Sunday, October 26, 2008

Walk Away Renee

I WALKED 9 miles today at a 15 minute pace. Walking takes so long! I am a little too high strung; running is more my speed, but I'm not back to running just yet. My legs are tired and sore from the walk, though! I didn't have any weird pain or blood rush sensation in my wrist during my walk, which was great! I rode about 15 minutes on the exercise bike, but ran out of time to do any more. I also did a variety of leg exercises on my weight machine when I got home, and a bunch of core/stomach exercises as well, so I feel full of energy today. I have lost around 4 pounds since my accident.
I have pretty much decided to not do the Tucson Marathon, which is on December 7th. I emailed the race director, and although they don't do transfers, refunds or roll-overs, she offered to give me 1/2 off next year if I kept the email. I will probably be able to get back to running in a week or two, but won't really have time to get enough mileage in before the marathon. If I did run it, I would be likely to push it, and could end up injured. Not worth it.
Instead, I'll put my focus on the Tucson Trail Runner group trail run on December 21st. It will be a 50k; a lot of it will be on the same course as OP50. Of course, I'm still doing Pemberton 50k, also.
Can't wait to get back on the trails. I just watched a show that had Evel Knievel on it; so don't go calling me crazy.


Joyce said...

I'm glad to hear that you're healing. We look forward to seeing you back out on the trails!

Marathoner in Training said...

I am glad to hear that you are recovering slowly and keeping physically fit. keep it up.