I’ve been thinking a lot about how much I appreciate running. With over a month off, I realize what a big part it plays in my life. That said, I decided to sum up my week on Sunday’s with “The Week That Was”. I liked that name because it reminds me that I can never get it back and I should make the most of every week. Not just in regards to running, but in every aspect of my life. You never know when you may get hit by a car or something :) But also, I don’t want to focus too far ahead in my running schedule, but just run how long, far, fast I can for THAT day.
What I thought would be a quick recovery, has turned out to be a real bear. Every week I have anticipated a triumphant return, only to experience severe pain a mile or two in to my runs, setbacks, and slow recovery. Anyway, here is the week that was for March 3rd.
I had two days off of work mid-week this week. I eagerly anticipated ‘trying out’ my foot on a trail run this past Wednesday. The good news is that on my first trail run back, I ran 8.5 miles, which on this trail, is more like 9.5, but who’s counting. My foot started hurting within a mile or two, but it was tolerable. By mile 5, I was in pretty bad pain. One thing about a trail is that once you are out there, you have to make it back. Anyway, I made it back, my last mile was around 10 min. pace. This particular trail, I am used to running 8:15-9:00 min miles, but to be honest, I was just happy to have made the distance. The speed will come back in time.
Long story short, I hurt pretty bad the remainder of Wednesday, felt better Thursday due to work done by an awesome chiropractor… the best manager I’ve ever worked for was let go on Friday (this hurt bad). Saturday was family day. Today, I managed to run another 4.5 miles on the trail and made a wise decision to turn back at the right time.
And that was, The Week That Was.
Here are some pics from the run on Wednesday.