For the first time in many MANY months, I ran with my running partner Amy this morning! “Sapp and Skud” made their return appearance to the trail this morning for a nice 6.5 mile run at a comfy 9:00 overall pace. It was wonderful catching up on literally months of our lives. Because of Ironman training the first half of the year, my running schedule changed and we just weren’t able to hook up as much as we would’ve liked to. I was training with T3 as much as possible and she was running with other friends who weren’t torturing themselves with Ironman training.
Between this morning and running into a bunch of old Gazelle friends at Coach G’s “Run for the Water 10-Miler” yesterday, I find myself nostalgic for the “good old days” of running and training with Gazelles. Can my hip injury withstand Gazelle training again? We’ll know soon enough because I have a surgery consultation this Thursday with one physician in town and another one at the beginning of December.
In the meantime, I will run to my abilities and I will smile…just like old times!