Wednesday, January 30, 2013
After weeks of bone chilling cold, it was 47 degrees this morning at 4:30. I had looked out the window when I was pouring my coffee, saw the roads were wet and assumed the rain that is coming in today and tomorrow had started. When I stepped out the door 15 minutes later (headed for the treadmill) and realized it was not raining but was just warm, humid, and the road wetness was because all the ice and snow had melted, I turned right back around, got my headlamp and reflective vest and ran outside.
As I happily ran along, I got to thinking about perspective again because my current 'running' pace is my old 'jogging' pace. But the perceived effort is as if I'm working hard so I know this is the best I can do for now. This is not really unexpected based on my current weight and coming off of months of injury and I reminded myself of that.
The great news is that the prednisone I've been taking seems to have not only helped my bronchial pathways but also my lower back. Additionally, I've noticed that the touch of achiness I usually have in my thumbs (which my RN brother long ago diagnosed as the beginnings of arthritis) is nearly non-existent. I think this is worth noting and talking in depth about with my doctor on my next visit in March.
The result is that not only did I have the best Muay Thai Boxing class last night that I can remember but this morning, after 10 long months, I had a completely pain free run. No pain in my foot before, during or after, no pain in my back, no gasping for breath.
I swear to you I could feel my very soul thawing out as I ran along.