Tuesday Night Club Run?

I finally got to have a Tuesday Night club run.

My Physical Therapist prescribed only a 5 minute run just to see how it feels.

A few months ago when we started to get back to running my left knee began to ache. After a month or so of treatment the knee is mostly better.

So I went from sore Achilles and heels to less sore Achilles, knees and added a sore knee.

Over all, things are getting better but 5 minutes was about right for tonight.

5 Minute Tuesday Night Club Run

When it takes me more time to get ready for a run than actually running, it kind of feels like a waste of time.

But when the run is therapeutic, it is a necessity. Running for a half hour or for a 5K would have been a mistake.

My 5 minute Tuesday Night club run was therapeutic in more than just the physical way.

Seeing my friends and having a wave and a smile as I headed back to the barn was really nice. It’s hard to explain the comfort I felt being out for a run with friends. Even if I was heading back and in the opposite direction.

Tuesday night club run, therapy run

So, my Tuesday night run wasn’t very long or strenuous, but it was worth the time it took to get there.

As always, I’m planning to get back to regular running. I’d like to run some 5K and 10K races this summer and perhaps run a half in the fall. Perhaps the BAA Half Marathon.

But recovery is a one step at a time process that requires patients and dedication to that process.

Run well My Friends,

Andy

Author: OmniRunner

9X Boston Marathon finisher, 17X marathons total. Sharing my love for running and the fun adventures and lessons that come with it. Helping non-profits increase fundraising and new runners celebrate their First 5K.

6 thoughts on “Tuesday Night Club Run?”

  1. 5 minutes running when you haven’t been able to run at all is a gift. A joy. I’m glad you’re on a path to recovery. Slow but steady wins the race back to racing!

    1. I’ve been using an Alter-G treadmill at the PTs office.
      It’s one of those treadmills that lets you run at less then full body weight.
      I can go 20 minutes on that at 70% of my weight, but nothing beats getting outside with friends for a run!

  2. A 5-minute run is better than no run! Glad you got out there and that your Achilles is feeling better, Andy.
    I hope you will get to do the races this year – and the half in autumn. That would be awesome!

  3. I go to a run club on Thursday evenings and we’ve had a couple of runners with injuries who show up and just walk. It’s nice to socialize afterwards. Glad you’re able to start running again!

    1. I think the socializing felt better than the run, or being able to run.
      My PT said I can do a 6 minute run this weekend. Ugh!

      So instead of a nice run on Sunday, I’m volunteering at a local race. That will still be fun.

      Thanks for your comment!

      Andy

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