A Case of the Mondays
After four hours of classes, I am in a particularly lazy mood today. After a full weekend and a fun few days with my mom, I was in no shape to face this week un-caffeinated.
Last night I had a dream that I was in a race, running hard. It felt so real, and I woke up to discover that I had not, in fact, been racing at all. Tomorrow will mark 3 months since my last real run, the one through Central Park the day before I was admitted to the hospital. I miss running so much. I always hear from my teammates about the practices and races that I am missing. Not being able to run feels like I’m being punished, and the longer it goes on the more I crave it.
12 weeks out from surgery, there is noticeable improvement but not enough of the swelling has subsided to return to full cardio exercise. I swear, it is the slowest recovery process I have ever heard of. But when you’re dealing with blood vessels and veins and nerves, it all gets really complicated and I would rather be safe than sorry!
At least tonight I will be able to enjoy Chelsea’s Pilates class again :) It’s mild enough that I can do everything without getting my heart rate up too much. You just can’t keep me out of the gym!
Since I got out of class, I’ve been pretty lazy, so I think there is a treadmill at the gym calling for me to walk on… but I’ll enjoy a few more minutes lounging around before I head over. (It’s not like I have to worry about it getting crowded.)
Better yet, a walk outside might be better.
Posted on October 8, 2012, in Fitness, Real Life Stuff and tagged college, exercise, fitness, health, patience, Recovery, running. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
So sorry you’re feeling down today and that it has been a slower recovery than we thought. Try not to get too discouraged, you WILL be running again. You are entitled to a lazy day and I hope you enjoyed it with a nice cup of coffee and some spiced nuts! Love you girl!!!!!
You will thank yourself later for taking it slow. That way when you make your running come back you can give it all you go. :)
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