Good enough for now

Last Friday I got the all-clear from my doctor to “do it all.”  And that’s just what I did.

On Monday I charged my Garmin, and installed the plug-in on my computer.  I cut the heart rate monitor Jason gave me for Christmas out of its packaging.  I synced my iPod.  And set out for my first run since Boston’s Run to Remember in May 2011.

Now let me just tell you.  It was a lot easier than I thought it would be.  I felt like I could run a lot farther…than a half mile.  And a lot faster…than 13 min/mile.  So I DOUBLED the distance on Thursday! (Yes, that totals 1 mile.  Let’s just focus on the double part for now.) On Friday I sped up to a whopping 12 min/mile!

And I’m surprisingly okay with this.  I knew I wasn’t going to pick up where I left off.  And for now I’m still just carefully easing my way back in.  I feel confident that it will come back to me.  So confident in fact that I went ahead and did this.

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So it’s official!  I “completed” a full marathon in 2006 and swore I would never do one again.  (To say I “ran” a marathon would be more than a stretch.)  It took me six years to warm to the idea again.  And now I feel more than ready for training.  I’m excited!

I also made it to yoga on Tuesday.  Everything about it felt sort of like going home for Christmas.  The routine of signing in, changing, filling up my water bottle and laying my mat down next to Kelsea’s for some good, old fashioned, pre-sweat gossip.

I had no expectations for my body, and that served me well.  I managed to stay in the room, did not pass out or throw up and even made it through most of the poses.  That’s good enough for now.

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10 thoughts on “Good enough for now

  1. Good for you! It’s so freeing to get your body back to yourself, and I bet exercising feels great after the inevitable fat-and-can’t-do-anything-about-it pregnancy feeling.

  2. A big, huge CONGRATS to you! I know exactly how good you feel right now. I’m so happy for you. Now just take it nice and easy out there. No worries on pace/distance, etc. right now. Just work on getting back slowly but surely. I found that the 4-week mark was where I finally started to feel efficient again, and by 10 weeks, I felt pretty back in shape. Good luck with it!!!

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