Thursday, November 6, 2014

It Feels So Good to Hurt!

Just a quick post! I am excited!

I ran 3 miles on the treadmill yesterday (Wednesday). It was a little rough toward the end.
I felt like giving up somewhere around Mile #2. But I kept going, and kept thinking "how great I will feel when I get done" and "how proud I will be of myself when I get done."
So I kept plugging at it and did it!

I varied the run - a few minutes of 6mph, a few minutes of 5mph, and a minute of 3mph in between to kinda catch my breath.

And I did it!

By mid-morning, I felt my muscles aching. The good ache. The kind of ache you get after not working out in a long while.


You see, for a good long time, every time I run (or been on my feet shopping for half a day), my body gets whacky. The last time when it got whacky was back in July 2014 when I went to the zoo in Singapore with my little toddler.  It hurt where I had my emergency C-section and emergency hysterectomy (some 4 weeks later) back in 2012.  It didn't hurt where the running muscles were engaged.
So yesterday, after my run, I was thinking, ooh I am going be in pain again!
And yes, true.... I was hurting but it was my running muscles that were feeling it. Just my running muscles. It aches where it is supposed to be! And I am loving it!!!

Will be stretching today and prepping my body for another run before the week is over!


  1. I'm glad you listened to your body and allowed the rest it needed. But now it's OVER! You are BACK!

  2. Welcome back!! I'm just making my way back too.

  3. Look at all the Christy/ Christine type fans you have! I have to agree I love that hurt too :) Hope all is well!

  4. Woohoo, that's great Christina! That's the best kind of hurt.

  5. are you still back? 10 months later?


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