I Want It Back

Let me start with the blogger's apology: sorry that I haven't posted here for awhile, life has been a bit crazy. The sad thing is that it's true. Also, the main point of this blog is my running, and over the past month there hasn't been much of that. I've been logging way too much time on the equipment in the gym and while I enjoy the elliptical, stationary bike and rowing machine, I really wish that I was out on the roads, cold weather or not.

For those of you who have been following along, my right knee is still bothering me. Not to the extent that it was at the beginning of January, but its still there. I have begun to get some running in, but it's been all treadmill, no time on the roads. While at The Running Company getting Anna her shoes for track season, I went ahead and got a new pair of shoes in case dead shoes are contributing to the problem. I liked the low profile and the lightweight of the Mizuno Wave Elixir 4s, but as a regular trainer they just didn't seem to hold up as would have liked, plus I wanted a pinch more cushion. This time I went with the Mizuno Wave Rider 13s.

My first 3 mile run in the shoes went well considering how low my base is right now. I'm hoping that I'm able to increase my base soon, but at this point I'm definitely out of a spring marathon, and the spring 1/2 marathons are starting to slip away. While that is discouraging, I just want my health back so I can get out on the roads and really enjoy some runs, maybe even some long ones.

Until that time comes, I'll just continue the cross-training and enjoy watching Anna and Will swim in the winter championship meets and look forward to Anna running track. Who knows, maybe she'll even let me join her for a run.

Artist for Song in Title: Shawn Colvin


  1. Hang in there Joe. Do what you need to do to get back to being you. If that means no races in spring then for the long run it's worth it. We're in this for a lifetime.



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