Monday, March 29, 2010

I'm not there yet...

I ran four times last week as I try to come back from injury, short runs that totaled slightly over ten miles. Although all the runs were slow and rendered me shockingly out of breath, it was a start.

I kicked off the week on Sunday with my familiar mile-run around my neighborhood in 8:52. I don't think I could have gone any faster than that.

I ran twice during the week at work with co-workers, each time running to the Washington Monument from near Union Station and back again at a twelve-minute pace. During one of those runs, tourists hurrying to be on time for their scheduled entrance into the monument jogged by us and outdistanced us as we dawdled along.

My best run was two and a half miles around my home town on Friday, a slow, meandering journey up the hill to the school and around some of the cul-de-sacs I used to traverse on my early-morning runs back when I ran five times a week. On Saturday I got a workout of a different sort when I took a pickup truck load of furniture from Not Born to Run's old place in Maryland to her cool new digs directly across the street from the National Cathedral.

7 comments:

ShirleyPerly said...

Well, I'm envious! I'm now saddled with an ankle injury (sprain) and unable to run for a bit. And, yes, moving furniture is a heck of a workout. Glad you were able to help Jeanne.

Danielle said...

Ah, pick up owners! Everyone's best friend when they need to move!

Anne said...

And on the Left Coast, I am huffing and puffing right alongside you. Our comebacks take longer as we age, I suppose.

Rainmaker said...

Ah-ha! I noticed in you that photo elsewhere! nice!

skoshi said...

Checking in and saying hello. Very sorry about that injury--don't know what it is, but get better soon. Good that you can still run a bit. It is surprising how fast we get our of breath when we don't exercise regularly, isn't it?

Just_because_today said...

is it age that makes our come backs so slow? nawwww

Petraruns said...

I'm so pleased you're back on the road - don't give yourself a hard time for coming back slowly. You're doing the right thing here. You'll be back at your old (or faster) pace soon enough.

And well done on helping Jeanne out - moving is an incredible workout and what a good friend you are! Thanks for your wishes on FB.