January 9, 2005
Not writing much - not that I've not been running, but work has been very busy lately, and by the time I get home at night I just pass out.
I have been running, though, increasing the mileage very slowly and I'm not done yet. This week I ran just under 50 miles and crosstrained another 14. Lots of "starts" too - started track workouts again, also started doing "long" runs with the club folks again. Registered for a few races, including Boston. Started taking medicine meant to help with bad bone-density. Started thinking about how I can train hard enough to improve, but not so hard I break. That one's going to take a while.
Anyway, as my workouts become less boring I'll write about them more.
Posted by joe positive at January 9, 2005 12:03 PM
Good to hear from you and this is all great news! It sounds like you have a lot to write about! In the past, for me, training hard but not so hard I break has meant lots of crosstraining. I'm glad to hear you're continuing along the comeback trail!
Posted by: Alison at January 9, 2005 2:01 PM
I am so happy to hear from you again! Running just under 50 miles is a heck-uv-a lot more exciting than what I am doing :) All of your "starts" sound fantastic!!
Posted by: bridget at January 10, 2005 7:23 PM
I found this place after spidering my way around Alison's blog. It seems you've endured a parade of injuries and setbacks in recent months and your journal entries suggest you feel compelled for whatever reason to apologize for this.
I went through a lot of the same blase frustrations when I was sidelined during the waning months of the Olympic Trials qualifying window in 2003, watching a shot at something dear slip away and wanting to convince myself running didn't really matter. But as you are finding out, doors really do have a way of opening when you're stubborn enough, even if that sometimes means just going through the motions.
I'll be at the Naples Half-Marathon, by the way, in the event you had designs on making an appearance.
Posted by: kemibe at January 13, 2005 12:25 AM
Thanks for the encouragement. I'll be at Naples next week, so maybe I'll run into you at some point. I don't look anything like the woman whose photo graces this page, btw.
Posted by: joe positive at January 14, 2005 10:06 PM