It’s National Running Day!!

It’s National Running Day, and I finally ran a mile – 1.2 miles to be exact!   After being able to get in just a half-mile this past week, I finally decided today was the day to do a mile.  What a great feeling it was!  Being injured really sucks.   It was so nice to just run and let everything go.

My hip and groin both felt fine today while I was running.   It actually hurt me more to be out in the garden weeding tonight.  Progress is such a good thing.  I finally have some hope to get in some races this year.  I was afraid to register for anything, for fear that I might just reinjure myself.   But, have no fear, I’ll be out on a race course in no time!

I also met with my dietician today, and I’m proud to say I’ve finally lost some weight.   I had gained six pounds since January, but since I’ve been walking again, and now I’m running, I’m down two pounds.  I’m on my way again, and it feels good!!

To all of you who think you can’t do it, yes, you can.  I don’t want anyone to think that being injured can keep you down forever.   Just taking that first step is the key.   I was so happy when I was allowed to even start walking again.   Now that I’ve finally got my first mile running in again, I know I’m on my way.

These past few months I’ve had to devote most of the blog to gardening, but this mile today leads me to believe that it will be more evenly devoted to running and gardening!

So, until next time, happy running and gardening!!

Jane

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