Thursday, September 2, 2010

Notes on a Non-Running Life?

Perhaps I should rename the blog ...

I have been long remiss in posting because, well, I'm still not running.

Oh, I jog now and then. If I'm lucky, about 35 minutes at a tiptoe pace. And if I'm really lucky, nothing swells up immediately afterward and I can actually walk with no limp the next day. Yeesh.

In my 32+ years as a "runner", this has been the longest duration of down time. That includes several other fairly severe injuries, a couple of surgeries, torn tendons, etc. There was once a time that I bragged about running every single day for five consecutive years (oh, so long ago). Now I'd be happy to run just 2 or 3 days a week. For whatever reason, that's been too much to ask of my body for the past couple of years.

So, today, on the occasion of celebrating exactly 49 years since I arrived, sputtering and wailing, into the doctor's and then my mother's arms in Madison, Wisconsin - I have only one birthday wish: please let me get back to running!

The bottom line is that I have one more year until hitting age 50. I hope to take that year to slowly, patiently work myself back into shape.

I hope that your running is going much better than mine. Thanks for reading. I promise I'll get back to more-regular posts soon.