Does “want to” count?

MAN!!  I really wanted to run yesterday.  There was no reason I couldn’t other than the fact it was one of my scheduled days off.  So why didn’t I?  Good question…  Honestly, I think I’m gun shy.  I’m very pleased with how I feel during and after runs now.  I don’t want to push too hard “get back into it” and do harm, so I’m trying to be a good boy.  I think since I’m not running huge distances (5-7 miles a day except Saturdays which are long) I don’t think 5 days a week will be bad.  In fact, if I keep that extra day to no more than 5 miles it will still put  me back up over 30 miles a week.  I think that’s good enough for someone who isn’t even training for anything.

The more I read about the type of injury I suffered (stress fracture) the more I find out that it is usually an overuse injury.  Not giving myself time to heal from big brutal runs or long mileages.  So I’m cautious.  But the big challenge is that I’m back to the point now to where I WANT to run more.  This is a big change and has just happened over the last couple of weeks.  And I don’t think it’s because I’ve been running with big mileage marathoners either.  I think I just want to run more because it feels good again.  Is that weird?  I don’t know anymore…


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