Not a lot going on here the last couple of days. Marc and ran together yesterday - we did 4 miles in 37:36. I am really happy about getting back into the groove of running. I also have had a change in mindset about running. For so long I've been feeling that I need to keep pushing myself to run further and further. So if I was running 8 I need to challenge myself to run 10. And I've realized something - I have NO DESIRE to be a long distance runner. I don't want to run a marathon - and that's okay! I'm in my happy spot running 5-7 miles at a time, so why try to force myself to run further if I don't want to? That has been a load off my mind. That's what I get for having marathon running friends...they think just because THEY want to run marathons that everyone who runs should want to, too. Running for me is about good cardio and burning calories. I get bored after about an hour of running.
Anyway, I wanted to talk about massaging the incision scar. That is supposed to help it settle down to being a flat rather then raised scar, and also helps it fade quicker. So I've been using cocoa butter on it twice per day and then Vaseline at night. Massaging as I go. And it appears to be working. Although there's not much fade yet, it's getting pretty flat and even with the rest of my skin. That is a good thing. Even though it's not like anyone sees it except Marc and I, it is helping me feel more normal.