Running, hurt, better, running, happy

Somedays running can be ordinary.

Somedays you think your run was ordinary, but it really wasn’t.

Somedays running is fun and you feel like you can run forever.

Somedays you get two miles into a run and know you need to stop or risk getting hurt.

Monday I ran my 4 miles.

Tuesday I ram my 4 miles.

Wednesday I woke up and my ankle hurt so much I could barely walk.  Strange that I was fine during my Tuesday run.  Of course it was HOT and I was tired.  I hadn’t slept well the night before and the heat, though not as bad as at other times, just got to me.  I ended up walking several times.

So I woke up Wednesday and limped out of bed.  At work I had to walk slowly and favored my other foot.  It hurt so much, I wondered if I had sprained it.  I had visions of having to take weeks off of running and just keep weight off of it all together.  That afternoon I decided to walk through my neighborhood.  I figured it would work its way out of make it worse, but at least I’d know what I was up against.  So I walked a couple miles and headed home.  To be honest, it was better after a while.  I still couldn’t run on it, but I could walk without issue.

Yesterday I woke up and felt fine.  No pain.  No limp. All was well.

So I went for my run yesterday afternoon.  It was awesome.  Not only did my ankle feel fine, but I felt like I could run forever.  I ended up running 5 miles, which was longer then I’ve run in a long time.  I felt comfortable. It was cool outside (I love the polar vortex in the summer) and all was well with the world.

This morning I am back in the 184 range for my weight.  I have been creeping up past 184 off and on since my vacation.  184 is not where I want to be as a goal, but is acceptable to me, so that is good news.

Ultimately, somedays are good and some are bad.  I’ve said this before, but if you have a bad day, know that a good one is coming soon.  If you have a good day, don’t be shocked at the next bad day because it will happen.  That is the way we are made and that is life.

I’m glad I had a good day yesterday.  I really needed one.

Tom

 

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16 thoughts on “Running, hurt, better, running, happy

  1. I love that attitude. Life has its ups and downs and I suppose we can’t be shocked with the downs. I was laughing about this with the scale earlier this year. I used to over indulge and weigh myself the next day and declare, “I just don’t get it!” when the scale would creep up. It’s not a mystery Sarah, you just ate too much. Learning to accept that life goes up and down makes it a lot easier to deal with.

  2. I’m really glad you had a good day yesterday! I just love those runs where you feel like you could go forever 🙂 Way to go, and I hope today is similarly awesome! TGIF!

  3. I haven’t had a run that I thought I could go forever in awhile (stupid injury), but thank you for the reminder that one is probably around he corner. Right now I’m just grateful I can run without pain, even if it still feels a bit harder than I want it to right now.

    • It is rare for me also! To be honest, I started the run knowing about how much I planned (originally 4 miles) but told myself I had to run 23 miles. So I took it easy and steady. Of course after I added the extra mile I was ready to head home. Only 17 miles short. 🙂

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