Monday, May 9, 2011

Back into the (Silent) Groove

Yesterday was my second run since my ankle injury last month.  It felt so good to get back into the running groove.  When I first set out to run last Thursday, I had no time or distance goals.  I didn't wear my headphones.  My only goal was just to run.  And run I did for two miles.  My ankle didn't give me the slightest problems.  I ran 2 miles and I could have ran more, but I didn't want to overdo it.  I was so happy that I was back at it that I almost cried tears of joy.  Friday morning, I woke up and went to Bar Method.  I had to work off those 'ritas & chips I consumed the night before.  My mom came to visit me this weekend.  We spent the weekend going to brunch and walking around on Armitage (one of my favorite places in the city).  I found the earrings and bracelet that I'm going to wear for the wedding.

Yesterday I took advantage of the beautiful day.  I took Oliver for a long walk & then I came back, laced up my shoes and headed out the door.  This time, my ankle was bothering me at the start of my run, so I decided to stop and stretch then I continued on for a slow, comfortable run.  It got better as time went on.  I went on another music-less run.  And I actually liked it.  I've always depended on my music to help power me through a workout.  There have been times when I've gotten to the gym, only to leave before I even workout because I discover in the locker room that I forgot my iPod.  But I really enjoy running through the city without Britney & Rhianna blasting through my ears.  It's relaxing and it allows me to concentrate on my breathing.  I think I'm onto something new.

On another note, Spring has officially sprung here in the Windy City! Yesterday, I swapped out all my sweaters & boots for sleeveless tops & flip flops.  I hope this weather is here to stay.  



  1. Yay for Spring!! Glad to hear you're able to run again - it's almost wedding time!

  2. I haven't run with music in weeks! One of the perks of doing all of my runs with friends/my husband. I am kinda loving it :)

    Glad you are gettin' back into your groove. I bet it feels so good!