I feel like I have been redeemed!
On Thursday, I had my last session of physical therapy. I need another few "check ins" to make sure things are staying in place as I get stronger, but I am done with the hard work.
Hopefully, there will be a lot less of ^^this^^ in my future. (BTW, that is my therapist in the yellow shirt, and he gets all the credit for smacking me back into shape. Atita at Premier PT, ladies and gentlemen.)
Also, this morning I ran 10 miles at a 9:40 pace and it felt amazing. After eight weeks out for injury, followed by three weeks of struggling to get my fitness back, this was the first run where I felt strong and relaxed for the whole thing. I feel so optimistic now. Also, I completely understand why people never start running in the first place, because working up to a basic level of running-specific aerobic fitness from scratch can be overwhelming. Over the past month, I have had many, MANY runs where I just put my head down and suffered. Today's run was liberating.
And for that reason, I couldn't wait for Monday's post to talk about it. TL;DR YAY RUNNING!