A chilly morning but the sun is shining. And it’s Saturday. Nothing is on my schedule. Perfect for a long run! So I get dressed and have breakfast and while reading the paper, I decide that the Nisky bike path would be a good place to go.
Oh wait! I forgot. I can’t run!!!
I’m not going to let a sunny day go to waste. I ask my hubby to put the bike rack on his truck and I make plans to go for a long bike ride.
This was the scenario last spring.
Now this fall, it’s deja vu!!!
My last long run was on the Nisky bike path… on Dec 29. And now I’m back – injured…not running…but biking!!
A few differences:
In April, the trees were bare because they hadn’t bloomed yet. Today, many were bare because the leaves had fallen to the ground.
In April, the broken bones in my left ankle had healed and biking was a way to get mobility back. It was a way to recover so that I could run. Today, biking may or may not be good for my ankle since I don’t know if it is a stress fracture or tendonitis.
In April, I was so happy to be biking because I was able to . Today, I was biking only because I couldn’t run.
Anyway, it was great to be outdoors.
I sweat which is good too.
I love the fall colors so this was another opportunity to take it in.
I saw some deer and even a fox.
My legs were tired. I needed the exercise. And my right foot only hurt when I got off the bike on it or started to pedal with it (I am so used to favoring the left one that I kept forgetting.) and when I walked on it.
I think this injury is making my left foot stronger so maybe in the end when I run again, I won’t be favoring either foot. And that’s a good thing! (I’m trying to be optimistic!)
Tomorrow I will not be biking but I plan to be watching AJH in a duathlon! Keeping my fingers crossed that it doesn’t rain.
Happy Running! Enjoy your weekend!