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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a Release N Run Leash for free from Rad Dog in consideration for a gear review. All opinions are mine and honest in nature

If you've been anywhere near me, then you know that Miles is a huge part of our lives. If you haven't met Miles, here is a picture of him when he was just a baby pup. Miles is a Mountain Cur.

Now, he will be 2 in December, and he's still just as adorable. He thinks he's a huge lap dog. He loves to lay on the back of the couch. It's ridiculous, but we love him.

He is my running buddy, but he's also Hubby's hunting dog. This means that he's outside a lot. When I run with him, he's usually on a leash. When he's with Hubby, he's usually off leash once they are in a safe place away from traffic. Hubby uses a tracking collar, but he needs a leash when they get near roads, or when he needs to make sure that he stays out of certain areas.

I wish we would have had the Release N Run l…

No One Said Post-Recovery Would Be Easy, Or Fun, And Definitely Not Fast

I waited with anticipation, like waiting for the pregnancy test to say negative or positive. Ok, so maybe not that dramatic, but still I was on pins and needles with excitement waiting to get my running recovery plan. 

And then the email came..... and.... in 3 weeks I am up to running 3 miles without walking. WHAT?!? No, surely I didn't read that right. I missed something. Nope, that's what it said. At first I was super disappointed. Surely this isn't right. But then I started looking over the plan. And I realized that my trainer has me doing something toward healing, getting stronger, being a better runner, every day.

So I took a step back and realized that she's right. She prefaced the plan with the following message "It's better to keep it pain free than to make it too hard and re-injure the muscle" (Elizabeth DeSousa, Personal Design Fitness). So I'm going to trust the process, trust the plan, and trust my trainer. I know it's my responsibility to listen to my body, to stop a workout if needed,  and to let her know if I'm having pain so that she can modify. 

And once I got over the initial disappointment, I was excited to have a plan of action. And although my running might not be significantly increasing, my level of activity will be. I will be cross training 3 times per week, strength training 3 times per week, running 3 times per week, and walking 1 day a week. (Of course all of this is contingent on being pain free etc).

I'm hoping for a March 10 mile race. I was given a 'maybe' if I continue to be pain free. And instead of being devastated that I might miss some Spring races, I'm excited at the fact of becoming an overall  healthier person and stronger runner. (remind me of this if I have a set back)

Yesterday, I did 30 minutes on the elliptical. Normally it would have been a rest day. Today, I could feel the calf just a little and stopped to stretch twice. But I got in 3.5 miles today (2 miles running). 

It sure feels good to sweat again. 

Slow and steady.... slow and steady... 

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  1. Exciting!!! Better doing some activity than doing nothing, right? And it means you're getting healthier!

  2. A plan of action is a VERY good thing. Take it slow, and you'll be back to normal soon!

  3. Same thing for me when I first got my plan! SLOW pace and LOW mileage. But I want to do it right this time, and heal correctly, so I trust the process <3 Slow and Sexy!!


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