Hey, I ran today! Whole 5 miles! OK, I walked some hills at first, but then my legs just begged to keep running, and it felt awesome, especially flying on a long downhill and feeling wind on my face! You know, I am a normal person and get lazy often, so the last 10 days I haven't even hit the bike, and kept postponing the "trials". Thanks to a friend yesterday who kicked me out:) The pain in my hip was minimal at first and then kind of gotten stronger, but moved around from the inside-joint to outside over greater throchanter, like in bursitis. If it is that, I can live - been there, done that, no long term/permanent scare, as long as it's not cartilage (I have no time going to doctors and doing MRI these days). So I am excited. I'll rest tomorrow and hit trails on the weekend while cheering on my friends at McKenzie 50k in OR.
It's amazing how refreshing for not only body, but mind this little run is. Nothing is daunting as task anymore, and yes, I am making some plans for the month too. Obviously, this all can change or get adjusted, but it's fun to be optimistic. I just need to see dentist - this toothache became horrible last couple of days, bummer!
OK, it's a quick note on my status. I'll check back in after Sunday. Good luck to Wasatch runners and Plain hopefuls! As well as to all of you guys. Smile on!
p.s. Taking on challenges keeps our lives full, but to serve others is the highest achievement. Thanks, Steve, how true it is. I can make a couple of posts out of it - I wonder why fewer people interested in reading/commenting of the other side of the coin as opposed to a race report? Wish more of us could help a friend, or a stranger. In any way we can...
Update: root canal and a small abcess...nerve is out, drugs are in.