I haven’t run in nearly 7 1/2 months and I actually did it yesterday. And that was a big step for me.
I had been working on my own version of a walk/run C25K last summer before I broke my ankle in 3 places on August 15th. It has been a very slow and arduous journey back to walking, and I still have times when the pain and swelling flares up and I limp.
But I started back to the gym about 2 weeks ago, and have been working out at home
using my Beachbody ChaLEAN Extreme program, and just felt ready last night to try a brief run. And I do mean brief. I think it lasted about 15 seconds and I did it twice. I just wanted to celebrate once it was accomplished. No balloons fell from the ceiling of the gym and I probably looked like a dork with the big grin on my face, but I didn’t care. I had just run.
Running had been a goal I set for myself to complete before the end of March and I did it. Fear of the pain, or perhaps falling down, had prevented me from trying sooner. But now it seems that conquering that fear has lit a new spark in me, and I plan on creating a new C25K program to start April 1.