"The body is a sacred garment...and it should be treated with honor."
My dear friend Miglena said something in a comment to my last post that hit home...her exact words were: "Hang on and just ENJOY being (physically) able to run!" You are so right my dear! It made me think of all of you out there, Miglena included, who are dealing with injuries. I may have had a difficult week, but I can run and I am not in pain...believe me, I am very grateful and will not take this gift for granted!
Speaking of running...you all must have sent some serious energy vibes my way, because my 18K today went extremely well. First of all, it took me 2h11m (11.41min/mile or 7.16min/K), my pace was faster than it was for both my 16Ks. Also, it is only during approximately the last 2Ks that I felt mild pain (right knee and left hip - and my feet) and none of the pain lasted. Right now, I'm feeling good! PLUS, the weather today was perfect for running - beautiful sunshine, very light wind and 11°C/50°F...perfect! That helped me feel good today I'm sure...weather is so freaking important and totally out of our control. Newbie realization :)
Yesterday was also a good day (I'm guessing the very relaxing massage helped)...although, I have a feeling my energy level is pretty much back to "my normal"...Yay!
Have a great weekend everyone...thanks again for your amazing encouragement!