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Many of you that know me also know that I've been sidelined for some time now and haven't really run since June 2006. I've laced up a few times since, but no runs with any meat to them. I recently managed two back to back 2k runs which were....interesting to say the least, but I'm starting from square one again. Having completed those runs, I've had a bit of a set back and am now nursing injuries again...but the encouraging part is that my recovery is shortening each time I do experience a set back.<br><br>
My job takes me all over the city and there isn't a day that do not cross any of old running routes. Today was no different. I found myself driving along the Bow river pathway and a familiar running route. I can't tell you how many kilometres I've pounded out along that pathway and through every kind of weather. Sometimes it's been with friends.....Grizz, namely. Today I felt the old familiar tug at my heart as I watched other runners along the river...I felt somewhat territorial. My heart grew heavy as well. You don't know how much running means to you until you can't run anymore.<br><br>
The feelings of melancholy were short lived, however, with the realisation that some day I will again lace up and pound out kilometres along this path. I don't know when that will be, but I swear, I'll do it. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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<b>Torque</b><br><br>
Great post. I can slightly relate as I have taken a few months off of running to try to let some nagging injuries heal up. It does suck when you are out driving around and see runner out there pounding the pavement wishing you could be out there with 'em. Hopefully you'll get back out there injury free!
 

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I can totally relate to the sentiments you expressed, Torque. I lost all of last summer to an injury and I actually felt grief when I'd see someone run down the street in front of my house! It was like a death...<br><br>
I'm wishing you healing so that you can get back to doing what you love.
 

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I can also relate. I had to take some time off running because my son had some medical issues. I really could have used the stress release. My son is doing great now and I am back to running. He is our miracle boy!
 
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