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“Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow – that is patience.” – Author Unknown

It is now five weeks post-Rocky Raccoon and I am starting to get a bit annoyed with this recovery-mode crap.  I yearn for that breeze in my face as a bead of sweat rolls down my cheek, the sensation of roots and pebbles beneath my feet, and hearing that inner orchestra that only plays when the body is working together to create this melodic expression called running.

I am not the only one that hears this music, am I?

Passion can be a double-edged emotional sword at times but I will take passion over apathy any day.

The at times, mentally hard and physically slow journey continues. My running adventures will remain very low-key through the end of the month to let my body (especially knee and Achilles) heal up. A few three mile jogs, some weight/core work, and a couple elliptical sessions will continue to be my weekly staple of activity.

Over the weekend, I did enjoy 1.5 miles on a flat, local park trail…and it was good!

After another 2.5 weeks (body willing), I hope to begin another chapter of my endurance sports journey.

But until then…

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Be active – Feel the buzz!

David –

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

2 Responses to “Patience”

  1. on 15 Mar 2010 at 8:37 pm Patton

    Rumor has it that Axl is coming out with a line of moisture wicking performace bandannas and hats that you are supposed wear together while running. I hope it goes better than Slash’s Gore-Tex Top Hat.


  2. on 16 Mar 2010 at 9:00 am David Hanenburg

    P – You can never have enough wicking fabric on the body especially with the Texas summer fast approaching. Create it and they will wear it. Thank you Axl! Slash is still the man.