Monday in a Snap Shot:
6:11am – Monday already…. Yes… RUNNING TODAY!
10:35am – Going to be the longest day of my life…. Need to get off so I can go do my run.
1:40pm – Oldest son calls to say he is eating at one of my favorite places. Sends me a picture of an ice cream cone to my cell. Note: cancel his cell phone service.
3:18pm – That is it…. I have to leave 10 minutes early. Cannot wait any longer.
5:12pm – After playing taxi for my youngest and one of his friends I finally end up at the Sports Club. Time for my RUN.
Mile One: After a 4 minute walk to warm up I set the pace at a very comfortable 9:22. Feels good to be moving.
Mile Two: Each step is plugged into the rhythm of my tunes playing from my ipod. Feels as if I can somewhere else.
Mile Three: My thoughts jump around and I know that my run is coming to an end. No pain. Feels great. Want to go further. Sticking with the plan and stop at 3 miles.
I cool down, stretch and then take yoga. I am thrilled. I think about my next run on Wednesday. I think about hitting the trails very soon.
Once arriving home I shower, eat, and then ice the knee. No problems until I get into bed. It hurts. It worries me. I am frustrated. I am sad. I pass out.
Today there is no pain. Even before I left the house I raced up and down the stairs to test it out. I will cycle with a group after work. Likely it will be the same 29 mile, hilly ride. Hoping, praying for no pain.