Went to the doc’s this morning.
Completed drills with no pain.
I cried happiness tears.
I came home and ran a mile
pain free in 9:34.
Billy walked in on me on the last .04 after school.
He could hear me hooting and hollering happy words from a block away.
Life is good. I have a long road ahead of me and have to start SMALL and SLOW but I can’t even describe how happy I am to start this journey and enjoy every step I take.
One mile in 9:34. I cried typing that.
If you make fun of me for not cleaning up all of our camping gear, I can and will chase you down now:)
I AM SOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU! You are going to be amazing and this is just going to make you stronger!
you and Billy both look psyched!!! So happy for you :)
So glad you are recovering my sweet friend! I know you've been practicing a lot of patience and discipline to get to that 1 mile today. Keep it up! You'll be running many speedy miles before you know it. So happy for you! xoxo
I'd Rather Have a Cupcake
Very happy for you!
WOOOHOOOOOOOO! I am so so so happy for you. I can't imagine how antsy you've been. I barely classify myself as a runner and after 2-3 weeks of no running I was going nuts-o! Take it easy. :)
wooooooooooohoo! Congrats girl!
Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
GET IT GIRLLLLLLLLLLLL! SO EXCITED FOR YOU!
Yaaaay!!!! So glad for you! :D
What does the doctor recommend for recovery and getting back into running? I'm interested to hear how you're supposed to ease back into it to prevent re-injury. It doesn't seem like it's even been that long!!! Congrats on the mile :)
That's amazing! So excited for you!
this post made me smile at my computer like a goofball… im so happy and excited for you!!
so happy for you!!! you will be back to your speedy self in no time but I'll will keep you in my thoughts and prayers on your road to back to running!!!
I am a blog stalker who doesn't comment much- but I had to this time! I'm so excited for you that I may have gotten a little teary-eyed myself ;). Yay for running!!
Brandi @ The Vitamin Bee
CONGRATULATIONS JANAE! I am so so happy for you!
[Red Sox] Wife
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH GET ER DONE, JANAE!!!! you go girl, I knew you could do it!!! :) you will be marathoning in no time :) CONGRATS!!!!
Chicago Cuisine Critique
Nicole @ Of Cookies and Carrots
yayyayayayayayay!!!! :)))) i am so excited for you! that is amazing!!!
congratulations lovely :)
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! yay! yay! YAY!!!!
Running pain free = BEST FEELNG EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is the most exclamation points I have ever used in one sitting. I need a nap.
But I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!
Yay!!! That's awesome! I'm so happy you get to run again :)
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! this is the BEST day. literally the best day ever!!!!!! eeeeek!!! I am so excited for you! CONGRATS! this is the best news. best news everrrrrrrr! I am literally having internal squeals of joy as I sit here testing at the prison. I could seriously write 1000000 more things about how excited I am. But i AM SO EXCITED!!!! LOVE YOU!!!
Laura @ Meet Virginia
YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Congrats Janae!!!!! So happy for you!!! (And cracking up at the picture!!!!) :D
OMG !!! I am so excited for you!! That is wonderful! You must be so excited! You are an inspiration!
yay!! So happy!!
yay!! so exciting! so happy for you :)
Yay! so happy for you! Woo hoo!
Congrats! That is awesome news and just in time for summer to get outside and enjoy the beautiful running weather!
Just Run With It
So happy for yoooooooooouuu :) Yay for recovery!!!
OOHHHH HAPPY DAY!! So excited for you! And I love how amused Billy looks in the background, haha.
YAY!! congrats!! I'm sure it's the best feeling ever :) You'll be back in no time.
YAY!! Congrats Janae! That's awesome!! Lauughing so hard at the picture, thanks for sharing that – it made my day!
I just got a little teary eyed over that! Congratulations–now just don't overdo it! Love the picture! I think it says it all. :)
YAYAYAYAYAY JANAE! that's so exciting! and what a great pic
AYAYAYYAYAYAAAY oh my gosh Janae im so happy for you!!
I'M SO HAPPY YOU CAN RUN AGAIN!!! GO GIRL!
YAY!!! so happy for you :)
Yah!! It doesn't seem right not hearing about your killer work-outs, as much as I love reading about all the other random in your life. You're a comback queen! xx
That is so awesome! Congrats on the great news!
Suz (Mission Sparkle)
YAY!!! I am SO pleased for you!! You have been a great role model for coping with injury.
Happy (small and slow) running!!
Congrats girl! Great things lie ahead :-) Way to keep up a positive attitude!!
Yayy!! So happy for you!
No offense, but I think you might need the help of that show "Clean Sweep" lol
happy tears for you!! xoxoxoxox
Woot! Woot! This is great!!! Nothing better than getting good news from the Doc and taking those first steps back into running!
Nice Job Lady :)
I'm so happy for you! That's great!
Andrea (Run. Learn. Repeat.)
Oh reading this gave me goosebumps! I want to cry happy tears for you! I can't even imagine how awesome it must feel for you to be able to start running again. Running is the easy part, resting is the hard part! Good for you for getting through the hard part! That's amazing.
My fastest mile (comfortably!) is between 10:30 and 11 minutes. I LOVE THAT YOU ARE RUNNING 9:34 coming off a major injury and you can kick my arse! GOOD JOB and keep at it. Go slow and follow the docs orders. You will be stronger for it!
P.S. LOVE YOUR BLOG, YOUR HUMOR and YOUR AWESOMENESS!
Aww this makes me smile! I know how much you love running and I know you were on cloud nine during that 1 mile!
Holly @ Pink Runner
Unpacking can wait! WOOO HOOOO! So glad to see you running again!! Congrats :)
Neon Blonde Runner
Aw, I just got a little welled up inside seeing you type those words :)
I am so so happy for you!
[email protected] Be Fit
That is so exciting!! I'm cheering right there with you. Such a big step, and even though it may feel small – it's HUGE!!! Woohoooooo! I'm so happy for you :)
YAYYYYYYYYY SO AMAZING
Have Your Way
AHHHHH!!! SOOO EXCITING!!!
Good for you! Can't wait to hear your running stories!
As my daughter would say, three cheers. Hip Hip Hooray.
Katie @ Healthy Heddleston
YAY! I'm so happy for you!
I am doing a happy dance for you in my cube right now!!!!!
yay!! congratulations! I'm so happy for you and your progress =) keep it up girl — you'll be back up to where you want to be in no time =)
Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner)
WOOOO so happy Janae!! I can't wait till I have that moment, you look so ecstatic and you so so deserve it! Your patience and self-discipline has been AMAZING and so inspiring!! Love you:)
[email protected] Daily RUNdown
I got goose bumps reading your post…
I'm so so happy for you!
YAY~!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so proud of you!!! You freaking rocked that one mile! Can't wait until you are rocking marathons again!
MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College
YES!!! This is SO exciting Janae…you rock :-)
Jess @ Blonde Ponytail
I'm catching up on your posts but I HAD to comment on this one first! HUGE first step back. SO HAPPY FOR YOU Janae!!
Lindsay and James Cotter
oh sweet jesus hooray!! i love that face. congrats!!
Congrats to you!!!! I love how Billy is looking at you in the background! You both are so cute!!!
Congrats girl! That is so exciting!! there is no other feeling in the world that compares – just make sure to take it easy peasy and you will be out there running 7's and sub-7's again!
yay!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you! I'm going to cry happy tears when I can run again too.
One pain free glorious mile!!!! Take it easy easing back into that crazy thing called running!
This post is a huge encouragement to me today!! I'm on day 5 of 4-6 weeks in a walking boot due to a fractured bone in my foot from running. Already going a bit nuts with no cardio!!! But you give me hope for the light at the of the tunnel! Congrats!!!
GIRLLLL! YOu know I know what your feeling!! YAHOOOO! Please though take it easy!!
So happy for you!!!!! Both milestone days for us. I was able to run for my first time in this whole pregnancy today too, but I only did half a mile, but it felt good!! I loved that happy picture, made me laugh!
WOOO HOOOO!!! Best news ever girl!!!! I want to run with you soon.
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!! You are on your way!
You look like a kid on Christmas! Except you are probably happier!! So happy for you!!!
That is amazing!!! I'm so happy for you! Nothing like running injury-free!!! xoxo!
That's gotta be a great feeling! Congrats! (I wish I could do the same right now)
Excellent! I'll bet it felt fabulous!
Wealth is Health
What an exciting baby step to recovery! Wahoo!
Yay Janae!! Great news!! xoxo
michael. mindy. dane.
yay for you!!
MelPeabody @ Green Mountain Runner
What amazing news!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!
Evolving Through Running
Awesome, awesome, awesome. Welcome back to the land of the running. So happy for you.
So happy for you! I especially love the smile on Billy's face in the pic! Won't be long before you are smokin' the field again!
Margs @ Faster Bunny
Very happy for you :). Welcome back!
Here's a big hug from me!! So, so happy for you Janae! I look forward to tracking your comeback and am hoping to be right behind you soon :)
Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn
AHH I LOVE YOU CONGRATS and lots of love my dear, that is so so exciting and now we can do our treadmill marathon yeeeeuhhh!
Yea! That's wonderful news
thats the most exciting news! yogurtland to celebrate?!
yayayayyayayayayya! I so remember this feeling when I was recovering and I am so happy you were pain free today!!!!
YAYYY! I am sooo happy for you!!!!
Very happy for you… and I would be thrilled to be running under 10 minute miles anytime!
So exciting! You are a rock star. Just remember this high for the months to come as there will be days that are hard…but nothing is too hard for you :)
Yay!!!! I am so happy for you! I know how thrilled you must be. That is awesome.
Is it creepy how excited I am for you?
Blog stalker shame is setting in here haha.
p.s. Obviously all the fro-yo has had healing powers, just as you thought it might :)
Woohoo, congrats to you Janae! Now go celebrate with some ice cream.
AWESOME NEWS! I'M SOOOO HAPPY FOR YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun
I can feel your excitement and it makes me go :) —- except in a really big, bordering on creeper smiling way.
Oh Janae, I almost cried tears of happiness for you when I read this post.
I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!
Congratulations and welcome home (to the pavement/track/treadmill) gorgeous lady!!
Congrats! I know the feeling. Yay!!
We got back on Sunday from camping and I haven't put anything away either. haha.
Holler!!!!! Congrats!! NYC here you come!!
I am so incredibly happy for you!
YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!!!!!!
Rick and Nikki
This made me eyes watery. Congratulations! I am so happy for you :-) Run my first Half Mary this Saturday, and I cannot wait!
Woohoo!!! I am SOOOO happy for you!!! :)
THAT is so A.W.E.S.O.M.E!!!!
Your patience has paid off!!!!
So happy for you! You'll be a speed demon again in no time. Love that picture!
That is so awesome!!! You almost made me cry tears of happiness. Seriously, I did tear up a little when I saw your picture with that big happy smile and Billy smiling in the background. I hope you can control yourself from running until you are supposed to. After I FINALLY healed from my injury I was so careful for the longest time because I DID NOT want to get injured again. I think it's better to be too safe than to be sorry. Congrats :)
Trying To Heal
yay!!! i just jumped for joy, and decided i'm using your spirit for my marathon this weekend. because i'm deathly scared for it. :\
WOOHOO!!! I am SO excited for you! And jealous, I still can't run that fast. :p
YAY! So happy for you cutie pie!
That is awesome to hear!!! That must have been kind of emotional to run that first mile. I hope that you continue to improve with more miles to come.
I have felt your pain the past couple months, because I haven't really been on a normal run since like late March I think due to runners knee. I don't know when I'll feel normal again, but hopefully sometime soon I can be back on the roads. I already know that I will likely get emotional after I'm able to run and not feel any pain during or after the run will be a big moment.
Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner
No words will be enough right now–but AMAZING! I'm beyond excited for you and I know that slow and steady is the way to your speed and mileage back up, but seriously? You'll be running marathons again before you know it. What a way to start your summer!!!!!!
Wahoo! That's AWESOME!! This news seriously just made my day! :-)
Yay sooo sooo soooo happy for you!
AWESOME. You go, girl. :)
CONGRATS!!! i'm sure that was probably one of the sweetest miles of your life! :)
Toast a Costco size bag of Skittles to that! :)
Yayyyy I am so happy for you! Go celebrate, this must be a very happy day for you!
Running for the Kitchen
YAY YAY I'm so happy for you! It's gonna be so hard not to start back at full force, but you can do it!
runs with boxers
OMG!!! Soooo excited for you!
I'm so happy for you!!! GO FEMURS!
AHHHHHHHH CONGRATSSSSSSS X INFINITY!!!!!!! YOU are the BOMB.COM, girlie!!! SO PROUD ((((: you are an inspiration, seriously!!!
congratulations on your run girl!
p.s. what camping gear?
Yes!! Awesome!! :D
Cyndi @ Weightless Life
Oh holy cow!! You are a rockstar girl! You're doing amazing, and I know you'll be back to running like a mad women soon. just take it easy you don't want to overdo it. Congratulations again!
i am crying happy tears for you!
I wanted to comment yesterday but it wasn't working for some reason… I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! :) Take it slow and you'll be back before you know it!!!
These are the best holiday gift boxes I have ever seen. Each one of them is so spaicel – makes me wanna curate boxes of that kind, too. What a great way to promote the work of these artists and designers.
Congrats girl!!! So very exciting!!!! :)
Welcome back to running!!!!!!
Small Town Runner
This post made my night. Glad that you are healed and SO smart to take it easy and enjoy every second of it!!!
Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman
Congrats!! Happy to hear you're "back in action"
I know I'm late commenting, but I am SO happy for you! And proud of you for treating your body right and giving it time & what it needs to recover.
You'll be back running studly times in NO time! :)
Hi, great post! Thanks..