Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Slow Comeback



I feel fat and lazy! My comeback from surgery seems to be a tougher climb than I imagined. It was only three weeks but I feel I have slid so much. My speed is non existant and the cardio is working overtime.

Besides that my schedule has made it very difficult to get my runs in and even crosstraining. I am temped to pick up a stationary unit for my bike so I can work on leg speed during the week.

I have been working 12 hours a day which does not help and two of my kids had car problems that I worked on in the last week. And.........my treadmill is definately come down with a virus or something. It actually has not worked right since I wiped off the summer dust.

I don't mean to whine.......well I guess I do...it is hell when something disrupts a great season of running....the fall is usually my best times.....I plan on a long run sometime this weekend and hopefully that will get me back on track.

2 comments:

Dan said...

Be patient my friend. Do not try to force your body to do what it’s not ready to handle. It will only delay your progress. Your conditioning will come back with consistency. Trust me on this. I did not exercise for 7 month due to various injuries. After 10 months of slow, steady training and small increases in mileage and intensity I was able to complete a marathon. Run when you can, for as long as you can, and enjoy the moment you are in. Do not fret about the future, you can not change it.
Dan

RunninRob said...

Fat and Lazy, two things I can completely empathize with! Ever since I got hurt my 'diet' has gone into the crapper. I think I had a zen moment when I found the bottom of a pint of Ben & Jerry's (Peanut Butter Cup - for the record) while sitting on the couch watching Bond movies this weekend. I am hoping the doctor has some ideas this weekend so I can look forward to a plan and eventually health and racing.

Keep your head up, we'll both get back there at some point!

-Rob