This has been a rough month. I really, really want to run. Biking and swimming are great, but runners want to run. The latest report from my doctor is that I tested negative for Lyme disease (which doesn’t mean it isn’t still inside of me), but my knee is still swollen slightly. She drained fluid off of my knee and it looked normal for awhile. The last few times I’ve tried running it has swelled up. Ugh.
Here is my mileage for the month:
Running – 4.7 miles (over 3 runs)
Biking – 257 miles (as of last night)
Swimming – 1.6 miles
Aqua Jogging – 3 sessions
Here is a look at the goals I set at the beginning of the year.
Run Around All Named Bodies of Water in Minneapolis
Read the Entire Bible in a Year
Staying on track to complete it in a year. Half -way!
Read a Book a Month
I finished an amazing retelling of the battle for the first 4-minute mile. The Perfect Mile chronicles the journeys of Landy, Santee, and of course Bannister as they try to be the first one to crack the 4 minute barrier. It also includes some bonus coverage of the lead up to the “Mile of the Century”.
Well as you’ve noticed this hasn’t been going too well. It has been hard to think or write much about running when I can’t run. It has helped to read The Perfect Mile and relish in the delight of being an athlete and the reminder of my college days.