Monday, June 23, 2014

My Toe is Better Now and I'm in Boston

I got clearance from the physical therapist to run again after I mashed my toe. And run I did. I had a lot of pent up running to do after I got the "all clear". I ripped off a few short runs before a 13 miler on Sunday. I had a lot of flexibility and was able to easily pull off a casual 1:36 without breaking too much of a sweat. It was a most excellent comeback from my "toeper". The pain in my toe diminshes by the day.

This week I'm in Boston on business.  So this morning, I headed out to the Charles River for a spectacular 5 miler to start the day.
Me, a rower and the Citgo Sign
Me and a crew team
After a non-descript morning/afternoon in the office, me and a co-worker (who is running the Chicago Marathon this fall) headed out for another 5 miler in order to soak up the late afternoon sun along the Charles River trail:

Late afternoon sun and the Charles River
After taking a shower, we headed out for dinner. I ate a 2 lb. lobster and some clam chowder at Legal Seafood . For a night cap we headed over to a certain special pub across the river:
The place where everybody knows my name
Anyway, it is great to be back in Boston and especially great to be running again. I am fully commited to focusing on getting in marathon shape and cranking out some serious miles over the next 14 weeks or so so I can perhaps set a course record in my 4th attempt at the greatest marathon in the Midwest!

9 comments:

  1. Happy to hear that your toe is feeling much better, and even happier to hear that you were able to get some resolve out of that! Enjoy your time in Boston, and the chances to run on the Charles. Here's to a fantastic training cycle, and that course record you'll be chasing!

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    1. Thanks! Me too. It certainly is a nice little trail to run on. I am optimistic that I can get the course record, but I still have a lot of miles to put in between now and then! :)

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  2. Glad your toe is feeling better! How fun to be in Boston. I don't think I've been back since I ran the marathon....wait yes I have.

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    1. Thanks. Yes, it is a fun place to be! :)

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  3. YAY! Glad the toe is all better! Looks like some awesome running views in Boston!

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    1. Yes. there are tons of scenic running trails, streets, etc.

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  4. Glad your toe is better! Love the Boston pics!

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  5. YUM, I love Legal Seafood. So glad you're able to run again!

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