Concentrating On The Physical

Helaine and Stef got home around 3:00 AM. It was the first time I’d talked in three hours. I opened my mouth and a froggy voice escaped. Uh oh. Swollen lip and laryngitis! I’m guessing they’re related.

When I woke up this morning there was no change. Only now is the swelling beginning to subside and my voice returning. It’s all very troubling.

I’ve decided my running schedule will be three on, two off. Today was the return to running day. It’s raw outside, which is pretty decent weather for exertion.

Helaine and I did about fifteen minutes around the neighborhood. The best news is, my starting sprint was again longer than the previous time. The run was still exhausting and there were plenty of hands on hips moments, but if my stamina is increasing, I’m meeting my goals.

About 2/3 of the way through I started to feel my first running related injury. Just above my ankle there’s tightness. I don’t want to say pain, it’s not at that level, but I can feel something I don’t normally feel.

There’s a long way to go. I’m still way out of shape. Helaine reminds me I can’t undo all these years of sitting in one fell swoop.

Progress is being made.

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