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.