Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Greetings from the sidelines

While not able to run in any of the relays this summer due to injury and my stupid job, I am finally able to run distances greater than 2.5 miles without my knee hurting, so I guess when I say sidelines, I mean of the summer's races, not of running.

Work this summer is ridiculously stressful, as we're working on a proposal that is basically causing me to work 10-12 hours a day, nights, weekends, crap like that. I have found that the only thing that can clean the badness of work off of me is to simply run myself into the ground. I have taken up running until I hurt -- side stitch I can't get rid of, headache, dying of thirst, whatever. My only concern is if my knee starts to hurt, at which point I'd stop immediately, but luckily that hasn't happened yet.

I was talking about it with a girl that I have been dating for the last month, and she can't seem to wrap her head around why I need to "cleanse" myself with this pain. She's a runner, but hates to feel discomfort while out there. I am wondering if she thinks I'm using running in some impure way, but frankly, I have never gotten as much from running as I have in the last couple of weeks.



Danielle in Iowa said...

Stupid jobs and stupid knees that keep you from running with us! Boo!

Sempre Libera said...

Running is the best stress-reliever I can think of. If she's smart, she'll come around eventually :-)

peter said...

Running gets you through stuff that otherwise might kill you. (Tip of the runner's mesh hat to Nietzsche).