In one of my aunt’s posts on Caring Bridge about Sam, she wrote about his recovery being like a marathon:
“Now, to further explain what the word “recover” means. Again, we have no way of knowing what the extent of his recovery will be. This is going to be a long-haul — doctors have referred to it as “a marathon”. We could see little improvement, a complete recovery, or somewhere in-between. Like we keep saying, we just don’t know, and won’t know until Sam wakes up.”
I’ve been struggling to come up with a new fitness plan for myself, and I really want to do more cross training. I need to get into the garage to kick the bag and do some INSA.NITY, but I really, really enjoy running. I’m thinking of running as much as I can in the mornings and evenings, and doing garage workouts a couple of days a week during nap time (they both still nap at the same time, but I think that’s coming to an end this summer…). When I read the above about Sam, I knew right away what my next self-imposed fitness challenge would be.
Until Sammy wakes up, I will run as many “marathons” as I can, meaning keep count of each and every run and start a new set every time I compile 26.2 miles. I tend to just think of him while I run, so why not run for him?
So far, I’ve logged 13.03 miles:
Tues, 06/02/15 5.24 miles
Wed, 06/03/15 3.03 miles (fastest ever, I might add!)
Thur, 06/04/15 4.76 miles
These are much shorter distances than I’m used to, but I like them quite a bit and I’m not training for anything right now (I did NOT run that half marathon on Saturday, which was a blessing since I had to drive 4.5 hours to Sam at 3:00 that afternoon). My goal is to log at least one cross training and also one strength session a week.
I’ll log everything here, and I’m starting on Saturday (but will include the miles already accumulated in marathon #1)
June 4, 2015 at 4:10 pm
I live your plan to run marathons while thinking of Sam and the marathon he is facing. Such a beautiful way for you to connect with him! As always, wishing him a speedy recovery.