It’s been a long week so far; I’ve been up past midnight every night since Sunday and it’s taking its toll.I even too yesterday off running. But I’m so excited by my return to running that I found the energy to go running this evening.
After my partner and I completed our 3km walk, I took off down through the grass field to do my second Couch-to-5k training session. As the sun set over the field of grass, I sent up a prayer of gratitude to all the people who have helped me through the past few months. I’m feeling more positive and engaged with life again.
There was no pain at all in my sacroiliac joint; not even a twinge. In fact, there hasn’t been any pain there since lunch time on Tuesday so that’s a good sign.
As I ran along the gravel roads I focused on my technique. I tried this whole lean forward controlled falling thing that William Wragg talked about in his explanation of chi running. While it felt awkward after a lifetime of leaning slightly backwards, it also felt oddly natural at the same time. I kicked my feet back behind me and corrected every time I came close to heel striking. I can see the attraction of this running technique and hope to one day master it (have I mentioned that I practice it in the shower every day?).
Total: 3km walk + 4km C25K run/walk session.