I think it’s time…

Distance: 3mi today, 12 mi for the week

Miles to go: 1940

…to get back to our regularly scheduled programs.  Yes… I think I’m finally healed up and ready to start my recovery.  I have been pushing myself here and there a bit just to see how I feel and (other than fat and out of shape) I think I’m finally OK.  I get a rare twinge here and there but I think that is just going to be there for a while and if I have Advil as an after run treat, I’m good.

I had a fundamental change in thinking on my run tonight that sealed it.  For the first time in 4 months I found myself thinking about “running” during my run.

Sound stupid?

Not when I realized that all I had been thinking about before was every little twinge or pain and feeling sorry for myself because I couldn’t run.  I was paying attention only to the injury, not the run.

But tonight…?

Used to be when I ran, I would use it as planning time for my next race or to obsess over my goals (in a good way).  Usually, the last mile of my run would have me daydreaming about coming to the finish line as a way to motivate me to push it a bit (usually with some ridiculously low time in peril if I didn’t sprint… heh…).  But what should I find myself thinking about tonight?  What will my first race be this spring…?  When can I start running traknight again?  When will I be back up to half marathon distance?  Could it be possible for me to run a marathon again?  All of this led to me crossing the finish line of my run dreaming of crossing the finish line at the Boston…  which I won… by the way…

…yep… it’s time…

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One Response to I think it’s time…

  1. Amy says:

    That’s wonderful Bob! Glad you are back out there!

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