I’ve been in physical therapy for about 3 months now and while my right arch is feeling much better, it’s not 100%. Because my left foot is overcompensating, I’ve been feeling mild pain & tightness in that arch. As you may know, I’m currently working on my left hamstring I strained cycling.
If your interested in reading more about it, just enter injury in the search bar on the sidebar.
So, it’s been…fun. But you know what, I’m tired of giving up on myself.
I may never be able to run another half marathon. Even though every doctor, specialist and physical therapist I’ve been to has told me the opposite.
While my right arch is feeling much better, it still screams at me when I overdo it. Like when I wore flip flops 4 day’s in a row last week. What was I thinking!? Lol
My hamstring is slowly getting better, but not 100% yet. I have high hopes for it to completely heal.
In my mind I feel like the healing process is taking forever. I often wonder if I’ll ever be 100% again.
Over the weekend I ran 2 pain free miles. My first run in almost month. While I was running, I started thinking that a 5k could be feasible.
So I’m going back to my roots. Basically, starting all over again.
I am officially training for a 5K.
It’s on July 14th so that doesn’t leave me with too much training time, but I’m certainly not shooting for a PR or to place. My goal is to race & finish feeling great.
I can run 2 miles without stopping. I’m over a minute slower than I was a year ago, but that gives me something to work on.
Now I feel so much better knowing I have something attainable to train for, instead of strictly focusing on the big picture. (half marathon)
If all goes well, I’ll start training for a longer distance, maybe a 10K. But for now I’m very happy with this.
If it means my body will only let me run 5K’s for the rest of my life, so be it.
Running makes me happy so I’ll take it and smile.