J-Roc for The Win!

At the conclusion of my scheduled runs this week, I had run just over 22 miles. Saturday is a long Kung Fu day (8:30 – 11, with a lot of breaks), but it didn’t stop there: My old running buddy, J-Roc, was finally ready to run again following his winter hiatus, so of course I jumped at the chance!

Prior to this afternoon, J-Roc hadn’t run since we ran the ZooZilla 5k together back in October. He often gets pain in his ankles and feet when he runs – even with the new running shoes. He decided to get out there again and see what happened.

I didn’t think it would be a long run since he hasn’t run in roughly 5 months, and the furthest he had run before that was 5k. So even though it was my ‘rest day’ for running, I was more than happy to run with him.

We went to a park and ran the 2-mile trail… there and back. It was fabulous! It’s been a while since I ran for fun, rather than for training. And J-Roc ran the entire thing! I’m still amazed, really. He’s still got it :)

The trail was flat (a rarity in this city!) so I’m planning on going back for my 8.5 tomorrow. After last week’s struggles, I need to successfully complete that run without walking, and if it’s flat, I don’t think it will be a problem.

Hopefully, J-Roc won’t be in pain tomorrow so we can run together regularly again. It’s so different running with someone – better!

One Response to “J-Roc for The Win!”

  1. Jessica Says:

    As The Boss would say, J-Roc was born to run …