This Morning, I Ran Two Miles Straight.

We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming with this important announcement.

This morning, I ran two miles. Straight. No walking.

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That probably seems like no great feat to most of you, and trust me, two years ago I would have scoffed at such a lame announcement. But anyone who’s been reading my blog for any length of time knows what an incredible milestone this is for me. I really thought I’d never run again.

For a while there, every time I thought I was overcoming one injury, another one would crop up. I wasn’t even running when I tore my peroneal tendon last winter. But, finally, it seems like there might be a light at the end of the tunnel.

I started out walking 4 minutes and running 2, alternating until I reached 24 minutes. That was back in July. I’ve been following a program and trying to be consistent so I have the best possible chance of a full recovery. When I finally got to the point that I was running more than I was walking, I felt like there might be hope. Then today, I finally ran 2 miles straight without any walking breaks.

I’ve actually run farther than that, but with some walking intervals. Yesterday I ran 3 sets of 10 minutes with 2-minute walks in between, and I’ve done that a few times, so I’m actually getting back to a respectable exercise program. Between that and my strength training workouts, I finally feel like myself again.

My feet still hurt from time to time, but I haven’t had any major setbacks in several months.

I’m still in PT, and I saw my podiatrist last week. He is taking an active role in my recovery, which is awesome. We’re continuing to work on my ankle flexibility and mobility as well as hip strength and all that jazz. I don’t know when I’ll be completely done with therapy, but I want to be sure I’m ready this time so I don’t have anymore setbacks.

That is all. I just wanted to share my good news!! I’ve been flying high all day. 🙂