A Passion for Running

Welcome to the home of Mark aka The Running Blogfather – a 40 year-old dad, husband and marathon runner who's beaten injury and is on the comeback trail!

looks like i get to call myself a runner again

passion for running category: running on Wednesday, August 26 2009

I got the “you can try it out” from my therapist on Monday so, today, I tried it out.

No shoulder pain. No …other bad stuff. Just 30 minutes of good, non-stop running. Not so much as a tweak or an ache. It all felt good.

I’m going to give credit to years of running – especially the high-mileage year leading up to my layoff for today being so easy. It would seem that, I was born to run. :)


Comment by Kari

Wednesday August 26, 2009 @

Awesome! I felt the same way coming back to running after years of trying some other things. Welcome back. :)

Comment by Tim Wilson

Wednesday August 26, 2009 @

Good to hear – it is always a good feeling to get the go ahead to start running again :)

Comment by Thomas

Thursday August 27, 2009 @

Welcome back!

Comment by Jon (was) in Michigan

Thursday August 27, 2009 @

Welcome back to the land of the running, Mark.

Now you can forget all those strange pains, and return to chafing and body odor.


Comment by Karen C in Calgary

Thursday August 27, 2009 @

Like :-)

Comment by Bruce

Sunday September 13, 2009 @

Great news that you’ve on the comeback trail!

Comment by Andrew Seeley

Sunday September 13, 2009 @

Great to see you back running!

Comment by Danny

Monday September 14, 2009 @

Hey I have a quick question for anyone who can answer on this blog… I have just started running in the last few months. I have great joints and no pains from running but I am looking to lose a little wieght. I have been dieting a little bit but my body doesn’t seem to be shaping up. I then came across a blog at http://www.illuminategym.com which stated that the combination of diet, cardio training and resistance training is the best way to shape your body. Is this true??? Should I add weight training to my workout regimen to change my shape??

Comment by Jon (was) in Michigan

Monday September 14, 2009 @

No, Danny. That is not a blog. That’s just an advertisement for gym franchises.

Comment by Mike Power

Tuesday September 15, 2009 @

Yes, it’s good to have you back. We’re still waiting for your visit to the Downeast/Maritimes for a running adventure!

Comment by Yvette Rose

Monday September 21, 2009 @

That’s great news.

Comment by Kathleen Lisson

Thursday October 15, 2009 @

I remember how good it felt to run again after my physical therapy for ITBS earlier this year. Welcome back to running!

Comment by Ben

Tuesday May 11, 2010 @

Keep on keepin’ on!

Comment by Yuri

Thursday May 13, 2010 @

Welcome back Mark. Must feel great to run again.

Interval Training Man

Comment by Dave from Running Tips

Monday June 14, 2010 @

How did you feel the next day? That usually is the test for me whenever I am coming back from an injury.

Comment by chocolatecoatedrunner

Thursday June 24, 2010 @

Glad to hear u are doing better

Comment by Chelley

Wednesday July 28, 2010 @

This is an inspiration. I’m only 25, but I’m having surgery this Friday (non-running related) and I’m scared about getting back on the road after (I should have clearance after about a week) and what is ahead of me in life. Your blog is open and honest about sometimes just taking things as they come and believing in yourself as a runner. Thank you!

Comment by Calvin

Saturday August 14, 2010 @

I think that last line said it all Mark:” It would seem that, I was born to run.”

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