Yes, two posts in one week. Woohoo! Something must be happening with me, right?
Yes. Something is. It is improvement. Improvement that I am able to see, to feel, to celebrate!
For the first time since July I have been able to string together FIVE, yes FIVE running days in a row. That is BIG in this world of mine. I don't feel any pain!! Just a tiny bit of numbness in my index finger.
Yesterday after work Topaz and I headed off to my old running grounds. I wanted to try running on gravel road, just to see how I would hold up. In the past I have run miles upon miles on this gravel road as there are many dirt trails that are offshoots and easy to access. I ran hundreds of miles here while training for Lean Horse where I ran my 100 mile PR of 21 hours.
Yesterday’s run was awesome! I was able to run fartleks for the first time in a long time! I ran a full 90 minutes upon the gravel without any pain.
At every trail intersection where Topaz and I have turned onto in the past he stopped and looked at me, waiting for the direction. He remembered.
As we finished up our run, walking a cool down, I said “Topaz. Do you hear that? It is my soul. It is singing. “