Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Red Rubber Ball

Okay, Internet. I did it. I went running again. I was SO nervous that I decided a little tribute to some BRF's would help. So, for Topher, I wore my new running tights, 'cause I know the man loves his spandex. And, so that the tights wouldn't completely scream LOOK AT MY BUTT, I put on some red lipstick in honor of Nancy. And I set off.

I ran 3 miles, slowly (32:something, compared to the 4 miles I ran at 35:something), on a flat surface. But you guys?

It was fine!

No pain in the leg before, during, or after.

Thank you so much to all of you who have written in kind words of support. I really have been scared that I'd have to take a significant amount of time off of running. The sad thing is, when I thought I had a stress fracture, the fact that a semi-broken bone would hurt and all was really not a concern to me so much as the fact that it meant I wouldn't be able to run. Yes, that is nuts - thank you for noticing.

Something that you catlickers might not know about me is that I absolutely love oldies music. And there's a song that comes to mind right now, called "Red Rubber Ball," which I downloaded in commemoration of my state of mind right now.

I should have known you'd bid me farewell.
There's a lesson to be learned from this
and I learned it very well

Now I know you're not
the only starfish in the sea.
If I never hear your name again
it's all the same to me.

And I think it's gonna be all right.
Yeah, the worst is over,
Now the morning sun is shining like a Red Rubber Ball.


newsjunkie said...

YAY!!!! I'm SO glad your shin is feeling better and you can continue with your training!

Kent said...

Dr. Google has nothing on strong Iowan runners. I am very happy you had a great run. Now just don't go out and do something crazy like 15 miles or play soccer. :-)

thordora said...


I know I rarely comment, but I do follow your site. That's awesome!

I was pleasantly surprised to start walking to work again (2.5 miles-alot when you're starting from basically none for 6 months) and find that I'm not out of shape with it.

Now I just need to find some comfy shoes for the giant footed, and I can start moving faster...

Meg said...

Good for you! That's pretty awesome!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Oh that's FANTASTIC and I didn't notice your butt at all. Isn't that a great trick?! hee hee.


TriGirl Thea said...

You're ok.

I think that rising panic as you realise you are going to have to rest up, and the fear that that rest might be protracted, is *SO* common that some psychologist somewhere *must* have given it a name. And if they haven't, they ought to...

Glad you are better though. :D

Courtney said...

hip, hip, hooray!

The Laminator said...

I'm so happy that you had no pain on your run. More road time = more fun = more happy blogging. Yay for that. Congrats!

thebets said...

YEAH!!! So excited for you! I've been thinking about you the last couple days....I'm so glad you ran sans pain!