First "Long" Run of Nike Women's Half Training

by - Tuesday, March 05, 2013

This weekend I did my first "long" run in ages.

Longest run since I've been out of my air cast. #fitfluential

Granted, it was only six miles, and fairly slow, but that's definitely the farthest I've run since I've been out of the air cast.

It was slow going, but I managed to run the whole time, except for the few times I got stuck at traffic lights.

I even took a little detour off my normal six mile loop, so I could scope out one of the condo buildings I'm considering moving in to when my lease is up this summer. I've been stalking condos in a few of the buildings near me on Zillow for weeks, but couldn't quite place in my mind the location of this building.

I was I got the chance to scope it out as part of my run.

I was also surprised by just how sore I was after the run and even yesterday. I remember when six miles was something I could have done in my sleep. I know the rebuilding process is slow, but at least I'm making progress!

And it felt really good to be out running slightly longer distances again. I'm realizing that I missed it a little bit, and I'm looking forward to the weather getting nicer so I can get back into it on a more regular basis.

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  1. Congrats! There's nothing like a long run after injury. It just feels so good to be able to run that long again, regardless of time, right? It's so funny you were scoping out a condo - 3 years ago we were in the process of finding a new apartment, deciding between 2, and I went on a 10 mile run so I could run past both and see which neighborhood I liked running in best!! ;)

  2. Jess, don't be discouraged! You are doing such a great job. Since I have been injured I have not been able to run longer than 30 min at a time, and it has been SO HARD. So I am very very jealous of your six miles! ;)

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