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Rest, Active Recovery, and the Balancing Act
Monday, May 23, 2016      3 comments

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
Bailing out of the "long" run, but feeling good about it
Saturday, May 21, 2016      6 comments

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
Running in circles, um, I mean ovals
Thursday, May 19, 2016      6 comments

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
Testing the running legs
Wednesday, May 18, 2016      6 comments

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
Non-running, day 8: Volunteer gig
Sunday, May 15, 2016      4 comments

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
The new 10K step streak
Saturday, May 14, 2016      6 comments

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
Goal Board and PT Appointment
Friday, May 13, 2016      8 comments

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:
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A Down Day
Monday, May 09, 2016      7 comments

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
11 miles and miscellaneous running musings
Saturday, May 07, 2016      6 comments

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
Broken Streak and Recovery Musings
Sunday, May 01, 2016      6 comments

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
Changing the plan mid-day
Wednesday, April 27, 2016      9 comments

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
Non-running status update
Tuesday, April 26, 2016      8 comments

Things look better in the morning, but not all the way better. Yesterday's sore calf felt almost normal, allowing yesterday's secondary ache to rise to the forefront. That is a spot in my right thigh. I wasn't quite sure exactly what it was t... Read more
Recovery Struggles
Monday, April 25, 2016      10 comments

Life has its ups and downs. I've had perhaps more than my share of the up side and successes recently, particularly in the area of running. Qualifying to run the Boston Marathon is worth a lot of respect in the running community. Running Bost... Read more
Race Report: 2016 Flower City Half
Sunday, April 24, 2016      13 comments

I'm cheap. When I saw the early entry fee of $250 for the Four Seasons Challenge, I couldn't pass up 3 half marathons and a full marathon for that price, all local with no travel expense. The down side of that decision was, Flower City was onl... Read more
The Boston Blogs 3: Mental Games and Information Gap
Thursday, April 21, 2016      15 comments

We get used to watching TV coverage of sports events, and may not realize that the competitors don't know everything that the announcers tell the audience. I recall watching the online coverage of Kona a couple years ago, and there was ongoing ... Read more

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