Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Slow down those thoughts


Are you sick of hearing me talk about biking yet?  I had another completely awesome bike ride tonight. I went to my PT appt. and as soon as it was over headed to the bike path.  It was cloudy, windy and looked like it could rain any second.  It never did rain but it was very windy the whole time and I LOVED IT!  There is something about the lake when it is stormy.  You hear it more, the waves are beautiful and it just gives me a satisfied feeling to be a part of it.  I pushed myself to ride a fast ride and managed to ride 7 minutes faster than last week even with the wind.  I caught myself grinning several times with pure joy.  Finding the time to do something  you thoroughly enjoy after a stressful day at work makes all the difference!  I came home feeling great rather than tired, grumpy and stressed.

Before I left my PT appt. she told me to bring my running shoes next time as she is going to have me try running on the treadmill.  Within the next 60 seconds an amazing assortment of questions and thoughts ran through my head, some completely insane,others not so much:

I can get my September race in this Sunday. (no re injury possibilities with this one)
Maybe I can run in that marathon next weekend. (see above)
Maybe I can go for a run this weekend. (a real possibility)
How will I fit my bike rides in? (This was a very serious thought. Who would have guessed a month ago I would even care?)
Well I could run and then bike after. (again a possibility)
Maybe I can do that half marathon in November. (not sure about the reality of this one)
What if it is too soon?   I don't want to go backwards. (a real fear)


"Okay, take a deep breath and remember..... she only said I was going to try running.  Need to slow down these thoughts and wait and see what happens." 



19 comments:

HappyTrails said...

That picture is fantastic - nothing like sun breaking through clouds over water!! Don't you love how your mind takes off so fast when you get a glimmer of hope...???

Anne said...

I am totally following along on your thought process...been there :)

I hope the running goes really well. It sounds like you're pretty close to completing your first brick!

Chris K said...

Man, I hope the test goes well - maybe identify the core problem and provide a fix. Nothing like rest though to heal an injury :-)

Her Name is Rio said...

Great photo!
Listen to your body...it'll tell you what to do. :)

Char said...

Too much thinking can get you into trouble. I know - I do it all the time.

Johann said...

Nothing wrong with having those thoughts. We hope for the best, but you will need to build up gradually again. It's good that you enjoy the biking so much. Most people say if you bike and run you won't get running injuries again.

Amy said...

Oh, I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you that it works out with the running. I imagine she will tell you that it's okay to do a little bit, and very gradually build it up. So glad you're enjoying the biking - good thing you have a replacement outlet!

Ewa said...

You are just bursting with energy. Are you sure your bike rides are long enough? :)
The waves in your picture seem like your thoughts about running.
Hope all goes well for you and soon the only worry you have will be how to split your free time between biking and running.

P said...

I'm definitely not tired of hearing about your bike rides - keep 'em coming! And hopefully, you'll be talking about balancing biking and running soon! *fingers crossed*

Molly said...

that's great about the treadmill! My thought pattern would have gone the same way.

And I love your new header quote!

Julie said...

I could never get sick of hearing about the bike rides! I love it that you were smiling several times during the ride:) You are doing so awesome! That is a beautiful picture of the lake too!

Darlene said...

Congrats on your giveaway win! Good luck with running...don't rush it!!

lindsay said...

LOL typical runner brain... A marathon next weekend? Yes, slow down there cowboy. :) Yay for good news though!

Marlene said...

I love that you are loving the cycling so much! Who would have thought than an injury could help you discover such a joy?

MCM Mama said...

Fingers crossed that it's good news! If you do start running again, maybe we can meet up at the Harpoon race or at the Warner Fall Foliage Festival race.

Glad that biking has found a place in your world!

Darlene said...

http://racingwithbabes.blogspot.com/2010/09/loser-and-two-winners.html - You won a gift certificate for Brooks shoes or jacket - lucky you!

LookingUpAgain said...

That's some good news for you! Don't try to do it all at once. Like you said, you don't want to go backwards. Best wishes and good luck "trying" to run next time :)

phoebe said...

Great news! Your posts are incredibly inspirational.

Andrew Opala said...

fingers crossed!