starting again... again... again... and this time I mean it.

For beginners, penguins, re-beginners, social types and the more low key runners for whom Boston is a tea party, not a race in the near future
User avatar
Beerslinger
Bill Crothers
Posts: 1411
Joined: Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:14 pm
Location: Alert Bay, B.C.
Contact:

starting again... again... again... and this time I mean it.

Postby Beerslinger » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:25 pm

I did it, finally after 11.5 months I laced up the shoes and got back out the door. Don't know why but I just had a huge running craving this morning. Did a quick little loop on the trails near my house, took about 20 minutes or so. Amazed at how good I felt. All the cycle commuting and the 300+ stairs per day at work really seemed to help. Great stuff. :) Hope my knees hold together this time.
Too tired to get out training? Two words - Floppy Manboobs.

2008 - bmo Vancouver 1/2: 2:28:17 PB!!

Please support me in the ride to conquer cancer

Miss*Smiles
Lynn Williams
Posts: 15259
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:11 pm
Location: London

Re: starting again... again... again... and this time I mean it.

Postby Miss*Smiles » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:59 pm

:dance:
When your legs get tired, run with your heart.

Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of your chance to be extraordinary.

braveheart
Lynn Williams
Posts: 13532
Joined: Thu Oct 13, 2005 5:55 pm
Contact:

Re: starting again... again... again... and this time I mean it.

Postby braveheart » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:46 am

:D
"Keep Going. Never Give Up" - Spencer
Don't give up before the miracle.
**formerly campbellskid**

User avatar
Dr. S
Abby Hoffman
Posts: 9646
Joined: Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:33 pm
Location: Montreal
Contact:

Re: starting again... again... again... and this time I mean it.

Postby Dr. S » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:17 am

yipppe Go Mike!
Sonia

7 marathons (PB 5:01)
31 halfs (PB 2:10)
----------------------------
The plan for 2014: 10K des glaces & Apocalypse 5K
2015: No plan at all!

User avatar
Dr. S
Abby Hoffman
Posts: 9646
Joined: Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:33 pm
Location: Montreal
Contact:

Re: starting again... again... again... and this time I mean it.

Postby Dr. S » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:17 am

yipppe Go Mike!
Sonia

7 marathons (PB 5:01)
31 halfs (PB 2:10)
----------------------------
The plan for 2014: 10K des glaces & Apocalypse 5K
2015: No plan at all!

User avatar
drghfx
Abby Hoffman
Posts: 9781
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2005 6:49 pm
Location: Halifax, NS

Re: starting again... again... again... and this time I mean it.

Postby drghfx » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:00 am

Good job Michael! Should we reserve a spot for you on next year's Cabot Trail Relay team? :wink:
"A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers but borrowed from his children." - John James Audubon

"The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"I was watching the London Marathon and saw one runner dressed as a chicken and another runner dressed as an egg. I thought: 'This could be interesting'." - Paddy Lennox

"There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast!" - author unknown

User avatar
AndyM
Bill Crothers
Posts: 1366
Joined: Wed May 24, 2006 9:13 pm
Location: Ottawa

Re: starting again... again... again... and this time I mean it.

Postby AndyM » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:45 am

Congrats! All of those stairs should help with your knees, I'd think. I'm a lazy elevator taker at my office.

2014 Races:
Around the Bay 30K - DNS :(
ORW Marathon - 3:38:11 - PB & first BQ!!!!

Personal Bests:
Marathon - May 2014 - 3:38:11-----30K - Mar 2013 - 2:37:42----1/2 Marathon - Oct 2013- 1:38:53----10K - Oct 2012 - 45:31-----5K - Feb 2009 - 22:21

User avatar
Beerslinger
Bill Crothers
Posts: 1411
Joined: Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:14 pm
Location: Alert Bay, B.C.
Contact:

Re: starting again... again... again... and this time I mean it.

Postby Beerslinger » Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:52 pm

And the next day my knee told me that wasn't a very good idea, so back to just walking for now. Good thing is my NEW doctor has booked me into both an MRI and a scope to see what the actual problem is in there, since my OLD doctor just kept telling me "Rest and Painkillers, oh and do you need more painkillers, how about some painkillers" It's been since 2008 and the CTRR (ran on injured knee) and it's finally getting taken care of. Not to much longer now.... *sigh* I just want to be able to run again. :cry:
Too tired to get out training? Two words - Floppy Manboobs.

2008 - bmo Vancouver 1/2: 2:28:17 PB!!

Please support me in the ride to conquer cancer

User avatar
Jo-Jo
Kevin Sullivan
Posts: 28747
Joined: Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:12 am

Re: starting again... again... again... and this time I mean it.

Postby Jo-Jo » Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:12 pm

Hugs to you ((((Michael))))
It's nice to see you here again.
I hope you get some answers soon!
Technophobe Extraordinaire
"Princess" J0-JO...The Awesome Running Machine.
"a precious, unique and quirky individual"...definition given by a Toronto Cop
An Ever Loyal and Devoted Official Doonst Fan.
"In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" -Albert Camus
"Keep Going. Never Give Up." Spencer

User avatar
AndyM
Bill Crothers
Posts: 1366
Joined: Wed May 24, 2006 9:13 pm
Location: Ottawa

Re: starting again... again... again... and this time I mean it.

Postby AndyM » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:01 pm

oh no. sorry to hear that. i hope you get some answers soon....and that they include "you should run".

2014 Races:
Around the Bay 30K - DNS :(
ORW Marathon - 3:38:11 - PB & first BQ!!!!

Personal Bests:
Marathon - May 2014 - 3:38:11-----30K - Mar 2013 - 2:37:42----1/2 Marathon - Oct 2013- 1:38:53----10K - Oct 2012 - 45:31-----5K - Feb 2009 - 22:21


Return to “The Scenic Route”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest