Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Happy run

You may have noticed that I haven't been posting much lately. That's mostly because I haven't been running much. In the last month, I've run maybe 4 or 5 times. My knee has really been frustrating me. I couldn't resist the temptation any longer, so I went for a short run on Saturday. I made it about 2 miles before I started noticing some discomfort. To play it safe, I walked most of the way balk home. I gave in again this morning. I got up planning to just run 2 miles. I headed out to a familiar loop in my neighborhood. I had actually done this loop several weeks ago as part of a tempo run, and I think I must have had that in my head, because I went out pretty quickly. And let me tell you, it felt sooo good to be moving again. I ran those two miles pretty hard, and felt no pain whatsoever. I really wanted to run some more, but thought I'd better stick with two. I ended up doing those 2 miles in 13:09, which eased my worries about how much conditioning I had lost over the last month. I wasn't intending to go so fast, but it just felt so good to be out there like my old self again.

Oh, and it was actually cold enough this morning to wear my long sleeved Boston Marathon race shirt for the first time on a run. It was a happy day. :-)

8 comments:

Blyfinn said...

Hope your most recent run there is a good sign with no knee pain. I couldn't imagine not being able to get out on the road. That had to feel good.

bill carter said...

HI Reid

Sorry that knee is giving you fits. Have you tried any therapy or seen someone about it? It sounds like you had a hard time holding yourself back a bit... Speedy guy that you are.

You should be proud of that Boston Marathon shirt and the achievement that is represents.

Best of luck with everything and get better.

Pat said...

Hope your knee is better now. 13 minutes, is nothing to sneeze at.

Marci said...

Glad to hear that you are back out there!

Run For Life said...

I'm glad you had a good run! Hopefully the knee will continue to be pain free.

Vava said...

Man, I feel your pain! It totally bites waiting for things to heal, all the while all the conditioning and endurance you've built up seemingly going to waste... Sounds like you are on the mend, though, and that is good news!

Buscando la Luz said...

Hi. I love you. :-)

Brad Braden said...

there will always be other runs, but you only have one body, take care of it..

Just found your blog, I look forward to keeping in touch.

Cheers.