Wednesday, January 17, 2007

climbing out of a hole

Hey all. Just got in from an easy 4 miler. Wanted to do more but as I had mentioned in earlier posts, I am using this week as an easy transition week. I am transitioning from almost no running over the last two weeks (calf strain) to getting back on schedule. No sense in going from 0 miles to 30 miles in one week. I figured I'll get in between 15 and 20 this week and then go up from there. Tonight it was cool. Check that. It was cool but felt cold. Temp was in high 30s when I got started and it was slightly windy and cloudy. It wasn't cold enough to stick, but it was sleeting while I was running. Honest. No need to go to the store to buy milk and bread (or beer and chips as I prefer)-it will not be cold enough to do any damage around here. It was nice listening to it in the trees and having the tiny ice pellets slap me in the face. Very enjoyable.

I am planning on doing a 5 miler tomorrow afternoon. The calf feels fine but the spirit is wavering. Why is it that I always have such a hard time bouncing back after a little setback? What is the psychology behind that? Yes, I am excited to get back out here and even more excited that my injury seems to have subsided. It is sort of like when I play golf . . . if I hit a bad shot, it takes a couple of holes for me get the ship straightened out. You know what I mean?

Anyway, barring pain, I will do 5 Thursday and 10 on Saturday. If that goes well, then I will get back to a little more serious stuff next week.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fear keeps you from trying, but positive thoughts keeps you going on your chosen path.