It was day 3 of 4 on Step 1 of my “return to running” program (4-min run / 2-min walk x 4), and by far the best run I’ve had since starting back. Earlier today I did an hour of aqua jogging at the YMCA, since my running schedule is nowhere near enough to keep my fitness up. While it is still monotonous, I am learning to appreciate it as great, non-impact cross-training activity.
After an awesome dinner with my parents at Bonefish Grill (and FroYo at Sweet CeCe’s), I went out about 9pm for my Run/Walk, in what turned out to be a steady rain. I smiled a little to myself thinking that I went from “aqua jogging” in the pool to “aqua running” outside. I felt really good during the running segments, and my right-leg felt great with no discomfort at all. Even though I’m essentially starting over, it feels awesome to run with no pain, stiffness, or soreness in my right leg after dealing with it for over a month before being forced to stop in late August.
With the walking segments, I finished just over 3.1-miles in just over 32-minutes at an average pace of 10:16 per mile.