A Long Way To Go

I went for a run today, only the second run since the pin was removed, and one of very few that were run on the road since the injury over 6 months ago.  During the run I realized just how far I have to go to get back to where I was.

I went for just over a mile run with my daughter, Payton.  We took off a bit fast for the fitness level we are both at (especially me) and so not even a half a mile in my chest was burning quite a bit.
I knew we were running a bit too fast because I was checking my new GPS watch, my MyTach GPS Sport Trainer.  I have not yet installed the software for the watch, but I have taken it on a couple runs so far and am really loving it.  I love to see how fast I am going, to see how far I have gone, and what my average mph are.  I am really looking forward to see what other information I can get once I install the software.

Since I have such a long way to go, and the collar bone is feeling good I am looking for a little bit more accountability.  I know I have a fair amount of readers, and a decent number of commenter's.  I am sure that has dropped off a bit when I wasn't able to run..... but I know there are quite a few that are lurking just waiting for me to start running so they can start hammering me again.  Well, here is your chance.  I am looking for pressure and prodding to get me back out there and running so I can get back to the level I was before.... and beyond.  The blog address is still 26.2 Quest and my journey still has a focus of running my first marathon.  The secret goal was to run that marathon before my 40th birthday..... and I just had my 39th last week..... The injury slowed me down a bit, but it has not kept me from this goal, it has just given me less options.

Looking forward to the added pressure :)

Tim Wilson - blog.262quest.com


  1. As someone who has had to recover from far too many surgeries and is living with Rheumatoid Arthritis, I'd like to offer up one of my mantras.

    You do your best each day. Some days, your best isn't as good as the day before; it is still your best. That is the ebb & flow of life.

    Happy New Year & continue with "your best"!

  2. How about you start by picking a marathon for this year?

  3. Consider this some pressure and prodding! Congrats on your second run. You have this in you, it's just gonna take good ole fashioned hard work. You're doing well! Keep it up and get right back out there! :-) --Alex (aka run350)

  4. Nice post Tim! Long road ahead of you, but you can do it....

    Good luck,


  5. Thanks all for stopping by and the encouragement! I am trying to get back at it... it will be easier once I am back into my normal routine. And, yes Andrew, I need to pick out my marathon.... a tough commitment to make at this point, but something I need to do soon.

  6. I'm lurking, pressuring, and prodding. ;-) Keep up the good work.

  7. You know, Tim...seeing all this support is great for my heart rhythms & this isn't even for me...yours will be so smooth.

    In case you didn't know, the smoother the heart rhythms the better it is emotionally, mentally & physically!

  8. Well Tim, I'm sure it's frustrating to have burning lungs after a half mile. But, it will come back faster than you think. You should aim for a half this spring (no matter how fast). I think that would help you get your running mojo back.

    Good luck to you. I admire your patience and persistence. This injury couldn't have been easy.

  9. Thanks Joe, Marianna, and Eric for your continued support! :)

    I did get out this morning for 2 miles and it felt good. Since I was running alone I was able to control my pace better and forced myself to go slower. Slower = no burning chest :) and the ability to complete the 2 miles and enjoy it.... not to mention the boost it gave to my confidence.

    Thanks again all for the support!

  10. Tim we used to keep each other in line on Traineo. Glad to see you. Need to catch up on your blog.

  11. One step at a time Tim, you are doing great!

  12. mrjwhit - I remember, how are you doing? Thanks for stopping by and keeping in touch.

    Lily - Thanks for the vote of confidence!