Recovery Run - 10-19-09
Three marathon runners dying over the weekend was not what I needed to hear this close to the Marine Corps Marathon.
What a tragedy for those families. My heart goes out to them.
It was not what my wife wanted to hear either. Her words were "All I needed to hear. Hotel reservations have been cancelled. Sorry. It's over, It's done. No more running for you. If you drop dead in DC I am going to be soooo pissed. I mean really pissed!".
I know that the chances of dying during a marathon are very slim. I also know that the chances of me dying from health related problems have drastically been reduced because of my running. It still makes you think and it should make you take inventory of your life.
I treat everyday as a gift. I make sure that my wife and son know how much I love them and how special they are to me. I also make sure that I take care of myself and I know my limitations (I'm 38 not 18, I have them now)...
Today was an easy four mile recovery run (9:48, 9:56, 9:40, 9:53). It was a really nice day for a run. The temperature was cool and it was nice and sunny. I went down Queen Street, around Colonial Lake, down to the Ashley River Bridge and back.
I really tried to take in all the scenery while I was running. I was completely re energized when I got back to work.