Well, it's been a while, hasn't it? Sorry I've not been around, but I've been working and haven't had any energy to run let alone post on here!
But, I've been slowly working my way back since mid December in fits and starts. Initially, I was working to a slow pace for a 2.5k at around 8 minutes per k, one run a week when work allowed. Since I finished on New year's Day I've been clawing my way back up to a distance, and then extra rest has meant that my knee (sprained in September) is finally healing. But after managing a 3.3k three days ago, I decided to push further with a different route, and it paid in dividends! I had a couple of fifty metre recovery walks, (I have to stretch off my calves, a 2 stone weight gain puts a LOT of pressure on certain body parts whilst running) but around the 2.5 - 3k mark, my breathing was clear and easy, and I felt like I was flying and that I could run for ever. You know that feeling, where your form is pretty perfect, no extraneous body movement and everything is effortless. The feeling didn't last long, but it was enough to make me want to chase it again after a rest day.
Makes me glad I didn't give it up as a bad job when my distances hit rock bottom. 😊