Back on the road
After feeling that I needed to give my knees a rest in July I took more time off of running than I had predicted. Coming back after months of inactivity I knew it wasn’t going to be an easy return. My weight has increased a notch in the last months and extra weight means more stress on the joints as well as the muscles. Mindful of the importance of starting slow, I chose a short, familiar, and flat route: out to the Fourth Street Bridge and back along the North side of Mission Creek.
The pleasant surprise is that it wasn’t bad. It was fun to get out and run, and see the sights along the path. I wasn’t fast, but covered the distance. Not a problem at all. If I can do this carefully and not overdo, there’s no reason I can’t get back in the swing of things.