Two weeks ago I spoke of being on the true road to recovery. Today I can say that two weeks have brought me so close to being back. I can feel it. Each time I lace up the shoes and head out the leg feels stronger. It's tough to be patient but it seems to be paying off. Special thanks to those that have helped to hold me back this time and take things slow.
Last night I joined the team for our weekly speed workout. Once again I stayed back in the 9 minute group for my "speed". Unlike two weeks ago, I felt nothing. There wasn't even a weird sensation of pressure on the calf. I felt great. After a mile warmup to meet the group and another 1+ mile to the workout area, I dialed the 9 minute pace and did mile repeats. It was easy. Even though the distance turned out to be longer than a mile, I could feel the pace. When we got to the final repeat, I turned to a fellow teammate and just said "I'm back!." Still a humbling experience to be passed again and again but no pain is the thing I need to focus on for now. It also felt great to be running in a tank top and shorts again. It made it much easier to go west for post speed dinner.
Not surprisingly SNOW is in the forecast for Friday. That's March for you (and the ides of March today!). Boo!!!! I'm ready for the warmer weather and my bike is too!
Work has been kicking me in the you-know-what lately. I was able to quickly fill out brackets so we'll see how it goes using absolutely no judgement for picks.nbsp; I've actually been taking work home because I can't finish at the office. The red pencil has been getting a workout this week! (For those not in the know, it's what is used to mark up or "red line" drawings for someone to pick up on AutoCAD)
I also got another date to mark in red: June 7th. I'll be taking a super important exam. Time to map out a study schedule!