So I’ve been in physical therapy for five weeks now, using the super awesome Alter G treadmill to retrain my running form and doing all sorts of strengthening exercises to fix my biomechanical inefficiencies – and I was finally set free to run in the wild! I still have two more weeks of PT, but my therapist thinks I’ve made enough progress to safely add outdoor running into my routine again! Woohoo!
I went to a local track tonight (nice and padded) for my first real outdoor run in ages. My dad and I are training for a St. Patricks day 5k and his training has been on hold while my running has been on hiatus. It felt really good to get back out there, even if it wasn’t much. We walked four laps, and ran the straight sides of three laps. No pain, no aches, no problem 🙂 It did feel a bit weird to be running at a faster cadence (I’ve been at 160-166 bpm) than I’m used to, but it felt good. I’m really looking forward to the next!