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It’s getting to the point where I’m no fun anymore

February 17, 2009

For the most part this blog hasn’t really been that fun to update lately with the injuries and setbacks.  I’ve kept telling myself that I’d stop blogging soon, but then I would get an email from someone else going through and injury thanking me for giving them an example of a motivated and positive outlook through tough times.  And I thought to myself that if I can help even one person than it’s worth continuing.  So I made a deal with myself that I would continue to keep writing until I was back running.  I barely consider 3.2km of volume running, but I’m very happy I’m moving in the right direction.

Yesterday was the first time I’d run outdoors since November 6th.  I decided to take the exact same route I did when I broke my foot.  I got past the cursed spot and found myself at the trailhead.  I was very close to saying the hell with it and getting after a 15k run, but I used my better judgement and turned around and went home.  It was already a little more than my prescribed 10% increase.  Patience is a virtue.

Looking forward to the next couple of months it looks pretty boring as far as blog entries go.  There won’t be any good workouts or races to write about.   I’ll continue to creep up my mileage and workout on the elliptical and in the pool.  Barring any further complications, I’ve seemed to pull myself out of the worst part of this injury.  Not being able to walk for over a month was a particularly low point in this ordeal and I thought it would be weak to stop updating the blog at that point.

Snow forts and commentary about newpaper articles aren’t the reasons I started this blog and I need to stop before this becomes too lame.

Thanks to everyone for the support and encouraging comments. 

I suppose that when I start racing again I’ll most likely post again to update my plans. Until then, Float On.

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6 Comments
  1. February 18, 2009 1:52 am

    Hey dude,

    I, for one, have found it just as interesting to follow along as you have struggled with this bitchy injury. Life isn’t always roses, and when it isn’t it is a lot tougher to blog it to the world. But it is reality… we all go through similar crappy periods (sometimes with no injury to blame).

    You can’t quit blogging now – it would be like one of those movies where the hero starts out on top, falls to the depths and… roll credits. That wouldn’t be right… the comeback is right around the corner and I am waiting for it.

    Keep your head up.

    MJ

    P.S. the snow fort was rad…

  2. February 18, 2009 10:25 pm

    I’ve enjoyed your blog and thought of it as record of a persons desire to continue in spite of any setbacks. I hope you keep blogging its been great following your efforts to move forward to your potential. Cheers

  3. Skuj permalink
    February 19, 2009 12:08 am

    Float on, Man.

    “The true test of an athlete is how he behaves when he is injured” or something like that….idk who wrote it, and maybe I ballsed it up. But reading you during this difficult time has been most enlightening, Reid. You have certainly passed that litmus test. You never whined or felt sorry for yourself or “woe is me”. You always believed in yourself, and the glass was always half full, not half empty. I’ve struggled with pf, and done some whining, then logged onto your blog, where the light shone brightly, and my feet became firmly replanted on the ground. I wish I could be the athlete that you are, when you are racing on the tracks of the world, AND, when you are injured. Thank you for continuing to post through all this, as difficult as it may have been.

  4. Leslie permalink
    February 24, 2009 11:09 pm

    Reid,

    Keep writing! You have a gift for writing as you do for running. More is better!

    Blog on

  5. Desy permalink
    February 26, 2009 3:31 pm

    You have to keep on writing, who else site am I going to read when I’m at work. You gots to keep plugging away.
    Desy

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