You might recall that I recently took a week and a half off of running to let my poor, damaged shins heel. During that time, I did a variety of exercises, iced and did other forms of cardio that wouldn’t hurt my shins (i.e. bikes and towards the end of the week, the elliptical). I knew I was coming to New York this week and thought it would be so cool if I could get back to running in midtown and maybe even Central Park. Luckily for me, (one of) my Agnes Scott little sisters lives in NYC and we decided to meet up. Once I shared my running plans with her, she said she’d love to join me. Bonus!
We had a great run, leaving from my (amazing hotel) and heading to 5th Avenue. We took 5th Avenue all the way to the edge of Central Park and cut through the park for a bit, before heading back to the hotel. It was a quick, fun run and I was so happy to have a partner to run with.
So how do my shins feel? I’ll be honest – they feel a bit tight, but I’m going to keep up with the stretching exercises and icing. I do think that I’ve turned the other side in terms of my injury. Here’s hoping! The Cherry Blossom 10 Miler is only 6 weeks away!