Friday, July 31, 2009 3 comments

Just a Little

I ran this morning and had only a little discomfort in my Arse!

My massage therapist did their job afterward and found a spot that almost made me scream with joy and cry.

It's funny how we enjoy the pain and pleasure of something like that. Are we sick or what?

The WOD for today was five rounds of the following:

Wall Ball - 20 lbs. 20 reps
Close grip Push-ups - 20
Ball Slam - 20 lbs. 20 reps
Squat Curls - 20 lbs. 20 reps

I hope everyone has a great weekend and get out there and run, ride or whatever floats your boat.
Thursday, July 30, 2009 4 comments

Massage Therapy

Meet my new massage therapist. We started this morning with a short introduction, followed by a brief and painful session.

It's amazing the pain that you can inflict on yourself with a tennis ball!

Of course it was the 'good' pain that we look forward to in a sick way.

Hopefully our relationship will be short-lived and I can send him on his merry way to play with his companions on the court.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 4 comments

Wednesday's Worries

Since I've been having a lot of discomfort in my left hamstring area, I spoke with a Physical Therapist friend for their advice.

After a few motions/stretches, she determined that it might not be my hamstring but my piriformis or back!

When did I grow a piriformis and how did I hurt it?

Of course the logical thing to do is rest, ice, compression, etc..................... BUT I HAVE A STREAK!

I have a few stretches that target the area to see if that gives me any relief but I'm impatient. I want some instant relief.

But it is funny how this episode got me to thinking about how I've strayed away from a workout plan. I've need to get back to a formatted plan to ensure another area on my body doesn't feel neglected.

So what do I do? Oh da pain......................
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 3 comments

Lazy Bones

I have been truly lazy about posting my activities to this blog, so I'll give you a Reader's Digest version of what's been happening.

  • Completed the Make-A-Wish 300 mile bike (three centuries in three days)!
  • Continuing to run at least one mile a day(208 days)!
  • Left hamstring is still bothering me when running(22 days)!
  • Still waiting on summer-like weather in the high-five state!
I can honestly say that anyone training or doing an Ironman is totally out of their freaking mind! After cycling for over one hundred miles, I ran the ugliest mile of my life. I'm sure anyone that saw me running surely thought that I was on 'crack'! How do you tri-geeks do it?

Note to self, next year train for three consecutive century rides! Oh the pain!

I know that resting my body would be great for my hamstring but aren't we all a little off when it comes to exercise? I've been icing, stretching and even using my Traumeel on a regular basis. I think I did more damage a few weeks back when I attempted to do speedwork. I know, just call me 'Stupid'.................

Okay, thats it for now. Now where did I put my ice bag????????????
Friday, July 17, 2009 3 comments

Happy Birf-Day Kelley

Today is my oldest daughter's birthday! Man, at this rate she'll catch up to me in no time.

I can still remember that day 32 years ago like it was 30 years ago..........

Happy Birthday Kelley.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 4 comments

Wednesday's Why

Why would anyone in their right mind or even their left mind, go to a speed workout with a bad left hamstring?

As Forrest Gump would say, '...stupid is, as stupid does'.........

That's right I went to a session that our local running store puts on and I made it through the 1.5 mile warm-up and 1/2 mile of the first 3/4 mile workout.

It's amazing how the testosterone kicks in and you have a brief instance of feeling good.

Fortunately, I came to my senses and bailed before I did more damage to my hamstring.

So now I'm going to religiously stretch every muscle in my body(until I start feeling better) on a daily basis. Who knows I'll probably regain all of the flexibility of my youth!

Monday, July 13, 2009 4 comments

The Lost Weekend

This is the aftermath of our annual Block party. It makes for a tough run the morning after.

I think they said we had seven kegs in the cooler............

I'm going to bed.
Friday, July 10, 2009 5 comments

It was a Good DAy

NOT! I had a terrible run today at lunch. I went out with a co-worker and we were smacked in the face with hot humid stagnant air!

Now this normally isn't a problem that slowing down can't get me through but my left hamstring started yelling at me five minutes into the run.....

I always use the analogy of an old car when referring to my body.

If you've ever owned a clunker, you can relate. Once you fix one part, another part starts to fall apart.

My knees are actually feeling great, so now the hamstring wants some of my attention........

Oh to have one of those sleek 2009 bodies that they show off on the cover of Runner's World or Running Times.

Wouldn't it be great to see a mature looking runner with salt stains on their face and that deer in the headlights look in their eyes after a tough race on the cover one day????

Everyone have a great weekend and the first BEvERage is on me!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009 5 comments

Wednesday's Why

Today it's just random whys, for no apparent reason:

Why do doughnuts taste better than carrots?

Why did I begin this running streak???

Why do teenagers look at you strange when you're running?

Why do smokers crack the car windows when they smoke?

Why do I have two pairs of running shoes in my cubicle?

Why did I sign-up to ride 300 miles and not train???

These are just some of the questions that keep me up at night.........

My legs are really tired with no rest in sight. I may have to resort to an ice bath.
Saturday, July 4, 2009 3 comments

Happy 4th

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 5 comments

Wednesday's Why

Why haven't I been posting anything to this blog?

I have been trying to enjoy the three weeks of summer that we get here in the high-five state, so logging on to a computer after work doesn't happen a lot.