Take last Saturday for example when I ran 4 miles -- the longest run for me so far since surgery. I even began to speed up a little towards the end and was so excited. Right now to run a 12:00 mile consistently is "good" for me. I started with a 12:30-13:00 first mile, so to finish with an average just under 12:00 mile was awesome.
I was feeling very slow, but when I felt myself speeding up a little I told my husband I was overjoyed and felt like my legs were remembering what it was to run long distances. Hooray!
Then yesterday afternoon my daughter and I did our two-mile run together. This was slow for her and speedy for me. Perfect. We didn't talk much, but we did make note that it was amazing to see how far I've come that we can run together.
Especially when it was four years ago this past week that I ran my first 5K and it took me almost 45 minutes. THIS picture reminded me of just how far I've come and encouraged me that things are not so bad now.
And that's a little photo proof of what I was up to this week. :) Have a good weekend!