Day 11..Running on Detox
Steve Prefontaine, was one of America’s greatest athletes. He was a
world class runner who ran for the University of Oregon and later for
the USA in the Munich Olympics. Pre–as he is intimately known as
was my motivation as a runner. He died in 1975 in a car accident. I
use to watch all of the meets he was in that I could and when I went
on my own personal training runs I would think about how hard he
trained and it helped my training. Running is the original sport
known to mankind and is an essential aspect of all sports. I ran for
most of my life, from 14-38 years of age. Running provided me with
an outlet, kept me in shape and provided me with euphoric feeling.
I hurt my knees when I was 38, and had to take some time off.
Fourteen years later and at 52 and 238 lbs running wasn’t much of an
often. My college running weight was 135 and my adult running weight
was 175. Now at 225 after 11 days of Detox I feel lighter and more
fluid in my steps. Tonight I was on the treadmill walking and
watching my Steve Prefontaine DVD. Tonight I was able to walk 20
minutes on the treadmill (which I have been doing for awhile) and
then I ran a full 5 minutes. That felt great. The Detox has allowed
me to run again and for that I am much appreciative.