Fact: Approximately 1 year ago, I decided to run my first full marathon. Eleven months ago, my shins started to hurt. This pain (coupled with my own stupidity) led to Urgent Care visits, XRays, Sport Medicine Doctor visits, an MRI, crutches, a boot cast, and Physical Therapist visits. (I was not able to run that marathon).
But now, the tides are changing!
I’m feeling really, really good!
I’ve been running for a few months now.
I’m still super paranoid. I do run/walk intervals rather than just running straight through. I ice a lot. I only run 3 days per week. Sometimes I use Advil.
But in general, I’m doing AWESOME!
This past weekend, I ran 11 miles!
I can’t believe how far I’ve come, and I’m feeling really, really strong!
Thank you to all my kind blog friends, and all my kind in real life friends. You all have encouraged me so much over this 11 month journey of pain and frustration. I’m praying that I don’t go back to where I was. I’m hoping that I’ve learned to listen to my body better. I’m grateful for each and every run that I get!
What are you grateful for today? What are you overcoming in your fitness journey?