A journey of a thousand miles...

I test drove the back earlier today for the first time in two months.  I ran a mile sometime around noon, and waited to see if it'd ...


I test drove the back earlier today for the first time in two months. 

I ran a mile sometime around noon, and waited to see if it'd implode.  It didn't, so I ran 4 more miles at 7 pm, then went home to ice my neck/back (as preventative measures). 


This is the first time since November 30, 2011/since herniating a disc in my neck that I've been able to run.  

Not exceptionally fast, not exceptionally challenging (a 4 incline at 1 resistance for the whole distance), but it's something. 


My legs and lungs remember how to run; let's hope my neck and back remember how to recover.

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8 comments

  1. So gald you were able to go but that you took the good measures to take care of yourself.

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  2. Oh yeah--I'm petrified of reinjuring my back.

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  3. Hope you feel wonderful tomorrow!! Good thoughts going your way.

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  4. Thank you, Val! Feeling okay, but still cautious.

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  5. Whoohooo!!!! I bet you feel fucking amazing. And you're doing it the smart way by protecting yourself along the way. *hugs*

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  6. I feel good -- but I don't want to jinx myself here.
    There will be ice and stretching today.

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  7. I'm so glad to hear that you were able to do that! I hope that it does signal the start of recovery for you.

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  8. Kendra: If anything it means that i'm starting to confront the fear that i might not be able to get back to the feats I was pulling last year. But that i still have a journey in front of me.

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