Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Outs & backs

We had big plans this week to go for a short run on Saturday, then take Monday off work for our longest training run: a plain old 26 miler in Forest Park.

Then Ann's back started to hurt. Then it got worse and she could barely walk.
Our first trillium of the year

She tried all sorts of treatments, which are slowly helping, but we rescheduled our big run a couple weeks out. Instead we went for one shorter run on Sunday.

I was determined to stay on the flats, so we drove to the Wildwood trailhead right on NW 53rd. We headed north, and I could tell that Ann was in pain-- she still can't even stand up straight! It wasn't very far in that we walked for a bit, discussing what to do.

We turned around and headed back to see if the direction of the trail (since it tilts a bit downhill) would change things up. It helped a bit, so we ran a few miles out past our start, then back; and past the start again, then back. In total, with three out-and-backs, we ran about 12 miles.

 I'm certain that Ann was the only badass in the park running with a broken wrist and a twisted back!

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