three things thursday

This is a blog about running, right?

1. Like I said, cleared to run.  I only ran 10-20 seconds before having to stop, and my IT has been swollen, sore, and inflamed ever since.  I think I'm going to give it another week (next Tuesday) and try again.  I am not upset about this at all.  It's part of recovery.  And to be honest, I'm not really looking forward to the first week or two back, where I can only run 1/2 mile at a time and my HR is maxed out and it takes me 6 minutes and my heart feels like it is going to explode.

2. Today is 6 weeks exactly since surgery.  Even looking down a long slow comeback, I know I made the right decision.

3. Today is the poet's birthday!  Happy Birthday to a great man.  There is no one I'd rather be walking next to.


  1. Happy birthday poet! October is a big month for you guys, huh? I know what you mean about coming back to running. The first few weeks suck. a lot. Just remember it keeps getting easier.

  2. The CUTE is killing me! Yay Poet! Happy Birthday!

    I doubt your HR will be maxed out with all your biking miles! You just wait and see. :)

  3. Happy birthday, Poet!

  4. Happy Birthday to the Poet! And keep that chin up girly, you know it will be rough at first but it will all be worth it soon enough! I can't wait for about 3 weeks from now when you run your first 5 miler and feel on top of the world!

  5. those pictures speak to love, fun, and lots of laughter! happy birthday indeed!

  6. Happy Birthday Poet!

    I love your positive attitude. I'm not sure that I would be as zen as you. Continued luck in recovery!

  7. Happy Birthday to the poet! Such beautiful pictures but I really liked the 'no other man I'd rather be walking next to' - that is gorgeous!

  8. Looks like you both cleared the karaoke bar when you hit the stage! LOL!

    Happy Birthday Poet!

    You're being smart, I'm glad, I don't want to fly 2,000 miles out there just to beat you up for pushing it too hard, then get back on a plane and fly another 2,000 miles home. Sheesh! It will happen, look how har you have come!
    Hope you're having a good week!

  9. What a wonderful day! I LOVE the doggy pics and especially the one with the snow! Karel and I will be making a trip up to washington DC sometime in the next month or two. Maybe we can meet up! Have a great weekend and keep making steps with your recovery!


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