Healing.

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.

migraine

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