October 19, 2006
pardon my away
Four weeks ago (about) I left the universe of IT. Three weeks ago I ran a marathon. Two weeks ago I started school full-time, and though I nominally have a lot of free time, I have managed to cram it full of things I must do and gotta do and really oughta do, most of which I don't really have to do but I feel a little guilty "just" going to school so I make sure I pull my weight in other ways. I'll get over it.
I haven't really felt much like writing during the past few weeks. Running has been a particularly unwriteworthy subject. The race in Akron turned out to be a real downer the more I thought about it, and I've thought about it plenty during this ultralong recovery. Meanwhile, I've been damn sore; almost every day some new section of calf or shin has developed serious tightness and pain. So while my mind berates the body and demands penance for the bad marathon, the body just says no. My legs finally decided to work again this morning; I ran 8 miles a bit too fast, with 10xstrides also a little too fast, and despite the summerlike weather it felt good to push. I like that. I hope it lasts
Posted by joe positive at October 19, 2006 2:58 PM
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