I have been basically out of the loop for more or less 3 weeks. And unlike resting form runner's knees where I was free to do everything else but run, this time I couldn't do anything at all. At first it was all about resting my shoulders and knees and then the last week was about being tethered to the living room sofa, feeling very drowsy and weak.
But I did go for a run on a Thursday. I went to work that day knowing that I would finish the day with a nice run. My fever seemed to be breaking and I felt like running would be no problem. On the way back from work in the train there was this hot Chinese girl with the most awesome pair of legs ever. And I was not the only one who was staring at her long legs. I noticed almost every female were eyeballing her stems. I'm sure they all wished they could own the same pair like that. I was looking at her legs and thinking, "Damn, those are one pair of strong legs... what I wouldn't give to bring those legs out for a run," I have turned a pair of legs into a pair of shoes. I guess I was feeling sorry for my own pair of genetically disabled legs hehehe.
Anyway, this time around I took my time with the warm up, putting in about 10 extra minutes into my routine. The sun was blazing and shining, just my kind of weather. I told myself I wanted to go longer, as long as I could go without hurting my knees or ankle.
The run was good. I took it real slow, wasn't really hard on myself, kinda a nice zippy jog around the neighborhood. I took my time to look at the houses and saying hello to aunties I knew all my life. On a whim after completing my usual loop I decided to go further since I felt quit strong, so I did a second loop and it was nice. I went to my old neighborhood, felt a little bit nostalgic when I hit my old running route, remembering all the times when I was 15 running with my dad or friends, with no worries in the world.
I think I did about 6-7km. Which was quite ok for me. Actually, it was a great run. I enjoyed it. Came back home with the sniffles and aches.
It was worth getting sick all over again after that, all the way until today hahaha.