I finally went for a run this morning, and it was a brief one, yet it was a LONG time coming. It’s been 3 months since I tore my calf muscle playing ball hockey and while my ball hockey team forages ahead without me, I could only stretch so much…
So I hopped on the treadmill, set the speed to 5km/h and the incline to a whopping “1”, and after 17 minutes of brisk walking, I ran for 4 minutes. 4 long, tiring minutes waiting for my lungs to jump out of my chest or my calf muscle to tweak.
So I walked for 2 minutes, then ran for 2 more minutes.
Then I could go no more.
So I stretched some more, took a quick shower and got on with my day. It only took me 2 hours to cool my body down for that teeny-weeny run. A testament to how awful my conditioning has become.
Hopefully this is the start of something positive because I want to drop 15lbs before summer vacation and eventually get back to playing ball hockey.
To do that I’ll need to be able to run for 30 minutes regularly and easily…
It really is harder to get back into playing shape as you age! Especially when you can’t exercise that hard…
At least I ran today. Hopefully this puts me on the road to recovery!