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I Almost Ran

Monday, February 11, 2013

I almost ran today. I spent most of the day in bed, sleeping. My sleep habits have left something to be desired of late, so today, after I took Thing 2 to school, I crawled back into bed and slept until no longer tired. Then it was time to go get her. There was laundry to be done, and sometime around 4pm I figured I should have breakfast. By the time I was ready to head out, it was very windy (sustained winds of 15mph with gusts to 40) and the temp was 40 deg and dropping. It was time.

I went out in cycling shorts, tshirt, and a windbreaker and started walking. It was great. For 3.25 kiles I was lost in the chill, the wind, the exertion, and the playlist (SCOTS, Bill Kirchen, and Junior Brown).By the time I got a mile an a half in, I had to fight the urge to run. I really wanted to run. However, there were 2 reasons not to. #1: Shin splints. I don't have them. I don't want them. If I'm not careful, I get them in a heart beat. I've not run in months. I must ease in to it or my coming schedule of races is rsally going to suck. #2: My collarbone. I'm barely 2 weeks into a broken collar bone and separated shoulder. My orthopedic doc doesn't want me doing anything that will be jarring. No running, but walking is allowed. Right now, I have little pain associated with the injury. In fact, I often forget about it. To me, this seems like a dangerous time. Little discomfort can result in doing things that damage it further simply because you forget the injury. Thus, I held back and didn't run.

Instead of running, I had a glorious, invigorating, walk. Now, I go see my dad. Then to the gym. So far, it's been a good day.
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  • BILL60
    But can you get down and knock out "20"?
    2199 days ago
    First rule of recovery.....First do no harm!
    2200 days ago
  • CALLEN3189
    Good job on getting up and going. I'm in the same boat, I've put on a lot of weight and so running usually results in an injury, or being really super sore for a couple days. I miss running, I miss the freedom I used to feel running, so good job on doing the smart and safe thing. Hope you heal quick and well. :)
    2200 days ago
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