I'm also grateful to be done with the process. Most of the time I truly enjoyed it, but there were days when it simply wasn't convenient and cut into my personal training studying time.
So what does this mean now? Well I got a spiffy blue shirt from the therapy office and hugs from several of the staff with whom I have worked for the last 3 months. I'm planning to try to run 3-4 days per week, starting with 1:1 run:walk intervals and will increase my run intervals and mileage very, very slowly. One of my challenges in the last 4-6 weeks is that every time I experienced pain, I quit running immediately. Based on the guidance from my therapist I should try to stick to a normal running schedule, assuming the pain isn't increasing. That will help get my body adjusted to running again and help me continue to build strength and endurance.
Since the weather is turning nice in VA, I'm excited to get back to the road and hopefully enjoy some runs in the evenings with Adam. I'm contemplating a 5k later this spring/early summer so that I have a goal for staying consistent with my running.
Have you ever come back to running from an injury? Any advice?