Saturday was about as good as it gets. After 10 weeks, the 30 girls in my (and my three fellow coaches) Girls on the Run team lined up for their big day and ran the 5k. What a positive experience the day was.
Our chapter here has just exploded with something like 2,500 people now participating in the 5k, making it the biggest 5k in our county. That’s a whole lot of girl power out there and it was so cool to watch the flood of aqua shirts moving along the course. Even better was running the race with my daughter and then standing at the finish line, watching the girls that I got to know finish with huge smiles on their faces. Now I know how teachers must feel when they watch their students reach milestones. It’s incredibly rewarding.
For me and my own running, the day was a victory as well. I really had no idea how my body would feel running 3.1 miles after so much time off, even if it was at 9-yr. old pace. I am beyond thrilled to say everything held up better than expected. Even in the 24 hours following the race, when injuries are wont to tell you they’re angry, all my susceptible spots remained happy. I can’t tell you had good that feels–finally all those hours and hours of PT work are paying off.
I’ll be checking in with my PT today and then seeing him on Wednesday. I need some guidelines in terms of what I should/shouldn’t be doing with my running right now. But I don’t really care how short or slow the runs are, as long as they are runs.
Saturday was one of those days when everything falls into place–the weather, the time with my daughter, the time with my GOTR team, and the sweet feeling of running again. I could have bottled it all up.
What was the highlight of your weekend?