so my last post was pretty... pessimistic. thanks to those that pointed out that optimism and positivity can actually go a long way in the healing process! ;)
last night, i took moose girl out for a walk/run. we did about a mile and a half with intervals and i was feeling pretty good. after taking moose home, i decided to go out and try for a mile on my own. it was a perfect fall day; crisp, cool air with gorgeous fall colors on the trees. i had my new oiselle wazelle black long sleeve (which is the perfect black long sleeve, by the way - so sleek and slimming) and it just felt like a good time to try for a run.
i felt pretty good a half mile out, but a little cautious that the pain might come back as soon as i tried to pick up the speed a notch. i gradually got faster until the last quarter mile when i realized i had picked up the pace quite a bit. not having any pain, or any twerks on a longer stride, i decided to sprint as best i could the last tenth of a mile.
it was no where near my fastest sprint, or fastest mile, but for that last stretch, i finally felt like i could push my body to perform, to achieve. it felt hard. but it felt awesome.
it's moments like this i have to remember on those days when everything seems hopeless and impossible. i might not be able to do much right now, but that little bit of something i could do made my day!