Monday, August 9, 2010

I'm back?

It's been 3 weeks since I went down injured!!!... talk about a long and frustrating healing process!

I was starting to wonder if I'll ever be able to train again... in fact, it's been so long I'm starting to doubt if I was ever a runner in the first place... Did I really run 1500+ miles over the last 15 months or was it all a dream?

The good news is that my undiagnosed right groin/quad/hip/knee/blank* injury is slowly but steadily healing and I even got out for a relatively pain free (if you exclude the excruciatingly slow pace) 5 mile jaunt today.  It wasn't my only run during the last 3 weeks, but it was most certainly my most successful... Not only was I pain free enough during the run that I could actually enjoy it a little bit, but I am also pain free enough now (several hours after the run) that I'm not regretting the decision. 

Anyway, after today's run, I'm optimistic that I might actually be able to run more than once this week (especially since it's Monday)... heck, maybe I'll even get double digit miles in... so based on my current condition, I'm going to tentatively declare myself "back".

Next on my agenda... preparation for a little local race coming up in just over 2 months (I think it's called the Chicago Marathon)... Oh well,  I'm not going to worry about 26.2 right now... I'd be content if I could get in 2.6 miles tomorrow!!!

*name any random leg part


  1. Good to see you back in action!!

  2. A REAL runner wouldn't let a little bitty ol' leg pain keep him down...


    Glad you're feeling better!

  3. Good news! Glad you're back in better form!

  4. Great attitude, dealing with the blows as they are dealt.
    I know if I were dealing with a right groin/quad/hip/knee/leg hair injury, I would have a tough time deciding when to resume training in full force. You're being smart by taking it slow. With your fitness base, you'll adapt very well when you decide to ramp it back up.

  5. You know, when you were talking of doubting yourself as a runner, it reminded me of the first Marathon Talk episode interview with Liz Yelling. No matter how long you are out, when you come back, you always have that runner spirit inside of you. If you are out for a long long time, even still, it does not take long to get back in to it as the first time around. Glad to see you are up and at em now. Best wishes and be safe about it. I hope these are not "Testing it out" runs but full recovery. Take care man!

  6. welcome back? hope things start clicking again quickly... i'm just now trying to run again after some time off (though not from injury) and it sucks! so... i hope it doesn't suck for you.

  7. Glad you're back in action! Hope you continue to heal!!!