Tuesday, February 28, 2012

don't call it a comeback

If you thought for a second that I could triumphantly return to running without documenting every little tiny insignificant step, well, then you're a fool.
I was granted ten minutes of running at my PT appointment yesterday morning, and I tried to wait until the conditions were ideal to head out: sun shining, wind gently whipping my sunglasses off and into the street, stomach the perfect combination of "I ate too much pasta for lunch" and "feed me again, please."
The poet made sure to commemorate the occasion by taking at least six photos for every glorious minute I was permitted to bounce down the street.
Indeed, it was a family affair.
I started out pretty tentatively, but after a minute or two without shooting pain up my leg, settled in and it felt oh-so-good.  Heavenly, even.  Big ups to my calf.
Sadly, 10 minutes and 47 seconds was definitely enough for the first day, and I woke up sore and stiff and limping just a bit, but I'll take it.  Don't call it a comeback, baby, I've been here for years.

21 comments:

  1. 6 pictures and no ass shots. Your ratio of ass shots to no ass shots just took a significant hit.

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  2. You should win some kind of award for the photos you post on your blog - always the best!

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  3. But how many miles did you run?!?! No pictures with fingers counting the miles. FAIL.

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  4. Mama Said KNOCK YOU OUT. I'm gonna knock you out :)

    congrats

    I don't see any pickles though...that would have helped

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  5. This post cracked me up! I love that you got back out there! :)

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  6. hilarious - my favorite is your dog looking out the window at you. welcome back... :)

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  7. Love it and all your overly expressive faces. :)

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  8. yay! welcome back. It sucks to be out of running shape but it admittedly is kinda fun to get noticeably fitter by the week. I like the "I bust mine" shirt :)

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  9. I agree with Beth. Also where is the pic of your Garmin?

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  10. Yesterday was perfect running weather! Good day to have the return of pink boxes :)

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  11. Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Love the live photography that ensued.

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  12. It's a great start! Fingers crossed for you.

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  13. It looks like you forgot to wear your fuel belt. I hope you weren't severely dehydrated at the end.

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  14. Is that your best zoolander face? I think you should try harder

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  15. Yay to you running again!! Of course I love the doggie pic :-) Ok I also love the pics of you enjoying your 10 minutes!!

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  16. That pizza dough recipe looks hard....wait you aren't talking about pizza dough are you.

    Anyway, congrats on the 10 minutes. Sometimes that is all it takes to remind us of the love we have for these sports.

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  17. Ditto Victoria: Garmin screen or it didn't happen.

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  18. Wonderful! Great photos! You look happy.

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  19. Glad to see you hitting the road/sidewalk with your feet. I won't say welcome back just yet. :)

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