Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I ran.

Two dreadful weeks-
NO RUNNING.



One week of ONLY SWIMMING (which was actually good!)
One week of biking and swimming.

I had a really tough time with the break mentally but I KNEW if I did not rest my knee, it would not heal. If it did not heal, I could not run.
If I cannot run, I will be very sad.
Running is my Prozac. It's my happy place.
It keeps me balanced, it keeps me feeling centered.
It keeps me from FREAKING OUT on my husband about the important little things.
Like putting the toilet paper roll on the holder the wrong way (and yes, there is a proper way to do it!)
OR
how to place the dishes on the drying rack so it does not create an avalanche of dishes.

What? What's that you ask?
Yes, hubby does dishes WITHOUT BEING ASKED and I can find fault in the way he stacks the dishes. Yes, he will replace the TP when it's almost out and I can complain about how it's put on the holder.
See...that's why I run. So I don't do those things (crazy woman!!)

Guess what??
I ran yesterday.
Three point two glorious miles on the Cybex treadmill at the Y.
I have never in my life been happier to run on a treadmill--EVER.

I walked for about 5 minutes and I was just feeling good about it. I was feeling brave. I prayed to GOD to let it be a pain free jog.
I even wore my fairly new Kayano's (only about 40 miles or so on 'em) in anticipation of running.
I started slow (at 5.8) and the legs were a mite stiff. But...I could jog and there was no pain!
Cranked her up a bit...6.0 and then 6.1. Holding steady, no pain. Let's keep it here for a bit to get the kinks out. Get the legs moving and warm.
Feeling good. Up, up, up some more...Still no pain.
I glace behind me to Andrea and give her the thumbs up.
I wondered if she could see the tears of joy in my eyes. I felt like singing out
"IM RUNNING IM RUNNING!!"
I actually had goosebumps.
I held it steady at 6.5 to 6.8 for about 15 mins and reminded myself to take it easy.
Not too long, not too fast.
I finished my run alternating paces between 6.8 to 7.2 and it was wonderful.
30 minutes and 3.2 miles of bliss.

10 comments:

Teamarcia said...

Fantastic! So happy you had a pain-free run!

trifitmom said...

WAHOOO

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Awesome! Hope you have many more pain-free miles ahead of you ...

Colleen said...

YAY!!!!!

Jason said...

That is just aswesome. And way to hold back and not push to hard at first.

Chuck would have gone too hard and hurt himself b/c he is not as smart as you!!!!!

Carly said...

Yay!

Melissa Cunningham said...

awesome!!!!!!!
hoping the pain stays away and your daily dose of milage can continue!!!!!!!!!

wannaberunnergrl said...

Great job at keeping the pace slow and the time short. You must be on cloud 9. And, I totally feel ya .. running keeps me sane too.

andrea70188 said...

i nearly cried tears of joy for you!! ;)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Yay!!!

I ran too!!! (or at least what I call running, others might think WTH is he doing)