Three weeks of no running – but lots of ice, walking, ice, exercises and stretching – did I say ice? I hardly felt any pain from it the last two or three days, so I felt safe trying to run today. I warmed up by walking for 10 minutes, then slowly, slowly began jogging – I was scared for the first minute, then I was thrilled, because I had no pain. No pain for the first 2 minutes – then I walked a minute to make sure that muscle was stretched out and then ran 3 minutes. At that time I felt a slight pull in it, so I walked for another minute. Then I run 3 1/2 minutes two times, walking a minute in between because I could feel some pulling/pain in the muscle. I was hoping to run more, to run a full mile, but I knew it was enough for the strained muscle today. (plus, Jerry kept saying don’t you think that’s enough about a hundred times) The rest of my body felt great and I wanted to keep going … really wanted to keep going! But I did the sensible thing and quit before I re-injured it. I’m icing it now and it feels fine.
Looking forward to seeing how far I can run tomorrow!