With #OperationComeback in full force, I have tentatively been getting back into the swing of things. I have continued to cross train, strength train, and throw in the intermittent run. My goal has been to start with 3 days per week with running and I have found that is more than enough. I have been a good little girl in that I now STRETCH both BEFORE and AFTER my runs (what the heck is that concept!?) and use things that are referred to as ICE and sometimes IBUPROFEN if I am a little sore. I am listening to my body and my body is responding with a big
“WTF is this Eli and where did the old one go.
I even put on my big girl pants and in a fit of courage registered for my first race post-surgery on August 10.
I am not expecting anything whatsoever. I just want to run it A) Pain-free B) Have fun and C) Renew my love for the run. No goal time. Goal times can complicate a comeback, and since I have worked up to running 5 miles straight with an average pace of 8:20-8:30/mile I am expecting something similar pace wise. Speed will comeback eventually. I just must have patience and faith in the run. And faith that my legs will take me where I need to go.
In other news, besides #OperationComeback, I have been a pretty busy girl
First it was an epic Christmas in July at PIB to celebrate my brother’s birthday since he is now all adult-like.
This past weekend, I was able to witness and be there to support the beautiful wedding of Jess and Ryan. I swear I am straight out of Wedding Crashers when I say that my favorite season is Wedding Season! Jess looked absolutely beautiful and I teared up when she started to walk down the aisle and I caught the glance that passed between her and Ryan. So full of hope, love, admiration, excitement, wonder, and faith. A true moment that causes time to stop.