Summary: Ok, I’m still a bit sore from the marathon. It’s not awful but each stride sends a sharp pain reverberating through my thigh muscles. I’m joggling noticeably slower. But it was good to get out today. You can smell spring in the air. More people on the sidewalks help break the desolate loneliness of winter.
On my final stretch back home, a pickup truck pulled up along side and a guy rolled down his window to yell, “Dude, you’re my idol!! That is so cool!” I grinned, waved and said “Thanks”. Then, the muscle pain evaporated. I sped up and ran with a smile the rest of the way home. There’s nothing like a compliment to overcome pain.
Weather: 37 F and cloudy
Distance: 1.54 mi (Bucktown Recovery Loop)
Time: 6:46 pm
Run time: 14:09
Listening to: Skeptics Guide to the Universe
Weight: 198 lbs
Condition: Leg muscles are sore