Over the past several days the pain and stiffness in my leg decreased dramatically. I continued to do stretching exercises to loosen any tightness in my legs and stayed away from the track. Saturday morning I got out of bed without having to gimp around the house.
Encouraged, I earmarked Sunday as the first day of my comeback. It was time to reenter the fray. (Yes, I could hear the theme song from the movie, Rocky playing in my head as I walk over to the college and stepped onto the rubberized surface of the 400 meter track. My Rocky fantasy lasted for about one lap before I reminded myself to take it easy!
So, with some soothing contemporary Christian music playing on my iphone, I walked a total of 4 laps. To my delight, I felt no tightness. In fact, my legs were begging me to pick up the pace the whole time.
The following morning I was relieved to be able to walk around the house with a normal gait. I intend to add a lap of walking each day until I reach 8 laps. Then I will work on improving my time. Stay tuned for more updates!