|(Getting above the clouds this morning.)
There’s nothing like a long absence from running to really re-whet one’s appetite for it. A couple weeks ago my sore foot was accompanied by a five-day flu-like illness that made getting out of bed a real challenge, let alone actually going for a run. I took the obvious hint and submitted to ten days or so of zero running and almost no physical activity of any sort except for biking to and from class.
By the middle of this past week then, I was very curious to see where the inactivity had left the status of my foot. A couple short test jogs were promising so on Friday morning I ventured up Flagstaff with Jocelyn. This had no ill effects (despite viciously exposing my severe lack of fitness), so, after nearly a month and a half, I was finally able to return to Green Mountain the last couple of days. With my body fully-rested and my mind eager, I’m really looking forward to the long, slow build in training over the next three months.
Wed- 3 miles (:25) Kitt
Thu- 5 miles (:42) Kitt
Fri- 7 miles (1:05) Flagstaff, 1500′
Easy with Jocelyn. Incredibly windy and the uphill made me nauseous for most of the climb, but the foot was very encouraging.
Sat- 10 miles (1:37) Green Mt., 2700′
Sun-10 miles (1:35) Green Mt., 2700′
A couple inches of fresh, sticky snow above 6500′ did a nice job of covering up all the bullet-proof ice. Beautiful morning in the mist.