And I raaaan….!!
I’d like to thank Flock of Seagulls for providing me with my comeback theme song.
I’d also like to thank Flock of Seagulls for not specifying the distance they ran [except for far away].
Because then I can officially use the song for my quarter mile return to running. Which, by the way, is now a half mile return to running.
Yes, it hurts, but minimal compared to running with the tape- and a huge difference as compared to running without any support. And absolutely not at all compared to how much my lungs hurt. Somebody’s out of shape.
Don’t worry, I won’t continue to update you with each quarter mile run. But don’t quote me on that- it’s pretty darn exciting.
It’s funny, with the number of times I’ve been sidelined with an injury, you’d think I fully understood the importance of a gradual re-building phase.
But that’s where the power of denial comes in. No matter how many times or how badly you’re injured, you always think you can jump right back in. You always want to at least.
Even though I limped around for 4 months, and can just barely by the skin of my teeth pull off a minimal length jog now, I still haven’t given up on the races I’d had tentatively scheduled for November and January.
There’s still a part of me that thinks I’m doing them.
Don’t get me wrong- I understand that I’m not. (And don’t worry, I’m not….at least the November one ;)), but I literally can’t admit that fact to myself.
The ironic thing about running 1/4 mile is that it takes just as much time to get dressed, warm-up, stretch, and ice as it does to run 4 miles. But on the plus side- I can eat a gigantic iced cookie as a pre-run snack.
I mean, how aggravated can a stomach get in 1/4 mile? (Famous last words, right?)
I had ever intention of posting my round-up of the Best Scones Ever, but attempt at scones was quite the fail. Not a baking fail, just a scone fail. Apparently I’m good at making cookies- I’m not good at making scones.
Instead of scones I ended up with faintly sweet, very cake like fluffy cookies….shaped like sad looking scones.
Assuming it was time to go back to the recipe drawing board, I went over what I did in my head as I cleaned up my baking mess. That’s when I picked up the 1/4 cup measure. There was an ever so faint dusting of flour in the edges…
Hmmm. Why is my 1/4 cup measure covered in flour when I only used the 1/2 cup?
OH. Right. That would clear up why my dough was so liquidy and sticky. I only used half the flour I thought I did. Whooops.
Guess I’ll be baking some scones tomorrow.
Which means you still have time to share a recipe or where to find the Best Scones Ever!!