Thursday, February 9, 2017

Oh Hi

Oh hi.

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you're so busy that you just don't have time to do laundry and before you know it you're wearing your old fat clothes from high school?  What about one of those years?  Yeah, me either.

So, I haven't blogged in over 6 months.  That is my longest period of time without blogging in nearly 10 years. To put that into context, when I started blogging I was married, lived in a different state, had a different job, and didn't have a rambunctious 6 year old.



Also, when I started blogging, I still ran.  Womp womp.  Part of the reason for my lack of literary inspiration is due in no small part to my lack of running.  It is 50% of this blog's title, afterall! Rest assured, the other boring half of this blog will forever be burned into the fiber of my being.

As you might recall, I had surgery on my knee in September of 2015.  I had torn my patellar tendon as well as a host of other things.  My surgeon at the time told me that the surgery had a 50/50 chance of success..... guess which side I was on?  So, as I sit here 18 months later, it hurts to get up off of the toilet, hurts to flex my quad all the way, and I'll limp for days if I run more than 2-3 miles. So, yeah.



So, my surgery failed. Now what? It is interesting how much you realize your personal identity is tied to something when you can no longer do it. Even today I'll get the "so, any races coming up?" questions by people who mean well. For the first 6 months or so post surgery, I tried very hard to do everything I could to get back to running. For the next 6, I moped around and gained a pretty solid 15 pounds (of muscle obviously french fries). These last 6 months or so I've come to grips with my new 'reality' and have been actively searching for my next 'thing'.


While selling face cream and/or smelly oils crossed my mind, it seems like I have settled on a combination of bike riding and weight lifting.  My body has always been built for doing a little bit of work 10,000 times really quickly vs a lot of work 10 times, so weightlifting has been providing the humbling challenge I crave.

So, what about this running blog? I honestly don't know. The truth behind "The Boring Runner" is that I wanted to be funny in that my blog was (hopefully) not boring but that running is indeed super boring. I wonder if I could maybe continue the irony of having a running blog without actually running? Couldn't be worse than the blogs with 15 sponsored posts in a row...... heyoooo.



I'm not sure when I'll blog again, but I feel like I owed the 10 people who kept this blog in their feed an update. I'm thinking I might catalog my foibles trying to learn how to lift weights... Believe me, there are months and months of content involved with that!  If nothing else, at least I hung on to my high school fat clothes!  Acid washed jeans are still in style, right?


15 comments:

fueledbylolz.com said...

I've been thinking if ya Adam. I'm sorry to hear about everything but maybe I'll see you in some serious weight lifting challenges?

Shawn said...

when one door closes...another ????

I have not blogged for 4 years...for various reasons...but I still follow.

Good luck in whatever you do Adam..I always enjoy your take on things....

Katie said...

You still have followers, and yes, we'd love to read The Boring Weightlifter just as much!

Luis Fernando Oliveira said...

Can I say that I read you not because you ran but despite it? Well, I just did. You write well, just keep on doing it.

ToddEP said...

Twitter and Instagram keep me entertained by you. Just wish your knees were healthy.

skywatcher said...

I will look forward to reading your non-running posts on this running blog. ;) Really either way, your posts are full of humor and that's what I enjoy. So share your next adventure with us, we enjoy the entertainment.

Danielle said...

Dude, with as much talent as you have for running, I bet you'd be an awesome cyclist. And I'll be happy to read whatever blog you write, no matter what it's about.

Frances Jackson said...

I was so excited to see an update, I am privileged to be one of the 10 that still care. It sucks you didn't have the recovery you were hoping for, but I hope you continue to blog and find another athletic adventure that you enjoy.

Kate Geisen said...

Speaking as a boring cyclist, I'll put in my plug for that focus. :)

Dilnad said...

I posted in my blog for a solid year (Getting a girlfriend bleeds your free time off ) and I'm not so sure what I did(snail walking?) qualified as running. Nobody called me on it. Just acted like I belonged there ;>

50by25 said...

I'm so glad to see you blogging again! I'd love to read about your forays into weight lifting, Crossfit... really just about anything. You are a really entertaining writer :)

Molly Watkins said...

Please tell us that you will continue blogging even if you don't run. Your writing style is entertaining & I have really missed reading your blog.

Patty said...

I agree with everyone else. Please keep writing. I enjoy it!

paullamb said...

I'm glad you have a new post and I hope you continue. I'll continue to come back and read whatever you choose to write about.

Gracie said...

I'd read about other boring pursuits. On a different note, have you looked into any surgery revisions? Grafts, perhaps? I know nothing about this, just throwing ideas out there.