Thursday, April 8, 2010

Back in the Saddle

  • I ran again this morning. 3 miles, 8:00 pace. Before my wife gives me a really hard time about running again, I had every intention of spinning for 30 or 45 minutes but all of the bikes were full. So, I had no choice but to run! I sure as hell wasn't going to try drowning myself again.
  • For the life of me I can't force myself to hop (or is it elip't?) on the elliptical. For some reason I feel like I am hoping on clouds....possibly carrying an Easter basket....wearing a bonnet**.
  • Coming back from injury is interesting. Just like during a taper mode, I find myself hypersensitive to any ache, pain, or itch that I have. While running my mind is normally blank. Now it is racing to focus on my form, body feedback, why Kanye West is such an ass, stride length, and fart output (off the charts!). It is exhausting! I can't wait until I can just zone out again and get to thinking about what guys think about most of the time sex nothing***.
  • Last night I finally was able to connect with a friend who also travels for work and is also working in silicon valley. The best part? She runs! So, as soon as I get back at it we'll plan on going for some runs and enjoying the various office buildings and broken sidewalks that San Jose has to offer.
  • Finally, I'll admit that I am a little scared. I have another marathon in 8 weeks and I am doing back flips about being able to run 3 miles. I was thinking on the drive into work today that all that I have to do is run that 9 times over and I'll have 27 miles. Piece of cake,**** right?


**Singing Mary Poppins songs doesn't seem to help any either
***Actually, mostly sex
****Cake made of fail

12 comments:

Chad said...

What did Kanye do to you (recently)?

Running Through Life said...

Get rid of the doubt in your head! It sounds as if you have/are recovering great. Just train smart for the next 8 weeks and you will do great!

You will be back running full force and thinking of nothing soon enough.

GeorgiaSnail said...

don't forget your snorkel...you'll be fine....

BrianFlash said...

At the end of my last 5K I thought, "Only 17 more of those and I've run Comrades."

It wasn't exactly a confidence builder.

Adam Culp (Crazy Floridian) said...

Glad to hear you are somewhat back to normal. In 8 weeks you will do fine.

Jill said...

I have a marathon in 10 days and I'm wondering how I'll lose 10 lbs and run more than 3 miles! Let's form a club!

kilax said...

I didn't realize you had a marathon so soon! It could happen :)

I avoid the elliptical... it feels so awkward to me! Plus my sports doctor told me stay off of it (and ironically, my boss at work just got a stress fracture in her foot from using it too much!).

The Laminator said...

Another marathon in 8 weeks? Ummm, maybe you can Galloway it! Good luck!

X-Country2 said...

Keep taking care of yourself. 9x of your 3 mile run is nuthin'!

Johann said...

8 weeks...I'm sure you'll be ready by then. I'm just glad I don't have to train indoors.

Christy said...

I'm not going to lie, I always think it's a little strange to see a man on an elliptical machine. It just looks to...wrong.

inspiREDtorun13 said...

I LOVED this post. I guess we are both in the same boat that after a long race we've had to drastically scale back our running.

I almost cried I was laughing so hard at your elliptical comment. I HATE that thing. I had never even thought about how people on it do look like they are hopping on clouds. I really don't understand the appeal of that machine. A lot of people I know who say they "can't run" seem to love the elliptical. Coincidence? Probably not.

And yeah...the other day I went for a run outside and decided it was probably better I didn't listen to my iPod so I was more aware of how my body was feeling. Honestly it's exhausting to concentrate on ever minor ache and pain. I too want to get to a point where I can just "not care." I guess then we could get hurt again, and the whole circle starts over.

That's awesome you'll have a running buddy!