I have been working towards this run since I climbed tentatively off the Injury Couch a few weeks ago. This morning's run was my longest run in terms of time and distance for over 5 weeks. My pace was slow and not always steady, and there were sections I really had to work at, but I made it through the 30 minutes and I'm delighted. I was a snail, but I finished a happy snail.
For those currently on the Injury Couch, be patient. I know it can be frustrating as I have spent several months on the IC during the past year, but thinking ahead and planning your comeback (whether it is restarting C25k from the beginning, going back a few weeks in the program or planning recovery runs) gives you a focus and something to aim for.
My latest injury happened during consolidation when I had big hopes of running 5k in 30 minutes. During this time I have watched my fellow VRBs with admiration, as they strive towards and reach their goals of 10k runs and half marathons. I'll admit to reading their posts with just a little hankering to be doing the same..... and I will, eventually.
During this time of post-injury recovery running I have learned to be more patient with myself and I have embraced my inner-snail, as her pace has been the right one for me at this time 🐌 ☺️. Sometime in the future my inner-snail may feel she wants to try out her skates 🛹 again, but for the time being, a snail's pace is just fine 😊.