Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Withdrawals are getting tough!


I am not allowed to run right now and I can't bike, hike or swim either.....this is tough. My brain feels I should be doing it, my body isn't really saying I can't (though I do have some pretty good pain right now) I think I could go for an easy jog and not suffer because of it.

I will be good though and adhere to the words of my surgeon....I will be seeing him Friday. Perhaps he will atleast let me go hiking this weekend. I really feel that getting up and moving is the key to recovery.

I think my body demands exercise.......and I have this brand new pair of Brooks cascadias that keep staring at me saying... "let's hit the trails man!" I haven't worn them yet...I want to.

4 comments:

Jamie said...

Did I miss something? Why can't you run or bike?!

Trail Monster Running said...

Hopefully you can get to enjoy the outdoors this weekend, maybe start breaking in those Cascadias with a little hike. I wore Cascadias for the VT100, and apart from the near crippling of my ankle which I don't attribute to the shoes, I think it was the socks, they worked great for me.

The snowy image seems a bit premature don't you think? Or are you just craving venison now that hunting season is approaching?

Pathfinder said...

Well, I guess it boils down to the realization that my fall running season is shot. I have set my sights on winter workouts and use that as a means to put up with the current situation.

I am knawing at the bit to run in theses new shoes which I bought for the Pineland 50K. I think your advice to get some hiking in for breakin is a good one.

Also I have been thinking about the Fatass race and hope the trail monsters put on anouther one this winter. It would be a good leadup to the 50K for me.

I go to the surgeon tomorrow and am hoping for the go ahead to get out there at least hiking if not jogging gingerly....

Trail Monster Running said...

The GAC (www.gaconline.net) puts on a Fat Ass 50k in early January that Jamie and I did last year. It's a 10k loop but you don't have to run it 5 times if you don't want to, plenty of people just show up to run a couple. Anyway, it's a fun run and some good winter training. We'll probably try to round up a group to go down again this year so stay tuned...