I had only run a total of just over 40 miles since April. So when I put my shoes on Saturday morning the feeling was…different. I was ready but didn’t know how my body would react. I haven’t run at all since the end of June so I wasn’t sure what I was capable of.
I ran with a friend and kept it easy. The first mile was more of an adjusting period. I felt like I had never run before. Trying to make sure my form wasn’t complete trash and keeping it slow both proved harder than I remember. After the first mile I had a couple twinges in my lower abdomen right around my incision area. It felt like it was just the scar tissue being pulled. I stopped for a second, stretch a tad and kept going.
I had the same feeling again right near mile 2. I am honestly glad this is all I felt. I didn’t have any major pains or discomforts but I did take time to stretch things out for a second each time I felt this. I know my core is super weak. After having my lower abs cut open it is expected. So I am honestly super excited to get moving more and more as time progresses.
I finished the day with 3 miles and my legs felt good. I went extremely slow and easy so that I was careful. Tonight I have plans to do a base test and see where I am at and have some sort of benchmark down to watch my progress. This will be for overall fitness not just running. 🙂