Running while Recovering from Strep.

My apologies for the lack of posts over the last week – I have been down and out due to having Strep, and my wife’s insisting I should be healthy again before running. (That will teach me to tell her about the medical advice and runners advice I read online.)  So last night was beautiful (though not as nice as the 79 degree weather on monday) – especially since I got to go running for the first time in a week!  I decided on a nice three mile run in my Vibrams (which I just found out was pronounced Vee-brams), ending at my wife’s work-place, ideally allowing me a nice ride home if I arrived right as she finished her day. (it did work out perfectly!) 

I was definitely a little rusty out there, I had to concentrate on my breathing to ensure I was not panting uncontrollably.  I did get a slight side cramp, then that faded and I got one higher in my chest.  Luckily while they were both annoying – neither of them actually affected my running.  I tried to hold back my speed some as I knew I was not back up to 100 percent, but it wasn’t terribly succesful.  I averaged 6.9 mph – but the Vibrams really make me want to run, my time seems to always be a bit faster in them.  Interrestingly while I had to concentrate on my breathing, running with a mid-foot strike required now effort of thought at all!

I’m tempted to do a five mile run tonight, but I am not sure that it would be wise.  I may just do another 3 miles (plus if I do 3 miles, I can do them in my Vibrams, I’m not up to any further than that in them.)  I did hate sitting out a week, it felt VERY good to be back out there, I really don’t want any sort of relapse that might knock me out again.  I also have to say it is VERY nice having a wife that works at an exact even mileage away from you. (Thanks for the ride home dear!)

So, not a big post today, but it wasn’t a big run either! Just glad to be back out there adding to my mileage!


I run, because I am a runner. Having realized that I have always "been a runner" - even when I went years with out running, I am learning how it has integrated itself in all aspects of my life. When I started running in highschool, my perspective on life changed. Funny that I didn't realize how much it had affected it until just recently.

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