First, a few things…
A Black Hawk helicopter landed across the street from my office yesterday! There were a bunch of them in Boston for the Congressional Medal of Honor ceremony that took place in the city last night. This morning on the way to the gym I even got to see it take off, very very close up. It was quite windy and dusty, but also pretty cool.
Also has everyone else seen the new Snapchat features? I had a lot of fun with them yesterday, along with the millions of other people around the world. I spared you guys my demon one though, because it honestly frightens me a little bit.
So now for the running stuff. When I said, “don’t call it a comeback,” I really meant it. I tried running again last night after a Pilates class and about 30 seconds into it I called it quits. Something just didn’t feel right this time. There was more pain than there should have been. Maybe I was just being cautious or maybe I was just a little tight after sitting on the floor in Pilates for so long, but I didn’t want to risk it. I admit I got a little misty-eyed after the fact, but I know I’m going to continue to encounter set backs for a few more weeks now so it’s important to take these things in stride (this is much easier said than done). So when I got home I took another Epsom Salt bath (with string cheese, obviously) and listened to Hungry Runner Girl’s podcast with Runner’s Connect.
It was really great and just what I needed to feel better about things. As she’s said a hundred times, and I’ve mentioned on this blog before too, running will always be there for me when I’m ready to come back to it. And it will. It’s something I constantly need to remind myself right now though.
I also got great advice from my coworker this morning, when I was feeling down about it. She said, “You only get one chance to heal properly. Be patient and let it happen.” She’s absolutely right. As annoying and stressful as this is right now, I want to make sure I’m ready to go and fully recovered for Boston 2016 (I GET TO REGISTER AS A QUALIFIED RUNNER FOR THE FIRST TIME ON MONDAYYYY!) So right now I’m focusing on setting my sights on the long-term and not rushing anything in the meantime. It’s certainly been a lesson in patience.