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Friday, September 11, 2009

Dear Soreness,

I had forgotten that you are deceptive and sneaky, so yesterday when I was able to brag to myself that I didn't feel you after Wednesday's run, you were clearly tricking me because today you made me feel the full impact of you when I sprung from bed this morning, and suddenly it was "hello hamstrings!"

Despite your trickery, I am not mad at you. In fact, in a weird way, I welcome you back since it's been so long since we've been aquainted. Still, I don't want you to think you're a friend, so I've been drinking lots of water to be rid of you. Nothing personal, I'd just rather you were gone sooner rather than later.

And don't think that you can deter me from going out again this evening for another run; no, I plan on another 3 miler tonight when Jerry gets home from work, so I'm afraid that your attempts to block my mojo with lactic acid are going to be futile. Running and I are back together again, and I am not going to allow you to break us up.

After another week or so, I'm sure you'll fade away, and we won't meet again until I start introducing some long runs and maybe some speedwork, so for now, I pre-emtively bid you "adieu!"

Sincerely,
Jess

22 comments:

Jamoosh said...

That's right - embrace the pain. You know you like it!

Jess said...

HAhaha you know it will be gone before long!

X-Country2 said...

You want it to go away, but doesn't it feel so good. :o)

Carly said...

Nice job! It is a good pain.

Katie A. said...

Cute! I wish I could embrace my pain with such a calm attitude like you! Good luck on the run tonight! :)

Viper said...

It's like being a rookie again! Stupid pain. Cheers!

JojaJogger said...

Congrats on the muscle soreness. Doesn't it hurt so good?

Marlene said...

Funny how it's a welcome pain after a hiatus from running.

Have another good one tonight!

MCM Mama said...

Yay for getting back into running, even if you are a bit sore.

The Sean said...

it even has a name... DOMS- Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
but that seems a little formal, as if your pain were dressed like a penguin

Heather said...

It's fun to feel that kind of pain after a workout when it's been a while . . . hope the run tonight goes well!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Dear Jess, we've passed your note over to our affiliates at Aches and Pains. They will be notifying you in the upcoming weeks, so please don't be shocked!

Lily on the Road said...

Tough love Jess, make soreness surrender!

SJ Goody said...

Mind over matter. Do you talk to exhaustion like that too? :)

aron said...

i always like to feel sore if i havent in a while :)

lifestudent said...

Congrats on getting out there (and feeling the burn)! I actually enjoyed it when I started running again ... the soreness made me feel like I was actually doing something for ME. You are doing awesome, and I bet Norah would tell her Mommy she is really proud of her (if she could do more than puke and poop, that is).

Firefly's Running said...

Pain may be your friend, but it does help when we least know it.

runner26 said...

that's so awesome that you are running again!! and soreness can be good when you know you worked for it ;) happy one month to norah!

Kerrie said...

LOL! Too cute. I can't believe you are running again already.

RunnerGirl said...

So happy for you that you're out running again, enjoy the pain :)

N.D. said...

I was dying for soreness when I was pregnant. Soreness and sweat. Both felt so good post delivery!

Meredith said...

The pain means you did something good. Just came across your blog and really am glad I did!