Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Not even the rain could stop me

Did my first run Yesterday morning and I'm glad to say the knee felt good. Although it was only a 5km run, I'm happy.

I had a swim and run session planned yesterday and thought let me bum a lift with Kim to the gym and will run back home after the swim workout. On our way to the gym it started raining but only a drizzle.

When I finished my swim and changed into my running gear, the rain started to come down hard but I had no choice but to run. I just had to test the knee and I "waited" seven weeks for this moment and didn't want to miss it. Needless to say when I got back home I was soaking wet but happy.

Tomorrow the running session is 45 minutes and can't wait.

Funny how the ability to run again can changed my mood. One thing about running is it just clear my mind and I just feel better afterwords. Not the same with biking as you constantly need to be on the lookout for cars and people and can't really let your mind go.

Above is the Garmin file of my run session. Not a pretty sight and hard to believe it's of someone who did a 40minute 10km run at his last Triathlon 10 weeks ago. The long and hard road to getting tip top again has just started.


  1. I'm glad you got out to run again! I am impressed with that time and you'll be back to your speedy self in no time at all Johan.

  2. Soaking wet and Happy nice run!

  3. w00t! Take your time, dont over do it eh.

  4. hi Johan, i'm matteo from italy.. is the first time i read your blog and i enjoy with it!!!
    in march i come in SA for my first IM,i spend 3 weeks in cape town where i hope to find nice spot to training and first april i come to PE!!! yeah!!!

  5. The King is back! Patience is your friend. Put a note on the fridge:- "No need to start again at the pace where you left off". :o)

  6. Awesome to hear, Johan! One step at a time... :)

  7. J, awesome, glad to hear that you were able to run. Amazing. I wasn't that optomistic. I'm so happy for you.