Good Morning Loop!
Last Monday (10/16/17) marked 6 months till Boston. As I wrote in my Injury update, I am a bit broken. Physically....Yes....Mentally...Never!!!! I was told on September 17th that I cannot run for at least 6 weeks because of a broken elbow. Well, I haven't really followed that advice. How could I? Running is not just something I do. Running is part of my lifestyle. I can't just bike (that is what led to this problem in the first place). I can't just get on a stationary bike (it is okay for a once a week adventure). I can work on my core and lower body; however, nothing beats a run! Nothing!!!!! I MUST RUN!
So...I started running. I did take some time off from running...I biked, I walked, I speed walked, I biked...I jogged down hills on my walks, but I did not run. Last Saturday, about 3 1/2 weeks post injury, I went out for a walk and said screw it...I running. And I Did! Guess what? My arm did not fall off....my bone did not jump out of my elbow socket...I didn't fall over (but that would have sucked). Everything went fine. I ran 4 miles on Saturday....5 more on Sunday...8 on Monday...(Biked on Tuesday) and then ran 5 and 5 on Wednesday and Thursday. Yup...I am running again. Boston is only 6 months away and I am not going to take another 3 to 4 weeks off. I figure I can slowly build back up my miles while my elbow is still recovering, because it is not like I have a broken leg or ankle...it is a broken elbow on my arm.
Therefore, I am upgrade myself (against Doctor's orders) from Injury to Training. Actually, I am a Doctor...not an MD, but a PhD and therefore, I am not going against Doctor's orders...as a Doctor, I am giving myself new orders...a new journey...that started on Monday and will take me to Boston on 16 Apr 17!!!!!
Happy Running Loopsters!