Monday, February 2, 2009


I left my last post on a cliffhanger...the night before my "long run" of 1 mile to test out the foot. Well I am happy to report, that Test #1 went well. I ran an easy mile, didn't break a sweat, and called it a day. And I have to say - that mile felt GLORIOUS! You miss something you love doing for only 2.5 weeks and it feels like years. And the first moment you get a sniff of that feeling back after such a long break, it all returns back like it never left. Not so fast, I don't want to get ahead of myself. I will say though that although the mileage hasn't been that significant over these past few days since I've started running again, my mood is completely different. Which leads me to a conclusion that I've made: I need running to stay sane. I can ride a bike a get a high from an awesome ride and I can come back from a great swim and stand tall from sore back muscles after a workout, but there is some connection I have with running that is like no other. Likely due to the fact that I grew up doing it, but my mind and body work differently when I am able to run.

Let me give you the rundown (pun intended) on these past couple of days of running:

- Friday: 1 mile
- Saturday: 1 mile (plus 2 hours of spinning)
- Sunday: 2 miles
- Monday: 4 miles

Its only 8 miles, but it feels like a lot more. I am still very tentative when I am running though, because I know I am just one step away from feeling that pain in my foot. And the worst part is that I will never see it coming if it comes back. But the doc says to keep progressing as long as I am running pain free. Hopefully my orthotics will come in soon, which should resolve my concerns about my foot acting up.

In the meantime, I'm gonna keep on running...because I can!


Rainmaker said...

Very nice - good to hear things are coming along. Just take it nice and easy and you'll quickly be back in the action.

The Lazy Triathlete said...

Take it slow and easy. Better to heal and solve the problems and not over do it.


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