I guess I’ll mention first that I finally registered for the Detroit Turkey Trot. I knew I was going to no matter how much I’ve been lacking in my running. It also looks like 3 of my sister/sister-in-laws will be joining me this year. This will be a third year tradition, now. Its hard to say no. I credit this race as my “gateway race.” It was my first 10k. All I needed was a little taste to get hooked and wanted to advance to longer races.
So that all said, I ran the other day and it was horrible. It was the first time since the marathon. I know, it was a horrible idea to wait so long. I had planned to start back up after 2 weeks rest. Two weeks came and I was outside doing some yard work. Stepped in a rock and twisted my ankle. It felt pretty bad the first two days and ended up taking another 2 weeks rest.
So on Saturday, I put on my shoes for the first time in a month and headed out. I was worried about muscle loss, but they seemed to be better than expected. It was my cardio that had me taking a walk break, mid a 3.5 mile run. I felt ridiculous. Just 4 weeks ago, I was able to run 26.2 miles, and now I’m walking after 1.5? This is going to be a tough recovery.
So who else is in for the Turkey Trot? It seems like quite a few this year. I’ll probably post a time/place that I will be at pre-start if you want to say “hey”.