I ran 5k on the elliptical last night!! In 32 1/2 minutes. I don't think I've ever broken 5k on my usual 30 minutes + 5 min cool down. That excites me!!! It is a mark in my progress. It's so hard to tell where I'm making progress when I'm not losing weight. For me it's all about being able to run a little further in the same amount of time. Or even running longer.
Soon I will be starting a workout to increase my core strength. I don't want a 6 pack or anything, but my abdominal muscles all went away (right along with my leg muscles) after my first surgery. Now that my feet are healing all nicely and hurting less and less, I can keep increasing my workouts. :) Yay! I want my muscles back!