How hard was that…

F*cking Hard! excuse my language, but man that was too painful.

Since it’s the 1st today I thought I can’t let it be more than 2 months without running (sod the arthritis pain). So I procrastinated all day about heading out. After popping some pain killers I pulled on my faithful New Balance and headed out.

My biggest mistake was leaving it until dusk to go running – coupled with my choice of no hat and wearing shorts, why? As I got to the top of the lane and I could see the wind blowing a blizzard of snow and guess what – Yeup I’d be running head on in to it. Just checked the Met office and the winds are up to 30 mph and the temp is -1.0 °C. No wonder my face wants to drop off.

Apart from the Cool factor – I am UNFIT! I can’t believe I’ve got to start from zero again 😦 Hopefully my ankle will hold up and I’ll be back up to 13milers within the month.

Going to see the specialist this Tuesday – hopefully He/She can sort me out.


PS almost forgot, I managed a super slow and painful 3 miles (and had to walk twice…BooHoo).


~ by joggerblogger on February 1, 2009.

5 Responses to “How hard was that…”

  1. You know, I probably shouldn’t say anything but I will. I feel like you keep getting sick and there may be some really good reasons for that. But I think its risky to go out running with almost nothing on in those temps. Plus running before you’re properly healed is not a great idea. I just get this impression that you push yourself way too hard at the risk of your health. I only say it because I do care and hope that you get better very soon. Good luck on Tuesday. – Kate

  2. WOW!!
    I know you are wanting to get back out there and get your miles in. But you need to be 100% first. Your family needs you healthy. As much As we all love you, and your running stories and photos, health first.
    Good luck Tuesday.

  3. Great job on the miles . . . I’m in the same boat you are – my 3.5 the other day was a reminder at how much fitness I lost.

    What camera are you using? Because that picture is amazing? Do you use an image stabilizing lens?

  4. Hi Mrs Runner 🙂

    I use a Canon Eos 40D – and I love it. The picture of Jinx was taken with my new best friend, it’s a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens. It’s also great for portraits as well as close up pictures (I love macro though).

    Some more test pictures over here – I haven’t had a chance to use it much yet:

  5. I have a Nikon D50 and I really want Nikon’s 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens. But, I’m not that into photography and I’d have to fork over another kidney.

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