You Were Flying Free….
I had to get in a 3 miler today. I dedicated it to my great friend Ted‘s brother who passed away on this very date. Feb 9th. I promised Ted I would do it, and I did. I walked the first mile in 15.23. Go me. But, the walking just wasn’t doing it for me so I started running. I thought I’d get in a mile perhaps. Second mile 10.23. I kept going. Just had to. Third mile 9.55.
Total 3 miles: 35.42 GO ME!!!
When I came home and entered my lobby, the very wonderful gray haired security guard greeted me as he always does when I come home from a run. Only this time, it was the first walk/run i’ve done in almost 3 weeks. So, he was surprised to see me. Here is what he said. “Hiya, are you OK? Are you healed?? “No” I said, not healed, but I am very OK!!! He then went on to say “you know when you wear that shoe of yours, its like a shackle holding you back, but today my dear you were flying free”…..
Damn, I love that man.
My stats below. My toe is no worse for the run. Really, it feels fine. No pain. No additional pain OR swelling. And, I must say this “it felt so fucking amazing to be out there with the warmish sun shining. I felt free, just for a little while.
“Are you truly dirty if you don’t take a shower every day? No, but you feel that way. It’s the same with running. Just like a shower, running is part of my daily life.”
|Route:||—||Elev. Avg:||4 ft|
|Location:||Breezy Point, NJ||Elev. Gain:||+0 ft|
|Time:||07:41 AM||Difficulty:||1.9 / 5.0|
|34 F temp; 51% humidity|
|34 F heat index; winds W 10|
|Pace:||11′ 54 /mi|
|Mile||Pace (min/mile)||Speed (mph)||Elevation
|actual||+/- avg||actual||+/- avg|
|1||15′ 23||+3′ 29||3.9||-1.1||0 ft|
|2||10′ 23||-1′ 31||5.8||+0.7||0 ft|
|end||9′ 55||-1′ 59||6.0||+1.0||0 ft|
|Versus average of 11′ 54 min/mile|
EDIT: I will not be running anymore. UNTIL I HAVE ANOTHER XRAY AND THERE IS ACTUAL HEALING SEEN!!!! I just spoke to my running/doctor friend and she yelled at me. *hanging my head and sighing* I do not regret what I did today. I flew free and I would do it again in a heartbeat!!!