Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tuesday Thoughts

Stuff going through my mind........

We have a group of co-workers that run on a regular basis and makes for a healthier atmosphere to work in.

Well one of the older(60) runners is having quadruple bypass surgery today. He had been struggling the past week to maintain a consistent pace in his training runs and was having chest pains. He was actually taking a stress test when the doctors determined he needed the surgery.

So we're all hoping for a successful surgery and recovery for Len. I would be the oldest runner if he doesn't come back!

Why is it that when I talk to someone about ailments that I start to get sympathy aches and pains?

We got more snow, so I'll be inside running today on the God-forsaken track. The temps are heading south of zero in the next few days.

If we call it an Alberta Clipper, what do they call the same thing in Alberta?

I ran a mile before EXTREME class yesterday because I knew I wouldn't be able to afterwards.

Class consisted of five rounds:

20 Barbell Cleans
30 Wallballs w/ 20 lb ball
30 extensions

Now I remember why my body aches all of the time.


Marlene said...

I wish I had some coworkers to run with.. they're all lazy bums.

Wishing Len the best!

Pat said...

I was glad I ran my run before I played softball Thursday. I might not have been able to do it afterwards.

Tell Len, 'best wishes from AZ'

Jess said...

I hope your friend has a successful surgery and healthy recovery! Best of luck dealing with all that snow.

Sonia said...

Hope your co-worker's surgery will go well. Now you don't want to be the senior of your running group LOL

And yes you should read 50/50 while on the trainer it makes riding more interesting!

Melanie said...

wow, puts things into perspective! All the best to Len

Kim said...

Hoping your buds surgery goes well.

Stay warm!!

L*I*S*A said...

I am sick of this deep freeze. I'm ready for summer. Now.

CoachLiz said...

How is Len doing with his recovery?

Becka said...

Hope that you are not the oldest for long! What is a wallball? I have a few ideas...but... LOL. Do tell!

Runner Leana said...

I was wondering the same thing too, and here's what Wikipedia told me:

Ironically, the chinook which in part originates the Alberta clipper usually brings extremely warm weather (often approaching 21C/70F in the depths of winter) to southern Alberta itself, and the term is therefore not in common use in Alberta.