Getting back into the swing of competing was never going to be easy. But over the summer, when two surgeries took me out of the game, I now realize it was easier than I thought to forget just how hard it was to plan and think and execute, while still working and taking care ofContinue reading “Commit First, Deal With Details Later”
Category Archives: Working out
Crack Of Dawn Training: Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be
It’s back to the running, the road bike, and the pool at the butt crack of early morning. The foot is doing well (no bare feet, so no triathlon transitions yet, until after the 90th day post-surgery) and no trail running until late September. No swim fins, either, until the 90th day. But everything elseContinue reading “Crack Of Dawn Training: Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be”
Time Left in Rehab Hell: 48 Hours And Counting
Monday, 10 a.m. The last surgeon appointment for my foot. Seven days of steroids (to remove what little swelling is left) and we are done and basically good to go. I now have a matched set of titanium screws and plates, probably worth more than all the rest of me. And yes, I plan toContinue reading “Time Left in Rehab Hell: 48 Hours And Counting”
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’”
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?”
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”
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”
The Swan Song Half Was Almost A Washout
Well, it’s all over but the soreness tomorrow. I have to say I feel decent at the moment. Not sorry I did those 13.1 miles, but not planning on another one. In fact, I told The Husband he is welcome to drag a rusty knife across my throat if I so much as mention theContinue reading “The Swan Song Half Was Almost A Washout”
2020: We Dove Into A Dumpster Fire And Found Flowers
Who would have thought, on Jan. 1, 2020, that the world would look like this on Dec. 31, 2020? Masked, isolated, separated, and searching for the elusive “new normal.” Kids and parents working and schooling from home, and all of them wondering why the idea of an open concept home was ever appealing. Schools sanitizedContinue reading “2020: We Dove Into A Dumpster Fire And Found Flowers”