First “Run” Back!

Last night, my PT cleared me to start the “Return to Running” program. I had been doing pain-free powerwalking (30-50 minutes at a time). I was so excited to run that I didn’t mind getting up early today! Week 1 Day 1 of the R2R program was 6 sets of 4.5 minutes of walking and 30 seconds of running. Newsflash: 30 seconds goes by fast! Haha.

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I was trying to get my PT to say I could also return to other activities, but he said for now to follow the R2R program, keep doing my glute exercises and I can keep swimming and biking. What I really wanted him to say was that I could start taking dance classes again, but one thing at a time. For now, I’ll have to stick to spontanenous dance parties when I find myself alone in the fitness center.

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Also, I think when you’re over 30, BYOB means different things to different people.

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14 Comments on “First “Run” Back!”

  1. I like your idea of BYOB! Congrats on getting the clearance to run again. Might be too early to ask, but do you think you’ll attempt the Oktoberfest 5k again this year?

  2. I’m down with your verison of BYOB. 🙂

    Good luck with your return to running! I hope everything goes smoothly and you can get back to dancing too! Keep that knee happy!

  3. Hooray for running! It sounds like your knee is getting a lot better, which is such great news 🙂

    I used to lip sync to my music all the time when I was alone in my old building’s gym. I may or may not have specifically chosen to use the equipment in the corner so I could do this without worrying about people coming and going seeing me haha 😛

  4. I did that program earlier this year! I loved it. At the beginning there was so little running I felt like it was easy, but by the end when I was up to half an hour running straight I was missing those walk breaks. I still feel like running continuously is hard sometimes, but I think having gone through the R2R program I am better able to allow myself walk breaks without feeling like a pansy. I ran for almost an hour an a half Sunday with a few walk breaks. You’ll be back to long running before you know it.

  5. Congratulations on being cleared to start running again! I remember when I was in rehab, it was horrible not being able to run at all. After I started running again, even in very slow bits and pieces, it made me feel so much better just to be out there and feel that I was making progress. I am really happy that you are on the mend!!!

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