Today was my first run back from injury. I only ran 2.5 miles, but it was great to be hitting the pavement again. The past 4 weeks I’ve been out with an achilles tendon injury. I’ve have been doing exercises to strengthen the tendon, and I have been doing some yoga to work on flexibility over the past 4 weeks, but other than that, I have not done much else.
This morning, before I hit the road I did exercises for my tendon, and then warmed up with yoga and a strength circuit. The run felt great. Even though it was only in a neighborhood, there is a sense of freedom I experience when I run out the door. I’m looking to moving right next to a county park in a few weeks, so my runs will be out on the trails daily! There are bald eagles that live in the park, and I look forward to seeing them.
This injury has derailed my spring running goals, but I do have a few goal races coming in the summer and fall. I’ll write more about those races in an upcoming blog post. I also purchased a new watch during my injury, and hope to do a review on the watch in the near future.
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