The penguins were right

Distance: 5 mi

Miles to go: 1908

This is actually a report of Friday’s 5 miler but I’ve been too busy to post.

There is a scene in the animated movie “Madagascar” where the penguins have finally reached their destination after stealing the ship.  They all stand with their backs to the camera in a very cold, windblown, desolate wasteland.  After a pregnant pause one of them says “Well… This sucks…”

I can’t think of anything more appropriate to describe this run.  I finally get what I want, a nice day, time to put in the miles, minimal soreness from the broken pelvis.  And then I take off on the run… My left leg feels like it wants to collapse almost from the start and it just gets worse the further I run.  My lungs can’t keep up because (as I discovered later) I am fighting a bug.  My right calf is cramping the entire way…  I feel nauseated… 

So here I am… I finally get exactly what I want… and it sucks.

I fought the urge to stop and walk for most of the last 2 miles.  I slowed from an 8:45 pace to a 10:30 pace.  I felt dizzy… 


So I took Saturday (everybody was sick) and Sunday (almost everybody was sick, it was Easter and it was my wife’s birthday) off.  Today I feel ok though still have a headach, but I will not be denied.  I will run at least 3 miles today.  More if I can…

I know these are just minor setbacks in the grand scheme of things but… GAH!!  When you are “in it” it really can be frustrating  …damn…

…the penguins were right…


3 Responses to The penguins were right

  1. alphameg says:

    Happy birthday to your wife from another Easter baby!

  2. Hang in there buddy. There’ll be bigger and better races.

  3. allenkenya says:

    In running, there are a whole lot of normal days with a smattering of really good and really bad days. Sounds like you got smattered with one of the bad ones. Keep on.


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