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Sunday, June 26, 2011

A New Day

  IMG_5918Congratulations to Mrs. Runners Bug for completing her first 5K using the run/walk method! 

She ran the Baltimore Women’s Classic this morning and is already looking at future races.  She was a bit disappointed in her time but for someone that hasn’t been running for very long, it was a great accomplishment.  She’ll only improve from here. 

On my end of the running spectrum there’s not much to say.  I’m still taking a reprieve from running and have only gotten in a couple of runs that last three weeks.  Tomorrow is my return to it, I think, and will be prepping up for a not-to-distant race as yet to be determined.  I had planned on the Pikesville 5K as my next race, but on Friday I had a consultation for laser eye surgery, and now I’m scheduled for PRK surgery on the 8th, a mere two days before the race.  For those that don’t know, PRK is an alternative to traditional Lasik.  Instead of the laser slicing a flap on the cornea, with PRK the top layer is scrubbed off.  Typically there is a 4-5 day recovery period which, for some, may cause pain and extreme light sensitivity.  It’s probably not the best thing to run a 5K while drugged up and being blinded by sunlight.  Therefore I’m on the look out for another not-to-distant race.  Also, I’m about 95% certain I’ll be running a late September half-marathon. There is one on Maryland’s Eastern Shore that looks like fun.  Plus we can make it a weekend spent at the beach! 

3 comments:

Lisa said...

Congrats to the wife!

Kim said...

Congrats to Mrs Running Bug!

I'd love to see you guys at Pikesville, but I do know that my ex-hubby had LASIK and was and remained super-sensitive to light. You might be right about that one. Pikesville doesn't sell out though, so you can always go and do race day sign up if you're feeling up to it!

James said...

Kim, I was thinking of that too. I'm not sure if she was wanting to run it or not, but if I'm feeling up for it, I might do a morning of registration.