Today's blog is a departure from the usual Spark People fare of diet, exercise, and promotion of health and fitness. It touches some of those areas, but mostly it's about time and money.
Don't worry, I won't ask for donations.
Most of... Read more
Life has a way of changing on you. The changes may be good, they may be bad, they may just be. I've always yearned for security, so I tend to see life changes as challenges to be managed.
Anyway, life has been busy because I'm trying to ... Read more
Recovery from a running injury can feel like it's taking forever. This week, recovery actually felt like I'm recovering.
Tuesday I went to the PT. She had me do some more challenging stuff, then gave me the option as to whether this would... Read more
Recovery is a long, slow process. Or at least, it feels slow while it's happening. It would be possible to become frustrated at how slow it is, but I do better when I'm grateful for making progress instead of angry at how slow the progress is.... Read more
Balancing act: Picture a Bosu Ball with the flat side down, curved side up. Picture a man stepping onto the middle of that Bosu Ball with one foot, then raising the other foot out to the side and bringing it back down to touch his outside foot... Read more
When I left off the tale on Thursday, I had just run 2.5 miles on a track and decided to take Friday as a rest day. I wanted to give myself a chance of being able to run 6 miles on Saturday.
Saturday morning came, and I felt pretty good; b... Read more
Felt good this morning, but a test of one Turkish get-up (35 lb. kettlebell) on each side revealed that the sore muscles from yesterday were still sore when stress was applied. PT appointment went well, and the PT was almost ready to dismiss me;... Read more
The non-running streak ended at 9 days. Yesterday's PT appointment went well, and I decided to run a 2 mile warmup, see how it went, then decide whether I'd run some easy intervals on the track. Set out with some other runners and deliberately... Read more
I took a DNS for Lilac Run 10K today. Went to volunteer at 6:30, ended up handing out bibs and shirts for the 5K and 10K. Had some nice conversation with other runners, recognized some of the names on the bibs, and actually got to hand out 3 bib... Read more
Today is the 7th day in a row of non-running. Yes, I tested a short run; I can feel the areas I'm working on, and it's clear it's not yet time to run any distance. So, what to do for fitness and weight maintenance?
Part of the answer is a... Read more
My sister ALICIA363 has a love-hate relationship with her goal board, and recently wrote about her issues with a goal board that isn't in her face like it used to be:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?b... Read more
When I was able to run 11 miles on Saturday, it felt wonderful. It was great doing some normal running, and great to feel my leg just about healthy when I got done. But, I cautiously said that I needed confirmation from how I felt the next day... Read more
It's been a tough couple of weeks emotionally. The week after Flower City, I took four (4) rest days in a row, breaking a 91 week streak of running at least 3 days a week. This week I ran Sunday, took a planned rest day Monday, took an extra r... Read more
When I completed the 5K Your Way program in 2011, I set a Spark Goal to run at least 20 minutes, 3 times a week. I reasoned that if I ran on my lunch hour, I wouldn't have time for 30 minutes but 20 minutes would be possible. I was concerned a... Read more
Having time to blog every day is a novel experience. Right now, it is also a side effect of not running.
This morning my calf and hip abductor felt just about normal. The 2 minutes of jogging up and down my hallway while waiting for my egg... Read more