Wednesday, September 15, 2010

First Run Back

I did it, I finally did it!  I had my first run post Ironman!  Truthfully it was my first workout period, but hey…that’s okay, right?  The gloom in the skies cleared for a short period today around the lunch hour and I just happened to have my running gear in the office.  I changed, pulled my Ironman Canada finisher’s hat down on my head and took off to meet Kelly.

She had her Garmin on but I was just wearing my Timex.  I didn’t want to look at any numbers as this was my first run back.  No expectations.  At first my right knee felt a little niggly, just in the muscles around the side of my knee into my quad.  By 12 minutes in those niggles were gone and I was actually feeling pretty good!  We chatted the whole way and 34 minutes flew by.  Not bad for the first run back really! 

My bike is hiding behind a stack of moving boxes in the garage and I’ve put my membership at the YMCA on hold for a short period so I’m not too sure when I’ll be biking or swimming again though…

10 comments:

Keith said...

A run! Wow, good for you! I've swum and did a really short bike yesterday. Maybe I'll run this weekend. Maybe.

Marlene said...

Must have felt nice to get out there again! Glad it went well.

Alisa said...

Nice work!

teacherwoman said...

I am sure it felt great to get out there and run again! You deserved that break!

lindsay said...

Yay! Glad it went smoothly. No need to rush into things and I know you'll be busy planning a little shindig :)

Tracy said...

Its good to workout if nothing other that to wear the FINISHER'S hat! Because we are Ironman Finishers!!! I love that. While I am running, I think about that and it makes me smile.

TNTcoach Ken said...

A little niggly????? I had to Google that..... Glad it went good.

Amy said...

Great that was a nice try, good luck to your next!!!


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Bob Almighty said...

congrats on your first run back also glad to hear the running blog is staying around, it was going to be a pain to have to change my bookmarks again...Also good luck in Disney.

scarlet said...

Good for you! Congrats to your first run back..good luck on your upcoming runs..have a happy run always!