But this is the best run I have had since 2012. I ran the whole 10k (by myself...not a race) and felt great.
I don't know what it is, but over the last few weeks I have started to believe in myself again as a runner in a way I have not in a long time. It started with my good runs in Virginia Beach and continued with some four-milers here and Manchester and the five-miler that Chris and I ran last week.
And today...I am very thankful for today's run. I don't think I have run this far since hurting myself at Spartan Race in mid-2012.
I have felt good before and good stretches of running and my compartment syndrome symptoms would come back. They may again, but I am going to enjoy every mile while I can.