Monday, November 16, 2009

5 mile run - For the Win!

Well, not really "win" I suppose, but I did finish...so there is that.

5 miles, 8:26 / mile

I had initially started Sunday's run planning on getting in a solid 4 miles. I had bought my wife a bike the day before and she was going to ride beside me screaming obscenities to make me go faster. Well, obviously they worked! I'm not sure what a skull sucking finger troll is, but I know that I don't like being called one.

Before I started out I told myself, just like every time I'm in the Disney store, that I wouldn't continue going if it hurt. As soon as it hurt I would stop. Well, the GREAT thing was that my leg/knee/bone didn't ever start to hurt! There was a bit of discomfort towards the end, but it never got much higher than the level of Winny the Poo on Ice. Since I knew that Sunday was usually my 'long' day, I decided to tack on the extra mile for good measure.

So, short term goal of getting healed enough to jog a 10k has been met. Even though it sounds like my wife and I may just run the 5K version of the Thanksgiving day race we were planning, it is still a good feeling to know that I could do the full 6.2 if I had to.

Speaking of my wife, having her ride along side of me was really fun. She was constantly worried that she was going to run into me, so she would usually stay towards the back. But, it was nice to have someone out there to talk to while on the run. Who am I kidding? More than anything it was fun to finally have someone else to listen to all of my witty observations.

13 comments:

The Sean said...

Progress is a nice feeling, eh? Looks like you are coming back strong and steady!!!

blaine said...

Fabulous that you were able to get out. I'm looking forward to that also.

Pat said...

Amazing that you can get back to that level so quickly. It'd take me a year and a half.

BrianFlash said...

The slow build helps you get over those injuries. It sucks but it seems to work.

By the way - you can delete that last .01 mile on your Garmin data - I don't think we can allow that distance to count ;)

Morgan said...

Congrats on a great run! Taking it easy pays off and having a support network helps... even if they scream obscenities at you. LOL!

Ulyana said...

Dude, your comments always crack me up! Keep 'em coming!

YAY for healing - and you didn't even lose your speed. Give yourself a couple of weeks and you'll be back where you were....

Mel-2nd Chances said...

your comeback is going so well! That's great! Fun that you two can spend the time out there together too :)

Spike said...

no pain is awesome, throwing on an extra mile is even better, having the wife along must be the best!

great running day when its all said and done.

Ace said...

I think all runs should have a Disney store rating. My last run was something in the general vicinity of "Pollyanna".

OhMyLaughter said...

Yeah.. I tend to run alone. Whenever I run with someone... its always a good realization of how wonderful a running partner is.

And WOOHOO 5 MILES!

RunnuRMark said...

5 miles!? Hell, you're storming back. Glad things are going really well. Don't go all nutso on that 5K.

sRod said...

Awesome!!!

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