Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Cherish the Ability to Run!

I usually try to just post helpful and uplifting posts on my blog.  The world is too full of negative messages for me to contribute to that nonsense.  This might not be my usual uplifting Banana Eating Dog blog post, but it’s what I’m going through and something I wanted to share.


You really don’t appreciate something, until you don’t have it!  I’ve been trying to rehab a groin pull for the last month.  It’s been a slow go.  I’m so used to just running.  Running whenever and however I wanted.  Yes, I followed training plans, but I never worried about not being able to just run.

I know that I’ll heal in due time, but it’s just darn right frustrating.  I can only run 4-6 miles until the pain comes back in my adductor.  I really wanted to be able to work on my marathon time to get it down and closer to a BQ. I’m definitely lowering my expectations for my marathons in December & January.

I’m in good hands… Since the beginning of August, I’ve been coached by Brian Edmison.  Unfortunately, he really hasn’t the opportunity to put me through a proper regiment since my mishap.  My rehab has also been helped by Erin Connor as she has been able to really work on my adductor muscle.

I complain and whine so much about not running, that I’m driving my wife crazy.  She really cannot wait for me to get better.  I’ve been referring back to my glory days of 5 months ago.  Oh… back in those days!

Some humorous observations of not being able to run…

  1. I give dirty looks to runners out on the road… sorry.
  2. I don’t like to log onto FaceBook on Saturdays to hear about everybody’s long run… jealous!
  3. Monday’s posting of DailyMile’s weekly mileage are met with the same type of jealous angst!
  4. Volunteering at a race is doable, but words of congratulations are said with a sarcastic tone. Ok, I wasn’t really sarcastic when volunteering at the Hottest Half. Those finishers earned those medals on that hot Texas morning.
  5. I miss ice bathes!

The times that I can run those 4-6 miles pain free have been awesome! I feel like a kid running for the fun of it! Running, not because I have to, but because I want to! I cannot wait to be in the full swing of running.

As well, I cannot wait to run more so I can stop giving other runners dirty looks.  :)

1 comment:

Amanda @ There Are 2 Sides said...

I get really jealous when I can't run but everyone else in the world is! I don't know if I'll ever get over that feeling...