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Month: June 2012

Greetings from a non-running Runner

Greetings from a non-running Runner

Well, it’s been over 2 weeks since my last run.  I have been swimming and biking like crazy.  I guess this is helping me at least feel like I’m not losing all my speed -although who am I kidding…  This week I upped the ante.  I did two brick workouts instead of one.  I also swam two miles one day instead of my usual one.  My upper body has been SORE!  I have really enjoyed swimming but this morning I…

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My first brick

My first brick

When I first heard the term “brick” workout it was last summer when reading about someone who was training for an IronMan. Bricks refer to training on two disciplines during the same workout, one after the other with minimal or no interruption in between.  (Swimming and biking, biking and running, etc.)  Obviously I am not training for a triathlon but I am trying to change things up in my cross training world so I don’t get bored. Today I decided…

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It is what it is.

It is what it is.

We are now about halfway through June and I am starting to wonder if this patellar tendonitis will ever go away.  Apparently I should have listened to my body sooner than I did.  My PT said I could run 1 day a week for a few weeks so I decided to use today as that day.  My knee felt completely normal for the first few miles and then I could feel the heavy ache set in.  Ughhhh. Will this feeling…

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CASA 5K Race Report- the one that was REALLY hot!

CASA 5K Race Report- the one that was REALLY hot!

Yesterday I ran in another 5K.  I knew going into the race that once again my training was not where it needed to be because of my patellar tendonitis.  I have been cross training much more than running this past month and it all caught up to me yesterday- along with some pretty intense heat. For some reason, 5 K races in my city like to start at 9 am.  No matter what month of the year it is.  I…

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A Few Thoughts on Weaning, Running, Racing and Resting

A Few Thoughts on Weaning, Running, Racing and Resting

Warning: The first paragraph contains some emotional and hormonal ranting on babies and nursing.  Feel free to skip to the next paragraph! I haven’t posted in a few days because I’ve been back in my why-can’t-my-running-be-back-to-normal funk.  I am also about 2 weeks behind in my daily Bible reading (which is the most I’ve ever been since I started doing this) so I guess I feel a little guilty about spending any time blogging.  Up until recently, I usually read…

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And the Verdict is….

And the Verdict is….

After almost 3 months of an annoying on again off again pesky knee injury I finally went to a physical therapist.  While I was laying there in agony as he worked on my leg (I was really tight) I just kept thinking that I should have come weeks ago.  Yes, it was pure torture but in a good way.  My leg needed it.   Andrew, my PT, worked out many of the knots I had in my calf muscle and IT…

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