Guess who ran this week?
I did a mile both Friday after posting and Saturday. Boy, am I out of shape. Not a hundred yards out on that first run I was huffing and puffing. Sucked it up and finished, then remembered that I donated blood earlier in the week. I don't bounce back as quickly from that as I used to, either. Saturday was better.
This week I extended to 2 miles per day. For the first 3 I walked a little before turning around, but yesterday kept going all the way. I feel like su
Can't say I ran this week.
Although, it was nice enough on Wednesday that I walked for 3 miles. Doesn't sound like much, but as far as I'm concerned, this year that's progress and progress is a win.
Don't know if it's the metformin, but been having serious gut pain lately, especially after eating. Last night we made pizza and I could only eat a few bites before I felt more than full. That's right. Me, who believes the only good pizza is an eaten pizza. A man who regularly eats an entir
Some days I feel like I should switch the title of these to "My Post-Running Life."
Did a couple of hour walks on the TM this week. Both OK.
Started taking metformin for my blood sugar. Still working out the best time to take it. Common side effect is stomach upset, which I'm having.
Yesterday was sunny and beautiful. Seemed like a good afternoon to take my walk outdoors. Didn't count on the wind or how miserable it is to be cold when walking. Funny how I could run and run and run
Back home from Seattle.
Spending a week in the PNW is great and terrible. Working three time zones away from normal means a 4 AM start. Also means my eyelids are drooping at 8 PM. Eating lunch at breakfast time, ready for dinner at 2 PM.
Remote work means 8 days away from home with only 2 days of vacation times used.
GS is 5-1/2 months. Don't often see a little one as happy and self-entertaining as this kid. He's 18 pounds already. I think our 4 were all a year old
Didn't try the run last Saturday.
I can't remember why and today I can only assume that it was because I hurt more than usual.
Instead, Mrs. Dave and I binged the first season of Reacher.
Working from Seattle the last half of this week and the first half of next. This is our Christmas trip that we postponed because airfare was stoopid at Christmas. I might also say I'm psychic because (if you remember) the weather after the holiday would have really messed up our return flight.
More boulders in the middle of the highway.
The ribs were so bad that I went in to see the doc again. She didn't think there was anything other than sore ribs, but ordered 2 sets of X-rays to make sure. The first set was clean but the second showed a "nodular opacity projecting over the right fourth posterior rib." Might just be a spec on the film. It also might be a "pulmonary nodule," which may or may not be important or something serious. In either case, it's not related to the pain in m
I was going to do a 2021 Review, but in the end didn't wanna.
Some highlights were:
Running a PR mile not on an official course 5 days before my spring marathon -- 6:38/ mile
Running a PR and BQ Marathon on April 25th at the Tidewater Striders 26.2 -- 3:48:13. Getting 3rd overall female masters. 1st and 2nd females were young whippersnappers at 42 and 45 years of age respectively.
Doing Murph with my son at my gym was probably my favorite highlight of last year ❤️ Murph is a
No progress on the hip pain. Obviously the longer this goes on the more I'm inclined to thinking it's something pretty serious. Career ending? Maybe. As it happens I know an ortho who specializes in hips. Unfortunately, while he's a friend he also lives in Blanding, UT and just had his own knee replaced. So I'm waiting a little farther into his recovery before I bug him for free advice.
Over three months on the intercostal pain. Like the hip, the longer this thing linge
I realized that I forgot to post my December recap and 2021 recap on here! December is linked in this post, so I'll leave it at that. Happy New Year to all, 22 days late!
The quick stats:
Miles run: 4168.2
Races run: 14
Race overall female podiums: 14
Race overall female wins: 7 (1 overall person win)
50k, with 3:34:41 in my debut
20k, with 1:19:41, though that's slower than my PR marathon pace
Walking continues to be non-painful. Also did a couple of sessions of the other stuff, which also didn't hurt. Two wins. There was some minor pain in a couple of places during a couple of movements. The pain in my right side is SLOWLY getting better.
Have I not mentioned this? While the ITB and hip were at their worst, there was also some real tightness that developed higher up and towards the front. Then one night at church I was throwing a frisbee with some kids I work with. Reached up to
In the spirit of things not going according to plan...
Since the three runs last week went well enough, I decided to try extended the mile treadmill test with 1/2 mile of easy running to 1-1/2.
The next three days my hip hurt. What's worse, it hurt in a place that I'm pretty sure wasn't a place that indicated a strained or sore IT Band or anything else muscular. This time it was right in the outside of the joint. The place I'd expect to have something seriously wrong
Three runs last week. 1/2 mile each.
These are all walks on the treadmill. Monday and Wednesday I did 1/4 jogs twice with a mile total. Friday I walked 1/4, jogged 1/2 and then walked another 1/4.
How did they go? Not terrible. The two areas I'm watching closely of course are the right hip and upper IT Band. Only the tiniest niggle in either for all three sessions. I hesitate to call these workouts.
Even better, nothing post session to speak of in either place.
Trying to thin
Another year put to bed. No, not put to bed – killed, slain. Happily relegated to memory where only the good remains. In short, it was another in the years (plural now) of Covid-19. Wearing masks when leaving the house. Not leaving the house very much. Not running much (less than 500 miles) with two major injuries – one in the spring and one in the fall, so yeah, the two best times to be running.
If I’m being honest, there was a lot of good in 2021 for me and mine. Continued gas savings fro
Year-end wrap up. A couple of races, a summer of good running/getting out for some miles most days, then a complete loss of fitness/motivation through December. Happens every year.
Typically, I get back in the mood to train for something at the end of January, but I feel the call already this year...might be because we hosted Christmas for the first time ever, and everyone in the family brings 50 cookies for 20 people, so at least 100 cookies (no exaggeration) were left here (along with l
Suppose it's safe to post my mileage for December and the full year of 2021. I decided after my last test that I'm nowhere near getting back to a regular schedule, let alone training for anything.
4 miles for December.
581 for the year, most of that was in January-February and then another decent stretch in June-September. Couple of highlights: running double digits in early September in the PNW. Checked off the Ragnar from the bucket list. Welcomed Theo (GS#1) to the world. Visited th
Monday's test run was not bad. Quieter at the hip and the ITB. Even better, not much extra pain after.
Second round of PT on Wednesday worked on a few strengthening exercises, then John did a few things. Told me to run. ITB was fine but the hip hurt moderately. Then later that night and most of the next day it was back to the same old pain.
Patience, I guess.
Put together the IKEA bed with the storage drawers underneath. Those are still empty since we haven't decided what to put
Saw PT on Friday. Right side of my hip is out of whack. He moved it around some and gave me some different things to so that should strengthen the area. Going back 2-3 times a week through the end of the year. Said I could try running on it, but I didn't get around to it yesterday. Plus, while the ITB felt better, the hip hurt more than it has in a while - no doubt from the work he did. In any case, I wasn't motivated to try without a day of not hurting first.
So, I'll go out tomorrow for a
Holidays are a little different this year. No kids. No family. No travel. Mrs. Dave worked. Me, home alone all day. Spent the morning getting out most of the Christmas decorations. In the afternoon and evening I did something I’ve never ever done on Thanksgiving Day before.
Watched all three of the NFL games on TV. This tradition started in 1920. In 1934, Detroit became the host city of the annual event, joined by Dallas in 1966. In 2006, the league added a third (prime time) game, although
It's moving around some, so I think that's good. If one thing were broken, that would be the only thing that hurts, right?
Last few days the pain at the iliac crest has settled down. I ran a couple of miles on Saturday. IT band hurt. Hip hurt. Groin hurt. Finished.
After that run I decided to keep the appointment I have with the doc on Friday. Don't really know what he can tell me that I don't already know. Maybe it's wishful thinking.
Despite all the stretches and exercises I've
I owe an update.
Minus any musings on missing mojo.
Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up.
The week after doing the Michigan Road Ragnar, I came up lame with what felt like something messed up with my right hip. Right on top of the iliac crest. Such an odd place. Never had this before. At the same time there was the issue with my right IT Band. Had that before a few times. Certainly they were related. And maybe they are.
Anyway, I was stopped cold. After a coup
Feels like forever since I ran a race thanks to Covid so I jumped when I had the opportunity to team up for this race. The race consists of a 2 mile running leg, 18 miles on the bike, and another 2 mile running leg. One of my RBs (J) who cycles frequently was interested in teaming up for the race so I was glad to take the running legs. The duathlon is a fund raiser for the group that maintains the Byway. Three other RBs from my LRG were there to volunteer so there were familiar faces around.
Ran twice this week. 4 miles on Tuesday and just over 3 yesterday.
They both sucked. Yesterday was the worse of the two and it convinced me that I can't run anymore right now.
I may drop in later with an update.
Which not to say that I ran zero miles.
As it happened, I ran .39 miles.
Went out for 6 last Tuesday. The Monday after Ragnar and the ITBand, I just felt like I needed another day. So that 6 was so-so, probably because it was warmer than it had been on the weekend. Maybe I was still recovering from Ragnar.
After I showered my back started bothering me. Not the whole back, just the lower right quadrant. Almost where I'd feel a kidney stone, but that would be crazy. Actually, not so
Mrs. Dave is in a facebook group that I am not. Couple of weeks ago she saw a post about a Ragnar team that had a runner drop out at the last minute and did anyone know someone who might want to go.
Ragnars have always looked fun to me, but outside of the Loopsters I don't really have any running friends. Maybe I should get out more. It's never really fit into my marathon plans, so I don't know that I'd have done one anyway. Although, being uber-susceptible to peer pressure, if someone had