Thursday, January 24, 2008

Runner's High

Tonight was the nationwide screening of "Spirit of the Marathon," a documentary that follows five runners as they attempt to complete the 2005 Chicago Marathon. It was only shown in a handful of theatres here in the Chicagoland area, and most were sold out by the time I tried to get tickets. But I did, and Cheese and I went.

It was cool, especially since it was in Chicago, and it was also one of the Chicago marathons I ran. In fact, about a month ago, I posted a picture of me in what looks to be agonizing pain (I was) about to cross the finish line of a race - that was the 2005 Chicago marathon.

Speaking of running, in just a few hours, Cheese and I take off for sunny Miami (eat it, Midwest winter of your negative degree temperature days! No seriously - you cannot possibly understand how brutally cold it has been here, and especially tonight - I mean STUNNING-snatch-the-breath-right-out-of-your-mouth-and-squeeze-the-air-from-your-lungs cold) for the ING 1/2 Marathon. This will be Cheese's first, and longest distance race, which will be super cool for him.

For me, I am still on the fence. I have been registered and trained, but have been managing what might be a torn cartilage in my left knee (not yet confirmed) but I have gone to the doctor twice this week for some adjustments, and he also fixed my orthotics, so if the pain subsides by Sunday, then I say "Race on, Racer!" Otherwise, it'll be time-off for me, at least with the running - helllooo aqua running!

That being said, I should also note (and will post later when I get home) that in about four weeks, it will be the anniversary of when I injured my back last year. So basically, I am one month short of that ugly milestone, and wouldn't ya know it? Here comes another injury. Fingers crossed that I just need to lay off it.

So the next time you hear my whining voice, I'll hopefully be poolside with a good book and nice tan.


Prin said...

Yey!! Have fun. And when in doubt, just watch tv. Ok? Ok. :D

Good luck to Cheese. :)

Nolan's Mommy said...

Run on Runner

Go Mom Go said...

Have a great trip.

You will know if it is right for you to run -

I liked the movie too.

Good luck to you both this weekend, I hope you have great weather!


The Clyde said...

Enjoy the weather down there. The weather is ridiculous up here.

The term shrinkage doesn't even give what's happening to me justice, for a while there I thought I had went through with the operation.