LOOK AT THIS!!!!! I kept it slow and steady and right at 2 miles (just over) plus avoided big hills. I walked up the last hill because it shot up to the parking lot and I knew my PT would fuss at me for running that one. So to give you a comparison to where I was 3 weeks ago, here is my run right before I started physical therapy.
After 1.5 my hamstring was getting tight and I was tanked anyway. Took a walk break and then tried to run again and never was able too. My entire leg just got tighter. So I waked back to the car. I was in tears that night on the phone with my two friends. That’s when I called the next morning and started PT on Thursday.
Went to PT yesterday, she was thrilled with my run especially because it didn’t hurt. I was a little tight in my hamstring but nothing that slowed me down (to a walk), got too tight so I couldn’t run or anything. I kept my stride short and easy, ran at an easy pace and just tried to enjoy it ( even though I don’t really enjoy running, more the affects on my body and such but let’s just go with it). I stretched immediately after my run and again while I was getting my boys to bed. I also put ice on my hammy and hip flexor when I went to bed. I also had KT tape on my glute, hammy and hip flexor.
So here is the plan – keep my runs at no more than 2 miles until I have no tightness or problems and I can start doing brick workouts to get ready for my tri in May. This was starting to freak me out/worry me that I wouldn’t be ready for the race in 2 months. I know 2 months is a long time but it’s not really and in my head the 2 miles I would need to run might as well be 20 when you aren’t sure you can do it. As long as I listen to my body and stop running if it hurts and walk back to the car. Next week I will run for 2 miles on Tuesday night and then do a bike/run brick workout on Thursday.
So as I am looking through pics and other stuff on my computer I found this one and it’s very true right now. Slow is completely ok!!