This Surgical Boot Is No Longer Made For Walkin’

Staples, boot, and bandages are a thing of the past, and I can put weight on both feet now. Not bad at 25 days out of surgery. Thursday will be the full four weeks, and by next week, after another post-operative visit, I hope to be on the bike, at least on the indoor trainer,Continue reading “This Surgical Boot Is No Longer Made For Walkin’”

Foot Up, Out Of Action — Just Temporary

I waited out the pandemic to do it, but it’s done. That fugly foot bump known as a bunion was shaved off my left foot and into history nine days ago, by the same surgeon who did the same thing on my right foot twenty years ago. My toes are blue-black (at least, what littleContinue reading “Foot Up, Out Of Action — Just Temporary”

Hills? We Have Hills In Florida?

I have a few road race traditions I follow, and one of them is a race on Memorial Day. Except this year, the race was moved to a new venue. A new, pain-inducing venue. For almost 30 years, this 5K was a nice, mostly flat, fast course through a small, wealthy bedroom community north ofContinue reading “Hills? We Have Hills In Florida?”

The Only Voice In My Head Is My Own…And We Argue

I’ve been working from home for 14 months, and I’ll admit this much: I hated it in the beginning. I am a child of the office age, not the technology age. I started working in the late seventies; we had clunky word processors masquerading as computers, but mostly it was pens, notepads and phones (push-buttonContinue reading “The Only Voice In My Head Is My Own…And We Argue”

It’s Back To Business, Even If It’s Not The Usual

It’s good to be competing again. I have a race every weekend in May (including yesterday), with the exception of Mother’s Day weekend. I don’t have kids; I figure I just need a break somewhere. It’s good to see friends again, even though it is masked and hugs are only a sometimes thing. I’m goodContinue reading “It’s Back To Business, Even If It’s Not The Usual”

Well, That Was Ugly (for a day)

I have now received both of my COVID shots. Yay, me. First shot a month ago produced mild symptoms, mostly a sore arm. Second shot was worse than the first. I felt well enough a few hours after to go on an afternoon run. Felt fine to cook and eat dinner. THEN it hit. Feverish,Continue reading “Well, That Was Ugly (for a day)”

What’s Normal? Where Is It? Can I Run There?

I’m not solitary by nature, but years of solo workouts has taught me to exist within myself very well, and that while human contact is necessary, it’s the quality of it, not the quantity, that counts.

Logs, Charts, Plans, Advice: 14 Months And Counting

The National Senior Games are scheduled for May, 2022. I think it’s too soon to worry and panic, as I’ve said before. But not too soon to train, plan, and seek good advice. I have a monthly workout chart up on the wall, a 26-week training plan next to it. There is such a thingContinue reading “Logs, Charts, Plans, Advice: 14 Months And Counting”

How Four Turned Into Eight

A few months back, I mentioned the National Senior Games, and that I planned to do four events: swimming, cycling, running, and triathlon. The actual scheduled (pending specifics on what swimming events are which days) is now out. It’s turned into eight event days: three days of swimming, surrounded by a triathlon, 10K run, andContinue reading “How Four Turned Into Eight”

Suffering Has No Age Limit When It Comes To The Cold

If you live just about anywhere in the U.S. (except for Florida, where I am), it’s been an awful couple of weather weeks. It’s worse than cold. It’s snow, ice, wind, and temperatures no one expected in places no one has see this kind of weather in years, if ever. It’s a literal killer winterContinue reading “Suffering Has No Age Limit When It Comes To The Cold”