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Five runs down, countless to come

I tried out a new trail for my run yesterday thanks to Scott, who hung out with the girls in the middle of the day so I could enjoy some new scenery. I walked for a few minutes to warm up and then ran 10 minutes, walked 2, ran 10, walked 2, ran 10. The running portions are still at a slow, easy pace.

It was a hilly little run, but I enjoyed the variety. I need to find a trail closer to home with little rolling hills like this one had.

I am still easing back into things. This was my fifth run since my return to running.

I read a lot of different articles and information about returning to running and exercise after having a stress fracture.

These had some of the best and most useful information:

Returning to Running After a Stress Fracture or Other Major Injury

How to Return to Running After a Stress Fracture

When you start running after taking eight weeks off because of a stress fracture, seeing your run history in your watch actually makes you smile when the last run before taking time off was April 21. If you're going to have a "last run," it might as well be the Boston Marathon.


Do you keep track of all your runs? I upload all mine to Garmin Connect, and I also write them down in my running calendar.

What are your plans this weekend, running and otherwise?



  1. I use my blog and Dailymile. I have a long run scheduled for today.

    1. Is your blog public? I would love to follow it. Hope your long run was amazing. I miss long runs!

  2. Good luck getting back into it. I used to track my runs, but now I'm more chill about it. I've never gotten serious with training...which is probably why I got the same time with all three half marathons.:) I run as a stress release though, and when I get too caught up in my times (and comparing myself to others who are slim and fast) it just adds stress. It's so hard not to compare ourselves, but it can also be a good boost of's a balancing act. :) xo, Jess @

    1. I sometimes think I would be better off not tracking mine. I fall into the trap of comparison way too often!

  3. I write down my runs on scraps of paper until I can get them onto my computer. I love the social aspect of dailymile so I use that, but I also use an excel spreadsheet.

    1. An excel spreadsheet is a great idea! Way easier to look back at your progress than my handwritten journals.

  4. Nice easy pace. Ha! I wish. Where's that trail at?


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