The good part - the return to the trails! I decided to celebrate my birthday today by a return to the trails. I've been testing my leg on short trail runs on trails right by my house - but it's not the same as going to the forest where I used to train all the time. Well, what better birthday present to myself? So I went today. And it was better than I imagined. Sure, I can't run far and I can't run fast yet - but it's a start. And a damn fun one it was. I got muddy, I got wet, I peed in the woods... I had a freaking fantastic time. I didn't see a single person (just some deer)... and I've had a grin on my face all day. I savored every moment, every step felt awesome. I wanted to take pictures of everything - it felt like I was seeing things for the first time again. I know I'm a cheeseball, but I honestly love it.
Here's hoping the injury is finally in the rear view mirror!
Here are some pictures from my day - Thank you all for the birthday wishes!