So my 1st post-grad run over a month ago saw me do my longest distance 4.5k (yay) and pull/tear my calf muscle (boo). Did as I was told and rested (didn't have much choice) and tried a run a week later and had to stop after 3 mins (boo).
Since then a few weeks of loveliness of Easter, and extended 50th birthday celebrations hither and thither, including my first hilarious attempt at paddle-boarding.
And then came Sunday when I was going to go for a row. Twas a tad wild to put it mildly, and no chance of launching, so I thought I'd have a go at a "gentle jog" in Laura's words. No targets in mind, just do 5 mins and see how I got on, then 10 and so on.
4km and 30 mins later and all was good, ok, achey knees but the calf muscle was fine. Feeling it a bit today in my thighs but all good. Am so quietly pleased that all that 9 weeks work wasn't wasted and that I was back to square one
And the great thing about only getting out once a month is that Runkeeper tells you you've achieved your fastest run in a month!