Monday, November 10, 2008

8 miles

Running Boston 2008....




I ran 8 miles today.

I am so thankful I can run again. After 6 months of pain and suffering (most of it mental from the inability to run), my stress fracture is healed! Ahhh! But as one injury fades into the distance, another begins to rise...my bunion (thanks to my good friend Dana for pointing it out last year). I didn't even know I had one...I thought the huge bump on the side of my big toe was just part of me. I asked the doctor about it after he took my cast off last month. He told me not to worry about it unless it was causing me pain. Ironically, I have never felt pain there...until the cast came off. I then went running a few weeks later and thought it was the strangest thing...my toe hurt. Of all places, a toe. But I have learned to run with pain. I think it comes with old age. Everyone has pain somewhere...I can take the toe pain right now.

The possibility of running the Boston Marathon again totally thrills me! I am testing my body's limits this month and inching my mileage up to see if it can take it. Actually...after training and then running last year with a broken foot, I know I can take it, but pain free would be so much more fun...

Anyone want to go for a run!?

7 comments:

Kristen said...

Heather, be careful! Way to go going 8 miles today. Did it feel great?

shawni said...

you're amazing. I seriously admire all that running so much!

And I love all that stuff about your "keepers" including Garth.

Frannie said...

Congrats!! Did you run a race? It's got to be an awesome feeling to get back out there again, I know you missed it! Hope the bunion goes away and doesn't bug you so you can run Boston again!

Marylin and Jimmy said...

That is amazing! Too bad you and Lys are so far apart she is getting ready to run one in December!!

moombamadness said...

How come you are only barely ahead of that fat guy in the picture. I thought it was me at first and then realized, "No, it can't be me, the guy is running."

Kathi said...

I can't keep up with you, but I was at the battlefields and noted the 2 loops. One is 5.2 miles, the other is 6.4. Those would be pleasant trail runs this time of year.

The Rowles said...

Yea lets go for a run (just a short plain ride). I am running my first 26.2 in two weeks. I can't wait. Under 4hr. is a little lofty for me though. I am running Memphis and it looks like it should be really fun. One of these days we'll have to hook up. I'm glad to hear your back out there.