Boston Strong Strides
While I might not have been running my fastest, most pain-free strides yesterday, I laced up the shoes, taped up the janky knee and took my body out for my first post-Boston run….as I’ve been sticking to the bike since last Monday.
The event: The BostonStrongLB & BostonStrongOC run (merged and hosted on the border of the two areas).
When I got there I found Pam, Monica, SkinnyRunner and a table of food. Naturally I minimized all social interaction and stuffed my face while everyone gathered together. Pam shared a few words and we were off…
I had to turn around on the bike path to end my run sooner than the rest, as I had to get home to this crazy crew
But it was really good to see the crowd that had amassed as I turned around – runners, walkers, and just general supporters of every age, stage and desire showed up to simply support and be a part of a community – and that was awesome. It was encouraging and inspiring.
As far as me and my scrawny arms & legs and their marathon recovery – it’s going slower than I anticipated. I was visiting with Dr. Scott this past week and we were discussing how a lot of Boston runners he had talked to and/or seen were noticing the same thing.
For those who were around when “it” happened – I think there was a lot of cortisol, adrenaline and other non-recovery productive hormones pumping through an already marathon weary body, followed by a lack of fuel, water, and rest (for me in particular sleep for several nights) and those recovery tools are just plain necessary. So the tweaks and pinches that would hang around after a normal race are lingering and I know a few of my tendons/tissues are inflamed and still ticked off a little longer than normal, but that’s okay…because I’m Boston Strong.
Did you attend a local BostonStrong run?