Thursday, March 28, 2013

Running and saws and also more running


I'm stubborn.  I can admit it.  For 90% of things I’m fairly easy going, but for the other 10%, I dig my heels in and scream “NO WAY am I going to put on pants to go get the mail just at the corner”.  So, it should come as little surprise that for my 6 mile run on Wednesday, my second run back, I was VERY determined to finish.

As you might remember I was SORE after my first run back. So horribly sore that I could barely walk. But, it did go away for the most part by Wednesday and I was able to head out for an early morning run.

It is funny what you forget about after taking off as long as I have. When I was standing outside my place waiting for my Garmin to sync, I twisted the wrong (right?) way and realized I had NO nipple tape on.  To all of the ladies reading, let me explain via URL: This would NOT work.  So, I took off my shirt and threw it in the bushes.  Also, I realized about 2 miles in that I totally forgot water or ANYTHING!  Good news is that I did poop before I ran. Not sure if I could forget that.....

Anyway, I got 0.1 miles in – less than one minute, and my calves nearly completely cramped up.  I stopped and said a swear. I briefly considered stopping but instead I stopped my watch and started to walk.  After a bit I started back up again and ran another 0.75.  More achy cramps, more swearing, more walking. Lovely.  After some period of walking I ran some more and made it to the 2 mile mark before....walking...swearing, etc.  BUT THEN, things loosened up enough that I was able to run the last 4 miles.

The good news is that both calves were equally painful/sore so it isn’t a stress fracture issue so much as it is a getting back to running issue.  So, I’m actually very very happy with the run.  My calves however are still very cranky about it.

Moral of the story: Listen to your body, yes. That is, unless your body is being a stupid bitch then just turn on the stubborn part of your brain and do what you want.  (That should not be considered coaching advice... like, at all...)

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This weekend I helped a buddy cut some holes in his ceiling for more air conditioning vents.  As you can see, unfortunately for Jeff while he was up in the attic sweating, I was taking stupid pictures of myself down below.  Unfortunately for me, I think I sucked in a little bit too much insulation and I coughed for 3 days afterwards.  Serves me right for the pics I suppose.
Have saw, will travel

If you only knew the ridiculous outtakes...



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I had a sales meeting the other day where all of the conference rooms were full so we decided to go to a coffee place.  Since I was already 3 cups into the day and I didn’t want to see any more hallucinations than normal, I grabbed a coconut water in one of those little juice box deals.  Now, I have NO idea whose mouths these freaking things were made for, but it wasn’t MY mouth.  I dribbled that stuff down the front of my shirt with every sip.

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Finally, something to brighten your Thursday  - tou might remember the Nike “find your greatness” advert.  It’s a GREAT ad.... Check it out here.  Go ahead, I’ll wait....


Well, the kid featured in the video recently lost THIRTY pounds and credited the commercial spot with helping him kick-start the change. You can read about it here. That goes to show you that, regardless of the reason, getting healthy is always a good thing.

6 comments:

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/weird/Woman-Severely-Injured-in-Sex-ToyPower-Tool-Encounter.html

Kerrie T. said...

My calves are being bitches, too.

Sue's Ramblings said...

Can you channel some of those speedy legs, advice, reminders to me when I start running? Tried walking around the park/lake and 1 lap (2.3km), my calves were getting achy. It's gonna be a long journey.

Zaneta said...

Glad you were able to finish out your run! :) My knee is still bothering me and I'm turning on the stubborn...
Grumpy cat is so cute when he's grumpy! :-P

Laeli said...

But good Sir, don't forget not all fat people are unhealthy. Just like not all slim people are.

Running Through Phoenix said...

That ad always gets me.