Runner in Progress: First Flyte

Runner in Progress: First Flyte

 

 

 

 

I went for a run today. It was my first run in over seven weeks, my longest break from running since I started seven years ago.

On June 23rd I was seen by the surgeon at the Wound Clinic. My incision (read the back story here) was still open and growing “bad” tissue, which they burnt off. The good news is it’s no longer infected. The bad news is I was left with a fresh open wound all over again. I go back later this week. If things aren’t healing well I’ll be scheduled for an exploratory surgery.

I was suppose to start training for the Wineglass Marathon today. Last week I added myself to the defer wait list for the half marathon. I’m not so sure a full marathon is in the cards for me this fall. I also backed out of the Virginia Beach Rock ‘n’ Roll half in September that I was suppose to run for BibRave.

Because of this, or perhaps in spite of it, I went for a run today. It felt extraordinary significant and yet insignificant at the same time. I only went two miles. But I ran today.

 

Comments 5

  • I’m proud of you! It’s so hard to start over again (I’ve had two stress fractures in the same spot) but it’s also fun seeing the progression all over again. If you need anything let me know!

  • Any run is a great run after that long a break and 2 miles is a victory! I’m so sorry that the wound isn’t healing as it should. I can’t imagine how frustrating that has to be. I hope that changes for the better and that you are able to keep running.

    Changing races plans, at least for me, has always been hard. Knowing it is the best decision for you don’t make it suck any less. I hope the Universe has some good stuff in store for you, ASAP.

  • that is so great! even though you might have to adjust expectations and change race logistics, it is important to run again because you want to and feel ready, not because you feel like you have to. enjoy running right now because you love it and it feels good, and because you missed it! I hope that you continue to recovery and feel better soon.
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