Monday, September 22, 2008

I Miss You....

Dear Running-
I just want you to know that I miss you. I hope that you know the reason I haven't "been" with you for almost a week is not by choice. I haven't been off having all sorts of fun with Gym, Bike, Weights or any of the other guys that I knew before you. Without you my evenings feel so empty, my weekend without our usual LONG date felt insignificant, instead of my body aching because of you....it is now aching for you! I knew that you meant a lot to me, I just didn't know how much until now!
So my Dearest Running, I will be back before you know it! Just another day or 2 until we will meet again.
All my heart, sweat, blisters and broken rib-
M*J*C


Seriously, I miss running. To most of you that are reading this you are probably thinking, "of course you do, did you really think that you wouldn't?" Well, sure I knew I would sort of miss it, but I'm missing it on a whole lot of levels, and maybe it was a good thing for me to learn that now, so I can appreciate it more through the rest of my journey to the Marathon.
I am getting a little worried about getting back on track. With the Marathon being only 5 weeks away from this coming Sunday I am getting into the critical point of my plan with the "REALLY Long Runs" (this is another term that I have new respect for)! So, here's what I'm thinking....
I am hoping to run 3-4 miles on Wednesday, then leave for Vegas Thursday. I would like to do 5 miles on Friday, and then maybe another 5 on Sunday (if I didn't party too much on Saturday....). Scratch that, I AM going to party too much on Saturday, come home on Sunday night and then run on Monday. I'll go for 7 Monday, 5 Wednesday and then do my long run on Friday (so I don't have to jump right onto a plane after it on Saturday). My schedule called for a 20 miler this coming Saturday, but I missed the 18 miler this past Sunday. So, I will shoot for 18 miles on Friday.
Any thoughts, suggestions, words of wisdom??? Feel free to share! *keep in mind, I know that all of the above is based on it all "feeling good"...it goes without saying (but I'll say it anyway) if there is major pain in the rib area I'll stop and re-evaluate.

12 comments:

Nikemom said...

sometimes when i see the road i run, the desire to be out running is very intense. i'm amazed at how motivating it is even when i'm half-dead. :D

D10 said...

Missing running is a good thing! Take it easy your first days back and you'll be right back on track. I wouldn't worry about missing the 18. You have been building a base so I think you will be ok to jump to the 20, just listen to your body.

ncrunner12 said...

I'm right there will you, well without the broken rib that is. I haven't seen running in a while either... and miss it. That's the reason I haven't blogged in a while, but I'm trying to catch up and get back out there thanks to some words of wisdom.

That was a great post, I hope the rib starts feeling better and you're able to get out there and run some soon. Good luck.

Marcy said...

I wouldn't worry about the missed 18 miler either. Just listen to your body and see how it goes ;-)

Flatman said...

Yup, Marcy is right...just see how it feels and go with it! Good luck. :)

*aron* said...

yes missing running IS a good thing!! you will be so excited to get back into it!! i agree with the others and say just try the 20 out and see how it goes. you will want to have that run in before the marathon. yayyyy getting close! have a great time in vegas!

P.O.M. said...

That sounds like a good plan. I always say that if I have to miss out on a run, slack on the shorter runs and just keep the long runs. I don't think you will have a prob jumping to the 20. Just give youself time to rest/heal before doing another "long" run.

Have fun in Vegas and remember what my Granny says, "Nothing good ever happens past midnight." But sometimes what Granny doesn't know is that I'm not looking for "good" all the time. ha ha.

mrjwhit~ said...

What motivates me is to see people running down my street. DW picks at me. "you want to join them don't you?" or her favorite, "are they running correctly?" Thanks for sharing what motivates you. Take care of yourself. Those miles will be there when you get back. They'll bring friends, too.

TRI Vortex said...

Funny...I don't miss it. Now get me out of the water and I dry up.

jahowie said...

It's great that you miss running. Now get your buns out there and do it!! LOL!!

Jason said...

I'm whining because I have little leg pain...you have a freakin' broken rib...I think I'm getting chicked on injuries :)

Jess said...

definitely definitely listen to your body, but otherwise go for it with your plan...if things feel good you'll be right on track!

wishing you a speedy recovery!

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