Boston Marathon Director Dave McGillivray first run since his heart surgery
My first run... I “snuck” out the door this afternoon (Saturday) with a lot of nervousness and trepidation. It was such a nice day and I was feeling anxious so I laced on the running shoes for the first time since October 11th. I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do or where I was going...I just went. I walked for about 2/10 of a mile and then started running (maybe shuffling). Legs good. Chest a little sore and sensitive but good. Breathing a little labored but not too bad. I ran for about a half mile and then I walked again for about 2/10 of a mile. Then I ran again for about 1-mile and walk for 1/10 and then ran again. In total, I “ran” about 3-miles and walked 6/10 of a mile. I didn’t set any speed records but it was just good to “get back out on the road”. I took it nice and slow. While out there, my friend Steve Cooper from Ch. 7 Boston happened to be driving by and saw me running and pulled over to say hi and take a picture. Great guy. After a brief chat, I went on my way with another friend who was out for a run and coincidentally had quadruple bypass surgery 8 years ago! All and all, I’m please with my “first day back running on the road” since my surgery 7 weeks ago. I wonder if I will be sore tomorrow??
posted Sunday December 2nd