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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

It Was Today

  • date: 04/26/05
  • time: evening
  • weather: 57 ºF, mostly sunny, wind S/SE at 20 mph
  • mileage: today-4, week-4, year-136.0
  • resting (bpm): 64
  • after workout (bpm): 115
  • weight: +28


There comes a time in the recovery from injury when one has to disregard nagging pains, a time to say, “Stop being such a baby.” Since my injury, I’ve felt steady improvement. Each day there would be less pain and greater freedom of movement. Today, there is still some pain running down the midline of my right calf when I put weight on it. I could have easily put off for another day or two a first attempt to jog.

Instead, I decided to try to walk it off. I got down the block and noticed that the pain was slowly subsiding. Okay, maybe I’ll jog a block. Still okay. Let’s keep up this pace to the train station. As my body warmed up, the pain in my leg disappeared. Can I finish the whole loop without stopping? Eureka!

When I arrived back at my front stoop, I took of my running shoes and socks. The deep coolness of the concrete on the heated soles of my feet was refreshing. I found a softball and ran it first under the arches of my feet, then along the injured muscle. Only faint discomfort. I’m looking forward to the morning.

Oh, and by the way, A-Rod is 3 for 3 with 3 home runs and 9 rbi through the 4th inning tonight. I wonder if the embarrassment of being more overweight than Primer is playing a part in breaking him out of his lethargic start.

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