Nervousness preceded today's first run since the stress fracture diagnosis. One just never knows what will happen, and reinjuring it would just cause more frustrating delays. But alas, today's run was a big success. No signs of the injury at all. Very relieved.
What there were signs of was being out of running shape with all the time I was off. Big "duh" there. Uphills I'm usually barely mindful of seemed like mountains, and technical downhills were approached with trepidation and caution. The heart rate? Sky high... especially for this slow pace. But it was fun. Big fun. It'll all come back in due time and I'm just glad to be out on the trails again.
Obviously, steady as she goes while I kick the rust off. Look forward to eventually getting caught up on everyone else's blogs!
Ran 3.9 miles @ 11:05/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 148/163
Technical trails, fire roads.
Lower 70s, sunny.
Shorts, short sleeved shirt, cap.