Sunday, June 14, 2009

My Running! My Brother!

This morning was the first time I ran since completing the marathon exactly two weeks ago. I had no plans or expectations other than to just run a shooort, slooow run and think of my brother. Being able to do the hiking and running that I do, I like to believe it has something to do with having a healthy heart! I wish I could give it to my brother! A week ago today, at a young age, my brother was given a second chance at life. His life changed last Sunday! It's been an upsetting, unsettling, sleepless week. A gigantic thank you to a great medical team! His heart is now mending!

Today's short, slow run amounted to 6 kms in 41:00. I felt stiff but that may have been due to hiking 19 kms yesterday. I still had the timing chip on my runner and left it there until I got back home. Even though I have races in mind for down the road, I don't have a plan in place to train for them yet. My head is at a place that says just run whenever for now.

I was hoping this would be gone by today! I remember it showing up last summer after some hikes. It started to appear yesterday around the 10km mark and gradually got worse while working its way up my legs. I did a self diagonsis and I believe it is Leg Heat Rash. So no bare legs and sandles for me for a couple of days.


  1. As a heart patient with ongoing issues, I really appreciated this post. Your brother is lucky to have a sister like you, who share her adventures and maintains such a positive outlook on life! All the best to your brother and to you!

  2. Glad to hear your brother pulled through. We are lucky to have our health and freedom to aventure.
    You are doing exactly the right thing with your training...take it easy and let your body tell you when it's time to step up a gear.

    R x

  3. So sorry to hear about your brother - hope he has a smooth recovery!

  4. Alexandra, you are smart to have taken a good long break between running the marathon and resuming training. So many people get injured by trying to come back too soon. Best wishes for your brother, hope all goes well for him!

  5. Congratulations to your brother. I hope his recovery goes smoothly! Sorry to hear about the heat rash!

  6. Best wishes to your brother, and I hope he has a good recovery.

    Great comeback run =)


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