Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Lucky 3 and marathon decision

Yup. Did it... 3 days in a row of pain-free workouts.

My knee was a bit swollen, but nothing serious, so we are going to say it's three days in a row.

For the first time in... a long, long time.

Man, I feel good!

(Insert James Brown music here.)

Did 22 minutes on the stationary bike (most I've gotten myself up to since being allowed back on it this time), followed by physio exercises, some core work, some hamstring work and modified one-leg press I do to strengthen my inner quad (VM).

Chased it all with a yoga class.

Oh yeah.

And I made a decision about the Calgary HSBC marathon. I had been flirting with the idea at one point of running the half.

But clearly, without running for months, it really wouldn't be a smart thing to show up there.

Or... would it?

I have decided that I am going... as a volunteer. I signed up on the website today.

Maybe I won't be running it, but I can be there... and support others who are.

(Insert James Brown music again.)

Four days? Do we hear four days, anyone? Going now to the highest bidder...

10 comments:

Turtle Guy said...

I bid... on-going pain-free living! Sounds like you're truly on to something, Sarah! Woo hoo!! Kudos to you for sticking it out!

backofpack said...

Yay Sarah! Take some of the advice that's been given to me: slowly now. Of course, I didn't listen too well, and you probably won't either. Welcome to the euphoria of feeling good!

M A F said...

I was for a second confused reading about yoga chasers and taking bets...Glad to see that you are finding your stride again

craig said...

I'm going out for the evening run and James Brown music will be playing in my head -- in your honor.

Robb said...

Now, that's progress Sarah! I like your approach...what do runners do when they can run? Volunteer to help other runners! That's the spirit. Have a good weekend.

Dori said...

Race volunteers are so important! Good for you for giving back to the racing community. I hope you're back to your old running self soon.

The post you left for backofpack contained some of the most inspiring words I've ever read. I'm going to print it out and carry it with me on my marathon.

Robb said...

sorry...should have typed "CAN'T"...you get the idea.

ipodmomma said...

well done.... and glad you are volunteering for the race... keeping a toe in the water, so to speak....

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Thanks again for signing up to volunteer. I look forward to meeting you that weekend. Its a great race to volunteer for and I always have so much fun. Guess that's why it will be my 4th year as a volunteer for it.

angie's pink fuzzy said...

yay!!!!!!!