My tendon is still troubling me (as in no pain while resting or even while running, but tenderness and soreness a day after a run or long walk), so I have not been walking a lot, much less running. I still feel lucky...things could be a lot worse. But occasionally I feel the need to vent...like now (consider yourself warned).
I long to get back to running. I have been able to ward off the longing by slaving away at the elliptical, bike, stairmaster and the rowing machine at the gym. But when I think of blogging, it hurts that I have nothing to report on the running front. I am an outdoor person and part of the appeal in running is to be able to spend time outdoors in all types of weather. Ah...to run again! I don't even want to train for a marathon or do any speed work. Just to be able to run again would be blissful. I miss my running route, watching the sun rise mid-run, trail runs with Glenn (Glenn's been really sweet and offered to walk with me when I feel like it), everything about my normal routine.
I did go on an organized hike yesterday with the AMC (Appalachian Mountain Club). I am not a member but was able to join them as a guest. I joined a relaxed pace hike; I didn't want to kill myself and do permanent damage to my tendon. There were 18 of us, including the trip leader.
We hiked 7 miles of the 10-11 mile Sierra Loop Trail in Watchung Reservation, where Glenn and I ran a few weeks ago. It was in the 60's...lovely weather for a hike.
The hike had a little bit of everything...flat trails in the wood...
We had a great time; I am looking up more AMC events this fall.
My tendon was a little sore at the end of it, but is feeling better today, so I did 10 minutes of stationary running (on the carpet).
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.