For the Love of Running

One of the hardest (but best) things about returning to running after injury is the necessity of going super slow. It feels so good to be moving again that you just want to open it up and let your legs fly.

Although it seems like so much fun, the little voice in the back of your head warns you about reinjuring yourself. Since I consider myself to be a little older and a little wiser now, I listen to that voice and just shuffle along.

The nice thing about going really slow is you get to focus on enjoying the sensation of running. You can take in all of the sights, smells, and sensations of a run. In other words, you just put one foot in front of the other and move.

No constantly checking the Garmin and wondering if I am on pace for an interval or wondering “Am I going too fast or too slow?” I am just enjoying the experience of running again.

I did celebrate my ability to run again by buying myself a nice new Lululemon cool racerback tank! I have been dying to try these out! They are super comfy and don’t ride up on the run! Here is the one I ordered!

 

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Comments

  1. says

    youre back!!!
    Im starting :-)
    theres a fine line between us although that line shall last for about 30 seconds as you take off and find your grooooooooooooooooooooooooove.
    welcome back.

  2. says

    I love that you’re getting back to embracing the sheer sensation of running above all else. Isn’t it a wonderful feeling? PS. I LOVE that tank,I have one from Lulu and want more in every single color!

    • Jessica says

      It is such a great feeling Jess! I think my wallet is fearing a pending addiction to Lulu! ;-) My tank is supposed to come next Wed-not soon enough!

  3. says

    Glad you’re enjoying your runs. It is kind of freeing to just go out and run, without worrying about pace or distance. Hope things continue to go well!

    • Jessica says

      It is SO liberating! I am just going to bide my time until I can start adding some speed in. It’s nice not really being in a hurry to do so. :-)

  4. says

    Glad to hear you are feeling better! I am not running right now due to injury and this is a post I will read again when I get close to running again – wise words! Thank you. :)

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