Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Everything takes time, right?

One thing I have not mastered is patience.  I used to wake up and pray for it each day and somewhere along the way, I have stopped.  I need to start doing that again. 

I'm coming up on three months post-op.  I know, I can hardly believe it either.  I have never, ever taken this much time off from running. NEVER!  Yes, I have run a handful of times in the past few weeks but I want to be running more.  I want to be able to run as long as I want to!  I guess that's a lot to ask for.

This morning I took Boomer and Bella over to the Alameda Creek Trail with a plan to run 4-5 miles.  Right about a mile in, my left IT band started yelling at me.  I tried to run it off but ended up having to stop and massage it a little bit.  That did help but I ended up only being able to complete three miles.

Oh, and I wore my Garmin - just because.  I thought I was slow before?  Ha!  My comfortable pace this morning was 12:07/mile.  Smokin', eh?

Yes.  Everything takes time.


Until later.............

9 comments:

Runners Fuel said...

I'm so sorry to hear!! It seems like everyone (including myself) is having trouble with their IT Band right now. I'm making a dr. appt for next week. Trying to heal it on my own isn't working. Good luck!

trailmomma said...

I wish I could teach patience because a certain few in my household could really use a big lesson in it.

At least you're out there. The speed will come!

Julie said...

Glad you're running - WHATEVER speed. I seriously believe in taking things slow after this last injury. It feels good to know I'm taking care of myself and not rushing things too fast.
In the past, I would just plow on through and either injure myself even more or just have every run SUCK. Patience is worth it!!

Char said...

I'm still working on patience too. It's the hardest thing in the world to just have to wait.

Stuart said...

Yes it's a lesson we all need to learn at some point in time!

PunkRockRunner said...

I wouldn’t sweat it. You’ll be back to 100% in no time at all. Just take your time & listen to the body.

Have a safe and happy new year.

All the best,

Ron

Tara said...

I am pretty patient when it comes to everything...except running it seems :-/ I am very slow right now, but I know what I am capable of and I will get my speed back and so will you! Just takes some time :)

trailturtle said...

You've done well this year, all things considered. Sorry we haven't been able to hook up when I've been out your way; maybe next year--when you are doing ultra's again ;). Happy New Year! Ann

Tricia said...

I've got a nagging ITB thing too, just plain sucks

happy new year