Well, friends, it happened.
Yup, I ran.
In fact, I've run twice. Twice!
This is a big deal here in Happy Runner-ville. I mean, before these two runs, my last run was Thanksgiving day. (A.K.A. Horrible Hamstring Injury day.) That was waaaaay back in November.
But on January 30th, I ran again. I was walking along on the treadmill and I decided to just go for it. Try it out. See if I could run. Even a little.
And I did! I ran a half mile. A HALF MILE!!!!
It was awesome. Yeah, it was slow as anything and my hamstring was barking for the last half of that half mile, but I RAN!
Best part? Afterward I felt no worse than I felt before.
So, I went for it again and ran on Sunday. This time, I really pushed the envelope and ran a little more than a half mile. I think I made it all the way to .6 of a mile. Again, I felt it in my hamstring for the last half of the run but I didn't feel any worse afterward.
If I can keep this up, I'll be running a mile in no time :-)
To me, this is a super-duper development in my recovery plan. I've been soooooooooooo patient and I just hope that all of my patience and rehab exercises work so I can come back this spring and start to actually log some decent miles. I believe I will.
Even if I have to do it half mile at a time!
Have a great week, everyone!