This weekend I had a “long aqua-jog” of 2 hours on Saturday that went great. I was ebbing and bobbing and all was right with the world. I even got to pee in the pool a few times. It was heavenly. But, Sunday’s “recovery” aqua jog found my leg being a bit funky in a similar way as my stress fracture was. Read: the pain was back. So, I cut my recovery short at 40 min on Sunday and skipped today. I have a follow up appointment on Wednesday to check the healing progress via x-ray. I was hopeful that I would get the green light to bike and do some LIGHT running but now I’m not sure. How can I easy run a marathon in 3.5 hours if I can’t float in a pool for 2???
Shifting gears slightly, a story recently came across my desk (doesn’t that make me sound important?) that has to be shared – and honestly probably should have came before talking about bees and peeing in the pool.
You see, some people have issues. Like, real issues. Iram Leon has brain cancer. The bad kind that kills you (not sure there is a good kind....). In fact doctors say that he won’t live to see 40. He is taking pills that make him throw up, can’t drive because of past seizures, and has scars from surgery. But, he is a runner. A fast runner. In fact, he won the Gusher Marathon this past weekend with a time of 3:07. Did I mention that he was pushing his SIX year old daughter in a jogging stroller?
Anyway, you can read about his race here or read his race report here or follow him on twitter here. I am not sure that I could tell his story any better than he himself did.
So, whenever I’m feeling bad about my little silly stress fracture that WILL heal eventually, I guess I can just think of Iram. Cause, he is sort of bad ass.