I started running last week. It feels like I'm starting all over again. The out of breath phase is bad. The sore legs. It's all there. But hopefully it will come back fast. I guess it had been more than 5 weeks off. I really haven't been normal since August. So the first day was a shock to me about where I am now. I was kind of depressed. But I'm o.k. with it now. My knees are not 100 % better either. But I'm just taking it easy, walking when they hurt, and not pushing it. I'm just happy to be able to run again that I think I'll just take what I can get. I did 25 minutes the first day. I'm going to stick to the treadmill for a while so that I don't have to deal with ice or hills or the curve of the road. I rested the second day and then went for 45 minutes on Wed. I ran for 6 minutes and then walked for 1 1/2 minutes. I rested the next day and then I did my stepper thing for an hour on Friday. Saturday I ran for 45 minutes and did 10 minutes followed by 2 minutes of walking. I guess I'm back to working on a base. And that's o.k.
My plans for the next year include running the Wasatch Back in June with a team called Mommies got Back and then hopefully staying healthy enough to run the Top of Utah Marathon in September. I hope those are reasonable goals for me. I guess only time will tell and I'll take it as it comes.
Thanks to all my bloggy friends who give me such good advice and support. It is so appreciated!