Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Staying on the Porch

In Alabama we used to say, "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"

Well, I can't, but I won't! I have been having a whale of time running with Star. We did 12 miles at Croom, she waited on me, and didn't make me feel like a slug. So, I tried maybe 4.5 with Davo today and well..... I can't run with the big dogs.

Really, for the first time in forever, I understood why people don't run. It was hard. It was almost like I couldn't do it. But, this is important, I kept trying. Even though Davo was jogging and I was throwing everything I had into it, I couldn't keep up. Jeez, but I was embarrassed.

I kid you not, I wanted to just quit. I didn't even want to try, but I got through it. And next time I'll be better, and my foot didn't hurt. And I may never be able to effortlessly run again, but darn it, I've signed up for Western States (again) and somehow I've got to get from -Z to A to +Z. Stay tuned.....

7 comments:

superdave524 said...

Run, Andy, Run!

Star said...

Like I told you the other day: I'll be able to keep up with you for another month or so, then YOU'RE going to leave ME in the dirt!

Wanna run on Sunday?

AndyMan said...

Star, I'm all up for a Sunday Run. But not too early, got a social engagement on Saturday night :)

Star said...

Uhh...I learned my lesson about Saturday night party / Sunday morning run last weekend.

What time can you manage to get your arse out of bed?

Chase Squires said...

gotta hammer yourself back into it ... (but you have to admit, taking some time off felt kinda good, eh?)

Terrytri20 said...

Happy HOlidays and safe, comfortable running for the New Year my dear old friend!!! I won my first 5K overall female masters award last weekend....so there's hope for you! After two foot surgeries and constant pain...I'm still running and you'll get it back too! Take care! Terry (Palm Harbor)

AndyMan said...

Why good ole' young Terry! I do hope you are well, I'd love to come over and do one of those Clearwater Beach Runs one day soon, haven't done that since the Jack days!

And Chase, at first the time off was tough, amazing how quickly it got easy and how much fun sleeping in is!