Because I can today

Last week was a great one running wise. I did both the Hot Chocolate 15k and then my first Turkey Trot 5 miler on Thanksgiving morning. I noticed that one of my fellow runners in the 5 miler has a tagline on his Strava profile of “I run because one day I won’t be able to – but today is not that day.” Seeing that made perfect sense to me. As a heart attack survivor you are left with lots of feelings. One of them being the very real fear of a second event. Running has given me a great deal of stress relief from these feelings while at the same time something I can never take for granted.

The phrase is true to how I feel about training for a marathon right now. I’m using a plan I found on Strava for this with three runs, 1 long 1 fartlek and 1 easy, and two cross training workouts per week. Things are going pretty well with that so far and the weather is holding out to a degree so it’s not as unpleasant as it could be.

Come to think of it… I might have a T-shirt made up for the marathon in February with that guy’s slogan on it. It’s definitely my current mantra at the moment.

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