Why do I think that? Well look at my blog. You can see when I’m running and when I’m not. When I’m out pounding the pavement the creative juices flow and stories and information just pour out of me. So much so that at times I’ve kept a note pad near the door to jot down list of the topics I want to talk about.
My pad has been blank of late.
I haven’t been running, therefore you’ve had no updates on my running adventures and musings.
I’m sure you folks think I’m crazy but Neuroscientists at Cambridge University have proven that running can actually grown new brain cells. That’s a pretty fancy schmancy school; something tells me they’re not wrong. The way I see it, as I haven’t been running, I haven’t been writing. My brain cells were all used up with other nonsense like breathing.
So why haven’t I been running?
You all should know about the great calf incident, which benched me for a month. Then I had some other medical nonsense which required me to be off my feet for another couple of weeks. Quite tiresome I must say. All that time added up together brings us up to now.
Finally, I went out for my first run in weeks last Thursday. I was in New York for work and it was a glorious spring day. My hotel was near Central Park so I laced up my shoes and went out for a jog. It had been so long and my body is still healing so I was a little scared and tentative.
I should have known better, and I should have remembered.
People who run in Central Park are hard core and fast. Being a beginner (or recuperating in my case) runner in Central Park after work is a little like going to Muscle Beach in Venice CA and asking for some 5lbs hand weights. I felt quite pathetic.
That being said, I was thrilled to be back on my feet and felt pretty good. I didn’t get very far by my standards, but it was a start. I keep telling myself that every day.
I haven’t run since then as the effort kicked my ass. But as you can see, the little trot opened up a couple of brain cells to write this post. That whole breathing is sorted out too.
I tried biking today; I wonder if it has the same effect?
You’ll just have to wait and see if there’s another post, won’t you?
I’ll do one better and try to go out for a run again.