The good news – I am back running!
The bad news – What bad? I am back running! 🙂
After my Bandera – Rocky Raccoon adventure this winter, I could not completely get over a left knee tweak throughout much of the spring and early summer. Oh, I came close many times and then would find ways to self-sabotage…I was pretty darn good at it unfortunately.
Since my trail running self-control wasn’t always up to the challenge, I had to drop the hammer and stop all running…for seven weeks through the mid-summer months.
Practiced acceptance….did the family tour in the midwest which provided a nice distraction…whimpered to myself a couple times…was inspired by all the runners in the TALON region…focused on how to get running healthy again. Damn it, I wanted back in the game!
Back to the basics I go…
- Core work – Primarily Pilates, Yoga, and McMillan
- Muscle balancing – one quad bigger than the other – we have a problem – I think this is a big issue.
- Structural balancing – Hooked up with a new Chiro that I have been pretty impressed with. He is highly fit and athletic himself and works with athletes on the professional and Olympic level. After our first 1 hour meeting, I felt he will be part of my “team” for quite some time.
I have now been running for two weeks, low mileage and short sessions. But dang, it sure feels good. Those running miles that had been a pleasurable expectation, have now become an opportunity for humble gratitude.
There is still work to be done but progress is apparent. The journey begins again.
Here are a few pics from my first run back on the trails at a nice urban park called Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.
It’s good to be back.
Be active – Feel the buzz!
David – EnduranceBuzz.com
Posted on 13 Sep 2010
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