I’m about to go on my first run in over six months. I’ve been having issues with my feet, but after working closely with a podiatrist, I’m finally in a position to go running again. I’m going to have to build up my fitness again which is going to be a very long process, but it’s very exciting to be able to run freely like I used to.
It’s been really hard not running. Running is my passion and it’s the way that I get rid of any anxiety or stress that I feel. I always have a measurable goal that I can work towards when running, which makes it so important to me. Whilst I was doing my rehabilitation for my foot issues, which involved wearing compression stockings, I was using the goal of getting back to running to motivate myself. It really helped me and finally, today is the day.
I just got back from my first run. It was fantastic. I’ve missed the feeling of the wind in my hair for so long. I’ve missed my body feeling warm even though the air around me is cold. I’ve missed feeling free and like I can do anything, and I’ve missed pushing myself to my limits. I want to hug my podiatrist and tell her that she’s the best podiatrist Cheltenham has ever seen. My feet feel incredible and my body feels even better. I’m unfit, that’s for sure, but I have the strength to build my fitness back up, and for that, I am eternally grateful.
I’ve got a long road ahead of me but I’m really excited about it. I’m hoping that my feet stay in the perfect condition that they’re in now and that I can go running for the rest of my life. I dream of running with my future kids one day and showing them just how much a run benefits someone’s life.