" run. I am incredibly out of shape! Nothing about this was easy and I kept getting slower and slower. But the knee didn't hurt, so it's all good.

Yesterday evening, we went to packet pick-up/late registration for the Run for the Zoo and signed up for the 5K!! It is likely to be one of my slowest 5Ks, but I'm so happy to be running again that I simply don't care. I'm running again!! Yippee!!!!!

10 comments:

  1. They say "Slow and steady win the race."

    As long as you are running and crossing the finish line pain-free, that makes you a winner. :)

    Give ourselves a pat on our back for continuing to run instead of just doing something else because it is very easy to say, "Oh well, I was a runner until ...."

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  2. Yay, Lisa! I'm so happy to read that you are back to running and that you are knee-pain-free! I find 2 miles hard if I take more than a couple of weeks of from running. Nice job of getting out there for 4!

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  3. Running slow is so so so much better than not running.

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  4. Have fun at the zoo run! Don't worry, you'll get your fitness back!!

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  5. Slow-running is better than no-running! Hooray for no knee pain :)

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  6. Glad to see you back rtunning. Take it easy for awhile and let that knee remember what it used to be like.

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  7. I'll second what the others have said!
    Yay, you're running!

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