Five months of slacking, and my legs aren't what they used to be. I'm probably in the worst shape of my life since '07, and... it's kind of exciting. I'm really curious to see what happens as I start over pretty much from scratch.
Hopefully I'll be smarter when it comes to listening to my body.
Hopefully I'll find a good balance between rest and work, work and play, play and sanity.
For now, I'm hiking because my calf muscles can't take the strain of running. And it's pretty awesome. It gives me more time outside, and during this week between classes and clinicals, I have all the time I need.
Next week will be different, and I'll adapt as needed. But a four miler yesterday and a six mile hike today both felt quite wonderful. And one of these days, I'll be back to running down the paths. It's only a matter of time, energy, and effort.
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