Friday, February 17, 2017


This whole not running outside thing is driving me insane.  Luckily I am able to workout and run on the elliptical so I have kept my endurance up, but I miss running through the local neighborhoods.  I miss having that time to myself and to clear my head.  I have started going to a local nature preserve to get outside still and while I enjoy my time, it's still not the same.

I hit the gym today for my normal elliptical workout, but my roommate had reminded me that I had wanted to run a half marathon on the machine during this time.  That reminder got to me and I indeed went 13.09 miles on the elliptical.  Why not .01 more to hit a real half?  I don't want to mess up my records on my Nike+ app.  It's stupid and petty, but I want those records to be on the road, not on the elliptical.

It was hard, not going to lie.  My quads are tight and I'm definitely going to be sore, but I made it and I'm proud of myself, and my legs.  Tomorrow I'm back to hiking, but I might get another go at the elliptical on Sunday.

Hopefully good news is on the horizon.  I have my follow up appointment next week, and while I expect I will have to get another imaging appointment, and then another follow up, hopefully I will be back running outside and on the streets in the next few weeks!  I cannot wait!


  1. My elliptical doesn't track in miles, so I guess I never thought to consider them running miles, it's similar but does not feel as rewarding to me. Great job with a half marathon on the elliptical!

    1. It definitely is not the same, but when you're forced off the road it is at least something to do. I'm currently debating on whether or not to invest in an elliptical or a indoor bike for cross training when I'm either hurt or it's too hot to be outside...