Brooklyn’s “Running Man” still hasn’t gotten back on the road.
Gary Jarvis, the New Jersey native who said that he was only taking a six-week break after hitting the midway point in his quest to run all 1,599 miles of Brooklyn’s streets, still isn’t back a full week after he said he would be.
This from the man who lambasted The Brooklyn Paper for reporting that his lax stretching and leg pain had derailed his ambitious plan.
“I’m starting to get anxious about the whole thing,” he admitted this week on his blog, runsbrooklyn.com.
Jarvis speculated that he may need more time than he thought to heal from the first leg (get it?) of his journey.
“While the general physical state of my body seems to have improved,” he wrote, “[my] hamstrings are as bothersome as ever.”
He says he’s spent most of his down time working on his doctoral dissertation — a massive undertaking that remains, like his all-Brooklyn jog, unfinished.
Jarvis thinks he’ll need a few more weeks to completely heal, and to keep an eye on a developing back problem.
“I’ll admit the six-week timeframe for resting up was completely arbitrary,” he wrote. “But if anything, it was conservative.”
As we told Jarvis before, we can’t wait to toast him at the finish line — if he doesn’t burn out before then.
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