This thursday, I am running in the YMCA Corporate Challenge at Broome Community College. I will be running in the relay (3 legs, 1 mile each) and the 5k. When I first came up with the idea of the agency I work for competing in it – It seemed like such a great idea. With my surgery-site causing me pain and my recent lack of running due to my calf strain – this should be a rather interesting run.
I ran this weekend, and (as usual) it felt GREAT to be out there, the VFF’s moving as light as can be. I’m back down to ~6 mph, but I am moving with one foot in front of the other – that makes me happy. I am headed back for a follow-up with my Doctor regarding the hernia repair surgery. The nurse agreed that increasing pain 5 months afterwards was probably not what should be happening. But I Digress.
The running, followed by getting injured – has somewhat hurt my motivation. When I walk out the door, I wonder what pain is going to start-up, or if I am doing something “stupid” without realizing it. I am hoping that the 5k will help encourage me again. I need to get that “fire burning” and with 138 days to go, the timing would be good. I should be starting the beginners marathon training plan by Hal Higdon at 126 days. (For the math unfriendly, that is 12 days from now).
I suspect my time is going to be miserable, but I am looking forward to my first race in VFFs. As long as I beat my non-runner co-workers, I’ll consider it a “success.”