Tuesday, July 10, 2012

making up

It was a pleasant and relatively humid 60 degrees under mostly overcast skies.  My biggest decision before I stepped out was choosing among the somewhat heavy, but stable workhorses, the more lightweight but neutral fawns, or the speedy but less supportive gazelles.

I went with the fawns, simply because I like their colors.

I was a bit anxious, wondering how things would go as I walked up the road.  It had been an entire two months since I'd been running.  My last run, which had ended with me hobbling home, was back on May 8th, but who's keeping track?

A couple of familiar dogs seemed a bit startled to see me at first, then jumped into action, saying, "Hey, I wondered where you'd gone!  Welcome back, now GET AWAY FROM MY FENCE!"

Soon  I was off, hopefully looking like I knew what I was doing.  Hmmm, things didn't feel too rusty.  Most importantly, the foot was agreeable.  My next concern was my other running parts that have been collecting dust over the last two months, but they seemed to remember their jobs.

I'd planned to do my 5-mile loop, stopping to walk as needed, but it wasn't all that needed.  Granted, I wasn't moving at breakneck speed, but I guess the bicycling and boxing during the running hiatus had kept the lungs up to snuff anyways.

In the end, I was having so much fun I ended up going for 7 miles.  Six and a half would probably have been better - the last half mile, things started to complain a little.

But not the foot.  It's almost like it had it's own little happy soul (sole?).  There's still a tinge of discomfort, of something not quite right in there, but it's much less now and not made any worse from this morning's reunion.

There's comfort in knowing I can run again.  I'm a bit more ready for the zombie apocalypse now.


D.Shawnte said...

I'm really impressed at how in shape you are :3. I don't know a lot of people who jog or go running.

I almost forgot about the zombie apocalypse speculations. I don't think the world will end because of a polar shift. I'd sooner believe that zombies might take over instead xD!

ShadowRun300 said...

I, for one, am incredibly happy for you!! Sounds like all your parts were ready to be out and running and not wanting to stop!
I'm looking forward to running in 60 degree weather again... even if I have to go all the way to Colorado to do it! Our morning temps have been in the 80s. :/
Hope the foot continues to be happy!

Scott said...

You set a good example for all of us!

Rock Chef said...

Yes, good that you are ready for the zombies - remember, you don't have to be fast, just faster than the others :-)

Guano said...

Sweet. Back in the saddle.
Bet that felt good!

agg79 said...

Nice to Herat you are back on the road. I bet that was one nice run, especially in those temps.

Anita said...


Nothing has been wrong with my foot and I can still barely manage 2 miles when I've been off more than a week or two. I'm back at it again, and hope to get back to 5 miles. Maybe I should get the bike out, too. :)

I would love to run in Colorado. I wonder if I'd pass our right away from the altitude or if I'd run like the wind from breathing better since I'm so used to running in a "steam bath."

So happy for you. Hope the injury is a permanent thing of the past.

terri said...

Yay! You're running again! And I'm impressed with how easily you got back into it. I took two weeks off to avoid the extreme heat and humidity. I had a few parts that were definitely surprised to find we hadn't quit that little hobby.