Hello my lovely running pals,
So, after almost three weeks of not running (pulled hamstring and mystery virus that knocked me out for 9 days), I tentatively stepped out for a run after feeling better for the last two days.
I just did a nice steady 20 minutes - and it felt flipping amazing! My main concern was loss of stamina, but if anything, my stamina felt better than before! Legs felt okay; I can still feel something in my hamstring, but no pain at all. Stretched well and gently after and am so happy to get back out there I could cry!
Moral of the story is? If you are ill or have an injury, I know it is hard, but exercise patience and rest - and be kind to yourself. Stamina does not disappear completely after a couple of weeks or so - you might need to make your return to running a gentle one, but who cares! You can get back to form slowly. The most important thing is to stay well. The running will wait for you.