My return to running/training did not go as smoothly as I had anticipated. I didn’t go for the run to stretch my legs last Thursday and definitely did not go on Saturday–instead, I went to the motorcycle show (more on that later). I tried to go for a run on Monday, but didn’t even make it a quarter-mile before returning home in pain. I fretted and have tried to keep stretching.

I was doubtful that I’d be able to run tonight, but decided to give it a shot.

I was successful.

Wow. ~2.5 miles & no extreme pain. I think I might be back & ready to train // http://t.co/WjvWVxC via @


Melissa Coursey Hess

I experienced the usual discomfort as I started. Since I wear heels at work, my calves are usually super tight and ache for the first mile or so. My pace was great and breathing was even. I’m going to try again on Saturday to see if I get my training back on track…woo-hoo!

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I’m a joiner. I love the idea of writing with some regularity on this blog. I joined Reverb1o with that in mind. It’s also why I’m going to give WordPress’ Post a Week 2011 a shot as well. A post a day seems a bit too ambitious for me, but I’m pretty sure I can write a post a week.

Since my new race training week starts on Saturdays (yay, 3 mile run this afternoon), my blog week will now start on Saturdays as well. I’ll tag the first post of each week with “postaweek2011” and go from there.

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