August 06, 2006

Let's Go Back to "Amy's Running Updates" for $100

Yes, this will actually be a running update.

Today was my first day back from recovery. And wasn't actually all running. I'm on a strict walk/run schedule building from walking 5 minutes/running 1 minute, to running continuously for 10+ minutes. So, today was more walking than running. BUT, the important thing was that I got to lace my running shoes up and feel like a runner again.

And it couldn't have felt better.

Two of the 14 people in my class decided to take me up on the offer to join me in my walk/run. So we met at 6pm and off we went. Walking for 5/ Running for 1. I really really really wanted to run more than that, but I was a good girl and followed the orders. I know that in time I'll be back to running 19 miles and these days will just be a faded memory.

I'm too embarrassed to tell you how long it took to walk/run 3 miles, but we finished and it felt good to just be out there. It makes me super excited to think that I'll be running a half in a few months.

Today felt like when you find that old favorite sweater in the bottom of your drawer that you forgot that you had...that's what I felt like I had just found that sweater. I was really happy to just be out there. I'm still going to continue my running club but I will be glad to do part of the running while I'm at home because I know that if I was alone today I would have totally picked up the pace. But at the same time, I enjoyed walking with these two other ladies and talking and just being out there. It was a nice break from this depressing place that I'm in.

So, there you have it. My first running update in almost 2 months. I wish that it could have been more exciting, but i think I left all the excitement in my shoes when I took them off. At any rate, I'll be back on the road on Tuesday so maybe that update will be more interesting.

Happy running!


Firefly's Running said...

Way to go! Keep it up!

Phil said...

Amy .... no need to be embarrassed about your times. I'm sure that all your friends out here in the blogsphere are just delighted to see you out again after your foot injury. I loved your analogy of your first run being like an old sweater ... this brought back many found memories. Thanks!

Good luck going forward.

Laura Lohr said...

You know, I was embarrassed about my time when I got up and running again after bed rest/pregnancy. The important thing is though, that you are back at it. Know that you will get better soon and you will appreciate it so much when you are back.

I am so glad to get a running update from you!

pinaypower said...

yeah for you!!!

no need for embarrassment. you have to start somewhere, especially after injury!

glad to hear you're back!

Laurie said...

I enjoy all of your updates, running related or not. But I am glad to hear that you are back doing what you love.

Troy Tarpley said...

Before you know it, you'll be back to running 9 min. and walking 1. As hot as it was there, I think your allowed to adjust your time/speed like we do the temerature to the heat index.

Better than that, you may have just become a landmark in the other two womens lives. They may look back two years from now and count the 10K's or half-marathons they've completed and always attribute it to "this really cool chick I met at this really sad place".

Rock on wit cho bad sef!

Wanna-be 5k-er said...

Yippee, she's back in action!

Take it slow, girl. GL with the recovery!

jeff said...

okay...first off, troy's comment, that rocks. he's a keeper.

second, yay for lacing up the 'go-fasters'!

take it easy and enjoy the return to running.

RunnerGirl said...

Glad to hear that you are being SMART and following recovery orders.

Good job! Keep it up!

neese said...

yeeeeeeah! for running again! i love the sweater analogy too.

Running by.... said...

I agree, Troy is a keeper!

Good on you for getting out there and inspiring others (and me too!).

Kurt said...

It is important that you focus on doing it and not worry about the time. You did it and that is the important thing. Congrats on being back!

Jim said...

Congrats! You go girl . . . nothing wrong with following the Doc's orders. We should all take a lesson in patience and follow your example. In no time, the run/walk ratio will flip and you'll be eating up the pavement. Yes the sweater analogy was a good one, though sort of inappropriate in this weather!!! Go home as fast as you can and lace 'em up!!!