My long run this past Saturday was 9 miles at Highbanks. I thought it was cold, about 20 degrees, but it's gotten even colder in the last few days. This morning when I left for work at 5:30 it was 1 degree. That's obscene! Well, that's obscene here in central Ohio and for all of you who live in some place that gets even colder, shame on you for moving there! The run went really well considering it was the longest run I've done since October. I never felt fatigued, never had to stop and walk, and felt like I could run for several more miles but considering the injuries I've had, I'm going to play it safe.
As you may know, I'm considering laser eye surgery and have been searching around for a physician. Tomorrow I have an educational consultation with a doctor over at Mt. Carmel East. I asked an optomologist-friend of mine to recommend some other surgeons and he gave me the name of Dr. Beran who does the surgery less than a mile from my house. I called him this morning and the person on the other end of the line was about the best salesman I've ever talked with. By the end of the conversation not only did I have an appointment for a consultation, I also had an appointment for the surgery. He also said I could continue to wear my contacts while running (although I don't want to jeopardize screwing up the surgery) and said I would be able to return to light running just two days after the surgery. So, I have four weeks until I have my eyes zapped. Oh my goodness! What did I get myself into?
Back to running....with each run I do, the pain in my shin subsides more and more. I'm starting to feel better about my chances for actually getting to run Boston.