Back on (the) Track; Pun Intended

Friday, July 30, 2010

I tried, but I couldn't wait to August 1 to test out the broken toe on a short run. It's been more than 5 weeks. X-rays confirmed that it is broken (I waited 4 weeks before having it x-rayed) and beginning to heal.

I was walking the dog last night and I had a powerful urge to start running. I thought it would pass by, but it kept getting stronger. I tried to talk myself into waiting just a few more days, but I finally gave in.

A fellow runner advised me not to worry about getting back into running. He promised that my muscles would still have the memory of running and it wouldn't be much effort to advance my mileage. And I think he's right--my legs felt great. Each lap, without effort, became faster. I finished the mile in 9:39--way faster than I had anticipated. My lungs, however, don't have such a great memory. I was doing a lot of heavy breathing.

This weekend I'll do some biking and maybe just another mile or two run around the track. It feels good to be running again.

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  • BOBBYD31
    they keep telling me the lungs will adjust quickly also. i know when i went out last week my lungs were more of a problem than the legs. damn broken toes, glad it did not hurt i will find out next weekend if mine hurts
    3190 days ago
  • ACTIVE_AT_60
    Have you spoken with someone (MD type) who could tell you what to do? Depending on the location of the fracture you might be able to run. However, a little cross training on the bike never hurts. OR I should say a different body part hurt LOL.
    3190 days ago
    I totally feel you, in fact my blog last night was about the very same subject, the need to run even when we shouldn't. Unfortunately the Task Manager ate my blog when I tried to close another program that was not responding. I was so ticked I just blogged about the Task Manager instead.
    3190 days ago
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