One thing I have not mastered is patience. I used to wake up and pray for it each day and somewhere along the way, I have stopped. I need to start doing that again.
I'm coming up on three months post-op. I know, I can hardly believe it either. I have never, ever taken this much time off from running. NEVER! Yes, I have run a handful of times in the past few weeks but I want to be running more. I want to be able to run as long as I want to! I guess that's a lot to ask for.
This morning I took Boomer and Bella over to the Alameda Creek Trail with a plan to run 4-5 miles. Right about a mile in, my left IT band started yelling at me. I tried to run it off but ended up having to stop and massage it a little bit. That did help but I ended up only being able to complete three miles.
Oh, and I wore my Garmin - just because. I thought I was slow before? Ha! My comfortable pace this morning was 12:07/mile. Smokin', eh?
Yes. Everything takes time.