Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I'm Back!

That is right! I'm back running. However, unlike the Curb Your Enthusiasm ploy to bring back Seinfeld, this come back is actually a good idea.


Who doesn't think of Whoopi and nuns when you think happy? Basically instead of hearing harps when something awesome happens, I see Whoopi, center square, Hollywood Squares style.

4 miles, 8:18 pace. Pain 2.5 out of 10 (day after pain 3/10)


I haven't had a straight up running post in quite a while. I just checked my Garmin software and the last run that I logged that wasn't a 'test' run was on 9/13. Wowza.

Overall the run went really well. I had some stiffness and some residual soreness but I think that some of that was just cobwebs from not running for 3+ weeks. Before I started I agreed to myself that I would just run at whatever pace felt good. I wasn’t going to look at my watch – just run. For me this is ALWAYS a bad idea. It is sort of like saying: “I’m just going to open this movie theatre size bag of Skittles and eat them until I am full. Never mind that I will be pooping rainbows for a week because I will plow through the entire bag.” When I don’t look at my watch I tend to run faster than I want. I would have liked to run around 8:45, but I must have had a lot of pent up energy from the 3 weeks off.

Now, that isn’t to say that I wouldn’t wear my watch and then pour over the details like a meth addict picks at a tear in the wallpaper. When I got back from my run I saw that I was fairly consistent in my pacing with the only two slowdowns at the turn around and a red light. However, as expected, I was a bit faster than I wanted. 8:20 ish pace isn’t knee busting fast, but I’ll still need to learn to reign it in a bit better.

Now, the run wasn't perfect. I had some soreness afterwards so I iced like an Eskimo and stretched like a double jointed gymnast. Hopefully the ice will keep the post run pain hangover at bay. If my knee feels good I'm going to go for a bit longer today. Maybe 6? If I can get out of work before prime time TV starts, I may even make it a bike/run combo workout.

8 comments:

Jamoosh said...

Whoopi = Happiness?

If you are planning on a "Happy" Halloween" I want to see pictures.

The Sean said...

Welcome back! throw that watch in a drawer for a couple of weeks and let yourself simply move. You might like it!

RunnuRMark said...

Good deal...2.5 isn't bad. Just don't let it get any worse! Hope this means you're definitely on the road to recovery.

RazZDoodle said...

Back and hitting homeruns on other's comments sections even.

Glad to have you back.

aron said...

YAY i didnt have to wait long :) haha glad you are back out there feeling good!

sRod said...

NICE!

Sister Act (and Sister Act 2) have a special place in my childhood. I'm happy you've referenced them here.

OhMyLaughter said...

The analogies in this post were absolutely hilarious.

And seriously people who have never been a runner atleast don't know what they are missing. When you know and have to take a break it really sucks. Hallelujah you can run again!

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