I had my one year visit with my surgeon yesterday. Actually, it will be one year next week. The x-rays shows that everything looks good and there is no need for further follow-up with him. He asked about my running and that was it. I was sent on my way. I can't help but think back to last year and the pain I was in, and where I was. Last Saturday's long run with the track club was the same run last year where the injury manifested itself further, and I could not finish running the entire 16 miles, but hobbling to the water station around mile 11. Mentally, it felt good to complete that run last Saturday, with out THAT pain.
Tomorrow's run with the track club is charted to be around 22 miles. I'm not sure how many miles I'll get in, especially within the allotted time frame, but I think it's safe to say I'll get in at least 18. This time I'm taking extra gels. I could do without the calf cramps.
Cruel To Be Kind - Nick Lowe