I convinced my friend to join me for the run--I needed backup in case I had to be carried home! It was nice to run at a slow pace and get outdoors. I can't believe how good it felt to be outside and be running. I missed it more than I thought! We ended up doing 1.55 miles in 19 minutes (just over a 12:00 minute mile) which is a lot slower than I was running before my injury, but I really wanted to start out slow and make sure I didn't hurt myself worse. I think it paid off--my calf felt great! I could've ran longer, but my friend doesn't normally run so she was a bit worn out after our second loop around the park by my house. She wanted to stop, so we decided to call it a day. I was tempted to go for another mile after she left my house, but decided to play it safe and stop. I think that was probably wise.
|My bestie from high school--she was ready to call 911 if necessary!|
Today my calf feels fine--no pain. I'm going to go for a bike ride with my husband after work. I want to be outside and enjoy the beautiful weather, but I don't think it's smart to run two days in a row just yet. Hopefully the biking won't hurt either!
How's the weather in your neck of the woods? If nice, what are your plans for enjoying it?