It took me a couple days but I finally got a taste of my ultra high. Race day and Sunday I was too tired to even notice a high if I had one. It feels great and I'm simply excited all-around. I even signed up for a couple 100 mile races. Just kidding. Or am I?.....
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday were the first days I've used the elevator at work since as I began my training in early 2007. From the parking lot, my office is up six flights of stairs. I love elevators.
Tuesday and Wednesday I did some brisk walking and intermittent running to try to loosen the legs up. Today I went out for a nice three mile run with no walking. It felt good. My knee felt good, too. I was definitely worried (and still am) that my knee took too severe of a beating at Cle Elum, so I was very excited that there was no pain during the run today.
Again, thanks to everyone for the awesome support I've been getting. You all are the best. We got a great thing going and it's been so much fun.
On to the next adventure....
hooray for elevators! :) i love them, too- i use them in the fine arts building parking lot b/c the stairwells are just too scary- even at 9am.ReplyDelete
i'm glad your knee is doing ok! i'm deciding i've been doing better with my long runs than my weekly intermittent runs. so maybe if i did ultra distances, i'd be super happy----or maybe i'd just collapse. probably the latter. enjoy the serotonin/endorphin rush- how much fun is that?!
Yeah, that the knee is holding up. Definitely enjoy the afterglow from the race. Completing the first big one is very satisfying and not easily forgotten. Keep it up!ReplyDelete
Pretty Impressive. Looks like you're taking the right approach to recovery!ReplyDelete
Did you sign up for one? I bet you did or are thinking about it. You nut!! (I mean that in the most endearing sense)ReplyDelete
Because of my claustrophobia and my tendancy toward motion sickness, I hate elevators, and I have to be VERY sore to take one. The day after the Disney marathon, I had to teach a class and it was on the fourth floor of a building. I took those god damned stairs. Slowly.ReplyDelete
Awesome that the recovery is coming along smoothly! Ever upward!!!ReplyDelete
Glad you are taking it easy and the knee isn't talking to you much. Sounds like you are being nice to it!ReplyDelete
Let it sink in, you did it!!!!!!
Yay for the high! And so so glad to hear that the knee is not giving you any pain. That is really great news! Keep up the great work and can't wait to hear which 100 miler you signed up for ;)ReplyDelete
I feel your pain. Really I do! Actually mine is much better too - I knocked out 6 Wed, 5 yesterday morning and 4 last night and it got easier every time. I forced myself to take the stairs at work on Monday and Tuesday (I don't need them to get to my office, just to meetings) and it was not pretty. I also had a lot of trouble getting down to and up off the floor to play at preschool. Really glad to hear your knee is better.ReplyDelete
Haha...I was really tempted to use the elevator, but call me 'stubborn as a mule', I took deep breath every time I faced those stairs..made the vigorous crawls(4 flights) on Mon & Tues mostly. Wednesday, much better. Going down was worst!ReplyDelete
Yay on the pain-free knee!
Glad to hear that your recovery is going well. You have some big races coming up so it's great to hear the the knee is cooperating. Train on...you are doing awesome.ReplyDelete
Put those worries aside!! JFK is in sight!!ReplyDelete
You had me on the 100 milers. I had to read that sentence three times. Good one!!
Your either kidding of nuts!! HAHAHAHAAAReplyDelete
Glad your knee is on the mend. Must have been a good beating on the 50!
It's always nice to have no pain after a long run. Or at least no significant pain. Nice action shots in the post below as well.ReplyDelete
Glad to hear you aren't having any problems with your knee! But if you were...I'm sure milk and cookies would do the trick! :o)ReplyDelete
Glad to hear the recovery is going well!ReplyDelete
Glad everything has held up so far!ReplyDelete