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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Not Running

Hello my name is Michael and I am an alcoholic Runner.
Everyone in unison: ("Hi Michael")
Today I am happy here to say that I've been sober  not running for 37 days.
::polite applause::
I hear many people say that running is hard….  But *not running* is no cakewalk for me…
Ya see…  I love to run…  I'm a natural introvert… I need that time…  and while I have been cycling a lot…  lifting weights and staying really active…  nothing can completely replace the place that I can go within myself, a kind of personal cocoon, when I'm running.
I have really not taken any significant (more than 3-4 days in a row) off running in probably 15 years with the exception of what turned out to be a torn quad in 2011 ( ) and even then I spent a significant amount of time doing "running type" training (elliptical etc)  Yep that's right sportsfans since I quit smoking back in 1996 I have really not taken a break…  and  It. Has. Been. Fabulous.  J
So why now?
Well…  to say that I over-trained in the first 6 months of 2013 would be a bit of an understatement…  and all the while… one niggling injury here…  bad knee creaking everywhere…  and an ache and pain there…  led to a compensation in running form and a weird snowballing effect of awesome aerobic capacity that I could no longer physiologically support…
So…  I've backed off…  working on Balance, core, strength, flexibility….  And cycling
I will be a runner again soon.

1 comment:

Will said...

nice confession. it must have taken a lot of guts to get that out. now...just relaxxxx. happy new year pace!