It’s been 10 days since I’ve been cleared to start running again, and I’m going to confess, I’m having a hard time getting back into the routine. I’ve run exactly four times since then. I’m allowed to do easy, low mileage, but I just haven’t been able to make myself really want to do it. Until this morning.
As my run started, I really felt like I was just going through the motions, just putting the miles in so it was over with for today. But something happened in my mind about a mile in. I started thinking through my recovery plan and how I can get back on track by phasing in percentages of my training volume as my knee starts to feel better and better. I still may not make it to the point that I’m ready for my 40 miler in November, but as long as I can keep building, I’m going to try.
And, as all of these thoughts were running through my head, I realized that I barely even felt pain in my knee. I walked some when I got tired, but I got out there, and I enjoyed myself.
It’s kind of amazing what positive thinking can do…
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