Heal – to restore or be restored to health
I am on the mend. After my physiotherapy appointment earlier in the week, I managed to get in two back-to-back runs and one “long” run today. The first two runs were 3k and 4k, respectively. Today’s “long” run was 5.25km. I put long in quotations because it’s hardly what marathon runners would consider their long run, but for this gal, it was a long run. It felt like a long run.
It’s amazing how fast my endurance decreased after not running for 8 days. It’s getting better, slowly but surely. And so is the Achilles tendon. I have been doing my heel raises religiously and icing it after my runs. I can still feel that it’s irritated, but much less so than a week ago.
It feels great to be getting back to work on my 10k goal. Sadly though, I don’t think it’ll happen before April 1. If I push for it, I will likely get injured again. So for now, I am not setting the goal but will just take it one run at a time and see how I do.
I see my running as fulfilling two goals. One is to get physically fit; the other is to stay mentally fit. Maternity leave has left my brain a bit mushy. Mostly from the lack of sleep but also from the fact that I haven’t really thought about medicine in the past five months. It’s been a good mental break but the time has come to exercise my brain.
But first I must rid myself of this awful migraine. This is one of my favorite photos depicting what its like to suffer from migraine headaches.