I am up to 4 pain-free miles! Woo hoo! I'm hoping next week to try 5!
I have to admit, this injury has been very humbling. It's hard to go from running for 3-4 hours at a time to running 3 or 4 miles. On my first 2 runs, I had to stop before I even broke a sweat. In the long run, I know that resting and rebuilding slowly is the best thing to do. But in the short term, it's driving me batty.
As a distraction to my non-running abilities, I'm planning my upcoming triathlon season. It is a good distraction. Right now, I have my sights set on 2 half-Ironman races: New Orleans in April and Branson in September. Yes, I said Branson. I plan on catching the Andy Williams show afterwards. Small races are fun and I'll sprinkle some in as they fit, but my priority is going to be going sub-6 at New Orleans and *possibly* sub-5:30 in September. Hey, what's the point of dreaming if you don't dream big? And after training for a 50 miler, the time commitment for a 70.3 isn't that bad.
I think I found a new pool and they also offer yoga classes. The best part is I can do a 3-mo membership, so I won't get stuck with a gym that I only use in the winter. I take that back, the best part is if a kid craps themselves in the kiddie pool, I won't have to get out of the lap pool.
This weekend, I'm in NOLA for a short trip, so I'm going to print out the bike and run course to take with. From what I hear, it should be flat and fast. I'm going to go back to daydreaming now...
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