So, for those of you who do not know (and how?! I have been moaning about it ever since it happened!), I pulled a hamstring back in November, and it has been a long, hard six weeks of recovery and rest. I would not wish a hamstring injury on my worst running enemy (not that I have any), as it notoriously takes a long time for a ham to heal (something to do with there being a slightly lower blood flow to that muscle).
Anyways, long story long, I am running again! Albeit gently, 3 x a week, but starting C25K again – truncated. One run from each week. This morning's run was run 1 from week 5, so three lots of 5-minute runs, and I thoroughly enjoyed every run! My legs feel very strong – maybe from the strengthening programme I started when injured? I have been doing planks, bridge, donkey kicks and just recently, squats. I felt like I was flying this morning and my breathing was good! Over the moon to have a regular running routine again, folks.
This period on the IC has been good for me. (I cannot believe I am saying this). Mostly because it has given me perspective, taught me patience, and made me realise that running is in my soul now. I did not once lose my mojo, getting back out there was a dream come true, and I want to have running in my life for as long as I can. Whilst injured I stayed close to this lovely forum, read lots of great running books, listened to some fun running podcasts, and daydreamed about lovely runs to come this spring and summer.
Happy running lovelies. And to those of you currently nursing an injury, I wish you a speedy recovery.