The good news: my doctor gave me the clear to start back running the week after next!
Admittedly the plan is to alternate running and walking for the first three weeks, but I can do that! Assuming I have no further pain, I should be able to do the 5K for Clean Air and Broad Street 10-miler. Very slowly of course, and Broad Street will probably have some walk breaks, but still, I’m excited :)
The next few weeks will be pretty running-involved anyway between hosting a club track meet, volunteering at a half marathon, volunteering at the Penn Relays, and going to club track nationals! I won’t be running at nationals, but one of my teammates suggested I try shot-put. I’m sure that would be hilarious because I’ve never seen anyone my size doing shot-put before.
What I’ve been doing while not running: a lot of biking and some swimming (and sleeping in past 6:35am). I’m happy to say I’ve gotten better at each, but I miss running, especially with my running club friends. I can’t wait to be out there with them again.
I also had spring break two weeks ago – my friends and I traveled to New York and Boston. It was a good distraction, and although lugging around a cast wasn’t the most fun, it was more than worth it.
From the Staten Island ferry at sunset
From the top of Rockefeller Center
We didn’t exactly take a typical “spring” break
While I’m very grateful that this injury didn’t put me out for very long, I’m still a bit sad I wasn’t able to realize the half marathon PR I know I’m capable of. However, like I said in my last post, the PRs in the marathon, 5K, and mile are enough to satisfy me for now :) Here’s to coming back stronger than ever.
And better weather… spring, please stay for good!