I finally started running again. It’s been at least 3 months since I stopped. There were a lot of different reasons why I stopped running. First of all, my left knee was bothering me a lot. After consulting my sister who’s a physiotherapist and other runners, I probably started running too much too quickly.
The weather got cold quickly and I didn’t really feel like buying a lot of new gear for just a few months. Running inside was possible, but I had long days at school and didn’t want to make them longer.
Since February, I’ve been wanting to start once again. I finally did so tonight. It was the strangest time to go for a run, 7:40PM, but I made something fun out of it. I ran to the Musée de la Civilisation to see a short film for which my mom had written the script for. It was about an anti-racism week. It took me about 11:35 minutes to get there. 13 minutes to get back, though most of the run back was done uphill. All in all, I was pretty satisfied with the effort. It was short enough not to tire me out too much and intense enough to give me a workout. This is the route I took.
Tomorrow, I’ll go for about 5-6km. If I run 30km this week, I’ll be happy. I’ve pretty much calculated that the only time that I can go run is in the morning. There is no other time in the day. That means that I’ll have to get up an hour earlier to do so. I hope that it works out.