So I had my doctors appointment this past Friday in which I was hoping to be officially cleared for moderate-high intensity exercise once again. I have been counting down to this appointment for so long, I was beginning to wonder if the day would actually arrive. I felt like my 8 year old self again, anxiously waiting for Christmas to the point that it hurt.
After a bit of a wait and going through all the mishaps and commenting that what happened to me was not common at all, I finally heard the words I have been waiting for:
“If it feels good, go for it.”
And I did. Not immediately after my appointment (though I did semi-seriously contemplate bringing workout clothes with me) but the very next day. I went for my first run since October. That’s a long time in between runs. It was not heroic, I did not break any records and it most definitely wasn’t easy but I got it done. And even though it was tough, it felt awesome. I have a running plan and I am going to stick to it to a tee. Often times, I’ll feel good and do more than a plan calls for and end up injured or sick from pushing myself too hard, too fast. Like anything else, I will be focusing on the slow and steady to hopefully avoid any setbacks along the way.
How was your week? Did you try something new? Start up a new plan?