A few months ago I posted that my friend was going to run a 10k marathon and although I was unable to participate, I told her I would train with her and would match her run. I’m proud to say that Sunday morning my girl Ames crossed the finish line in about 1 hr 20 mins.
So, although I’ve been running a few times each week and following (somewhat) her training schedule, the last 2 weeks I’ve been taking my time with my running because of the medical emergency I have been dealing with. I’ve gotten a few really good runs this last week but I’ll have to make the effort to complete my 10k sometime soon.
I’m used to running as I’ve been an avid runner for quite a few years. I loved getting outside as often as possible to go for a nice long stretch of my sneakers on the pavement. It was last year that I had to cut out running for a time as I’d had eye surgery and wasn’t permitted to run. And once I was relieved of my “walking duty” I really only ran outside a few times. Most of my runs for the past year have been inside on a treadmill. It’s just too dangerous for me to be on the road, out in public – I have no depth perception in one eye and the risk of falling, tripping, sliding, stumbling, etc. is so high that I’ve limited myself. But now I have a reason to get my butt back outside. I made a commitment to myself and to my friend and I’m going to follow through with it. Sometime within the next few weeks I will have documented my 10k run.