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.
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.
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…