Limping towards the finish line

Yesterday was my first big run after my unintentional three week hiatus. I took it slow this week, and decreased my normal amount of mileage by about 6 miles. I set a very modest goal of a long run of 8 miles, and ended up pushing myself to do 11 instead. I felt good about it, not winded or tired at all.

Unfortunately, I’m developing some knee pain which makes me feel as if it’s going to fold in and collapse. I know this has the ring of a hypochondriac, but my running buddy tells me that at this point in training, one’s body starts to show some wear and tear. As if the three weeks of bloody diarrhea wasn’t enough. Sheesh…I’m now walking like an arthritic octogenarian.
I can’t tell you how happy I’ll be when I conquer this thing and return to my normal life. Of course, life won’t actually be returning to normal, as I’ll be moving on to the next big life hurdle. We’re ready to shake things up here at teamcoyle. How about you? Are you shaking your life up, taking a walk on the wild side, or maybe setting some new goals this fall?


  • Yikes. . . that was an uncomfortable read.

    Goals, huh. . . well, I’m not much of a runner, so even the thought of 5 miles is rather daunting. Maybe I’ll make that a goal.

    My goal right now though is to sort through my stuff and figure out what needs to come home with me and what stays here at Liquid.

  • Too much information? I guarantee I was on the more uncomfortable end of that situation!

    Go for the five miles, and as for your stuff at Liquid, all you need to bring home are your memories of a job well done:)

  • Oh I believe it! Hahaha!

    Thanks for the encouragement. And thanks for the opportunities to share with your kids. They’re a real treasure; I can’t wait to visit so I can hang with them again!

    Oh, and thank your kids for me. . . those cards were beautiful and heartwarming! I was severely choked up as I went through them today!