Thursday, November 26, 2009

Day 1 - Take Two

Right so I ran today. 4.2 in a whole lot (54:06). (Lets not bring up that "teh wifey" ran the same course in a LOT less time.) I'm not sure what this means. It might mean hey streak #2 is on! It might mean hey my back still hurts I'm going to take another three weeks off. Dunno. What I do know is that we moved. Like we live in a new house. And like a complete idiot I failed to fully take into account the most important part of choosing a house, no hills nearby. /fail. Right out our driveway there is a massive (in my eyes, OK!) hill that you have to get up to get anywhere. Every single run outside will have to start by going up the hill. Now once you're up, you're golden as it is dirt roads, flat grounds, and nice easy 7200'-of-elevation-jogging. Negative points for the killer dogs that roam the neighborhoods. We do live in "the country" now so in the first two miles of my run I saw exactly...zero cars. ftw! There are a lot of trails to explore and very little pavement/asphalt so I am very thankful for this. You have to watch out for the fearless deer who wonder through our property on a regular basis, but my kids should chase them off soon.

All in all, I am very thankful I could run today. I know it does not mean I will be able to run tomorrow, but I'm not worrying about tomorrow. I am just sitting back and enjoying the fact that I ran farther than this guy. :) He's also starting a streak today. He hasn't made any bold projections for how long he plans to go, but I think he should commit right now today to at least ten years. Any one else want to join us in the ridiculous, frowned upon by most, mentally exhausting, discipline trying fun of a running streak? The rules and lists are here. Many others are in the middle of one and going strong...

Most of all I'm thankful for the many blessings I have been given, by my Lord, my family, my friends, and encouragement from random, really kewl, amazing, clearly very attractive and popular, running blaaahg-o-sphere members. Thanks Everbody!

9 comments:

Chris said...

Congrats on getting back out - I wish you the best and hope all the back pain is behind you.

Moriah said...

Proud of you.

Tom said...

Haha. Don't make me go CNR on you. You'll be giving me piggy back rides like Gene Rayburn.

HappyTrails said...

Nice run Ace - glad you are able to get back out there! Are you out east, or in between CSprings and Denver?

Your Hunger Defines You said...

GOOD THING that I went running today. Otherwise my whole challenge would have been completely pointless because you would have started without me. Ugh hum.

sandtwalker said...

Congrats! I'm glad to hear you're back at it again. Tried to give you guys a call, but I know you've been busy. Take care of yourself. No need to push it too hard with your back until you feel better.

joyRuN said...

Awesome! Glad to hear you're back at it :)

Ace said...

@Happy Trails
We are North of Peyton so waaaay North East!

Adam said...

Getting caught up.... Nice! that is awesome. Hey, even your 1st streak started with day 1.