I’ll be heading back to Utah this June to run 148 miles on the Kokopelli Trail. This time Judi is coming too.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Today we visited my old stomping grounds
On the way we stopped at the classiest convenience store in Lake County and got this nice photo op:
Judi had a 3 hour meeting…
And after we planned to ride here:
a nice rail trail from Tallahassee to St Marks on the Gulf coast.
Since I was going to be bored for a few hours Judi conveniently forgot to pack bike shorts…
At 0930 she was off to her meeting and I was off on a shopping mission.
A couple of hours and a few dollars later I had purchased what amounted to be passable attire for her and went off in search of the YMCA.
To say Tallahassee hasn’t changed since I left there 20ish years ago is like saying David Banner is basically the same guy when he gets mad.
Well 20 minutes or so after I set out my blackberry and I found the YMCA.
Ad a nice quick circuit… then back to pick up Judi.
Judi’s new pants… and yes she still has a number on her bike from a ½ IM in Oct (don’t judge) J
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Not like this:
Or like this:
More like this:
This Piriformis issue has pretty much stopped me in my tracks running wise…
That is not a good thing…. I love running… the rhythm of my moving feet takes my edge off… soothes my soul… is my escape… and the place where I often find myself.
|I look this pitiful|
Since I can’t run I’m doing everything I can to get me back to where I can run again.
Please allow me to introduce you to my new friend:
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Over the past week I have been doing a bit of research…
Research that is not in and of itself a pain in the arss but is in fact research on a pain in the arss
it seems.. that Judi and I both are suffering with Piriformis syndrome…
It started for Judi about a year ago… and for me 6 months or so ago. When it started I thought it was just normal soreness… a slight hamstring issue due to a change in my running gait.. I just ignored it like I do for most of my aches and pains but… this time it did not just go away
And now…for me it has gotten to the point of debilitation
Running = Pain from my buttcheeks radiating down to my calf in both legs… I can’t generate much power… I have to keep a short stride… and the speed is just not there
Sitting = discomfort in the area as well… I have even contemplated a standing type desk.
And picking stuff up off of the floor… oh, that has been difficult for quite some time now… and makes me feel like an old man
I’ve started doing research/rehab and treatment as I, once again, try and fix up this old body… but all that said..
Anecdotes and/or antidotes welcome…
I’d love to hear some success stories
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
Swim: currently disenchanted with swimming... considering retirement
Bike: 967 minutes
Run: 209 mi
Strength/core: 390 minutes
Major run focus until RATS
|Finishing the Turkey Day race|
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
What: Judi and I are going to run the Jax-Baldwin Rails to Trails plus a little extra to make the run 50k
Where: We will Start and finish at the Imeson Road trailhead in Jacksonville, FL
When: January 21st 2012 at 0700
How: Basically a self-supported run. There are facilities (restrooms and water fountains) along the way roughly at 6, 12, 14, 18, and 25 miles. You will be responsible for not getting lost and keeping up with your time.
Who: all are welcome. Let us know if you plan to attend
Why: Because it's there... and it's 28.sonething miles round trip... why make it 50k? Well... Judi has yet to do an ultra. We couldn't find one nearby in January so we made up our own.
2. Reverse Brick last Saturday… 10 mi run @ Steady endurance pace followed by a 35 mi ride. It was a really good idea but for the fact that we did the return leg of the ride into a 25mph headwind….
3. 17 mile run on Sunday… with the last 4 progressively faster
4. I ran with my youngest Monday after work… we just jogged 2.5ish miles and talked… I dig that kid
5. Really bumping up the run mileage this month… over 100 already. Hopefully will pay dividends later.
6. A final thought: