|OK, I couldn't wait any longer. I went out yesterday for a short, easy run. At least it should have been easy. Three weeks with no running changes the definition of 'easy'. I was just planning on jogging for 1 - 1.25 miles. 10:00 per mile should be easy, no? Well, I did that pace but I was pretty wiped at the end. Sweat was pouring off of me like I had come in out of the rain. My heart was racing and I thought I was going to pass out. I drank some Gatorade Endurance when I got back and whole lot of water on top of that. Got in the shower and was sweating in the shower. How gross.
Today I feel a little sore in my quads. My incisions are kind of irritated, probably from the bouncing. They still look the same, however. So, no harm.
This weekend is a 5k race I signed up for prior to the surgery The NY Mets Run for Home Plate. I'm planning on doing it just as a fun run. I'm going to have to try really hard to slow myself down. I feel like a junkie that has been detoxed - I'm going to overdose trying to work at the same level as pre-surgery. Need to remind myself that it will take some time to get back to where I was.
I'm also doing a 20 mile bike ride on Sunday. They're giving us like 7 hours to complete it. I should be able to do it even if I just walk - I hope.
I'm going to be in so much trouble on Monday :-}