What a nice day for a run….

Ok, really? not so much… Cold.. Rainy.. Wind of up to 30 mph… And this is the day I decide to go do ten miles.  Now for those that actually have seen my mileage, I have only run 6 miles at a decent speed (considering that technically I am still recovering), and 6.6 at a slow speed with Dustin.. That would make this 4 miles over my maximum.  I am pretty sure that 4 miles is more than 10 percent of 6 miles, but I did have a reason.  The Greater Binghamton Bridge  Run Half Marathon is on May 15th, and I would really like to run it – But I am not sure if I am physically capable of it.  My thoughts were that if I could manage 10 miles today – I could do the bridge run in 4 weeks.  So I set out today to do ten miles – my longest run since last November, and definitely my longest run post surgery.  Well, I did make it -but I walked 4 times.  Not for very far at any given point, but just a little to give my legs a rest as they were letting me know they weren’t happy by mile 6.5.

So.. I still don’t know if I CAN do the Bridge Run Half Marathon.  I can’t say I learned anything in the process today, except that I don’t like anyone that was running the opposite direction that I was.  I figure that since the wind was in my face, they obviously enjoyed a nice wind from the back pushing them along, but that is a whole ‘nother story.  My calves, thighs and hamstrings are all tight.  My knees are sore, but I don’t think it’s in the “OMG I NEED A KNEE BRACE” sort of sore.  Just letting me know I did a lot today.

I was able to go walk Sams Club (mmm. free food day) without any real problems, so I figure that is a plus.  We will see if I can move tomorrow though.  My thoughts right now are for a nice 2-3 mile run in my VFFs, as I didn’t wear them today (there was no way I was up to 10 miles in those!), possibly followed by a weight-lifting workout.  I haven’t completely ruled out laying on the couch moaning in pain though.


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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