Thursday, June 13, 2013


Ennui. It's been one of my favorite words for a while, ever since I found out what it meant (and how to pronounce it). On a rainy, miserable day like today I find myself sinking into it. It's been a really long week, where I've woken up extra early nearly every day, and it's not even over yet.

This wasn't the blog post I had intended to write today. 

I saw my chiropractor on Monday and after him asking me what my "regular" routine was, and me telling him 3-4 miles would be considered an easy run, he said I could run TWO miles! Well, fair enough. I was really excited to run two miles last night, even though I had to fight through the crowds doing the Corporate Challenge, and almost got run over by a delivery man on a bike riding on the sidewalk. I was feeling great walking around, and walking up stairs had become pain free. 

The good news is, I managed to run 2 miles at a 9:00 pace, and I felt great for the first half mile to mile. But as I went up each hill in the lower loop I realized I wasn't 100% yet. By the time I reached the hill going up the transverse I realized I was definitely experiencing some nerve discomfort in my glue and hamstring. I'm glad I have yet another appointment with my chiro tomorrow morning, but I'm disappointed that I'm not back to "normal" yet. I keep thinking about the Philly Marathon, how far away it is, but yet how far I have to go before I reach the finish line.  

1 comment:

  1. I feel your pain! I have been sidelined for awhile now too and can't wait to get back to having easy runs that are longer than a mile or two. So disapointing to not be able to just go run like you are used to, seems like the body does't heal as fast as we think it should sometimes!