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Road to Recovery

This week I started running again and had my last physical therapy appointment.

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Tuesday night I ran about 10K with my running club and Thursday I ran 5K in the afternoon. Both runs felt pretty good and I now know that I came through my last two races without damage.

Tuesday morning I had my last PT session. My flexibility and strength were good and I have made a lot of progress since I started therapy for my piriformis injury this summer. When I told my therapist that I had run a half marathon and then a whole marathon within six days and was able to drive home from Hartford without pain, she knew I was healed.

Now that the crescendo of my running season has receded into the past I feel like I am transitioned into a new phase. Through injury and achieving goals I feel that I have learned a lot about my running and what I am capable of. I’m looking forward to applying these lessons to next year’s running.

I’ve started to look for races I want to run next year and will be building my schedule over the next few weeks. I hope to run a marathon in Vermont or New Hampshire this year and maybe one a little further afield. I’m on a very slow course to run all fifty states.

So to keep this brief I’ll wrap this up here. If I get my schedule filled out I’ll post that next week. I also plan to write a series of posts for people who are starting running and are looking for a few good running tips.

Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by.

© 2012 anagelin

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