Monthly Archives: May 2011

Sigh..Didn’t I play this game with the other leg?


So, I did go for my run.. and it felt AWESOME!!!!!! that is… until around 1.8 miles.  I had been running a nice steady 6.5 mph, enjoying the run – and watching for wet flower petals on the ground (those

Posted in recovery, running

Urge to run!


So it has now been one week since my calf got mad at me for running down a steep, long hill.  I have spent every day apologizing, sent flowers and chocolates and FINALLY it seems that it has forgiven me! 

Posted in running

Motivation and Frustration


Not being able to run is frustrating..  On the way home, I ran into a friend of mine that was out running, doing a “nice easy three miler” as he prepared to do the half-marathon this weekend.  This is the

Posted in running

Injuries… To see a doctor or not?


It’s always interesting to decide how to handle an injury.  There is that question of – should I see a doctor, or wait and see what it does?  As a guy, you would think my standard response would be ” ‘eh,

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Learning to run hills again.. and being sidelined.


So, yesterday I had decided to run up to the golf course for the first time this year. The reason this is even worth mentioning is that the Golf course is a 7 mile round-trip run,  that is on the top of

Posted in Hill Running, running, vibram five fingers

I am a runner.


Last week, I was contemplating WHY I run.  And the very obvious answer to me – was because I am a runner.  while this may sound like circular logic, I don’t see it as any different that “I think there for

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Running in the morning.. the cause of today’s whining.


So, I was up and at ’em at 5 am this morning.  Have I ever mentioned that I don’t like mornings?  My son’s choir that he is in – the Parlor City Boy’s Chorus – is performing tonight at St.

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Mileage and days spent running..


A couple of weeks ago I posted that I was feeling guilty not running, even though it was a rest day.  At the time I was really trying to get used to my Vibram Five Fingers – and would do

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Another post about pain… Though this one concerns CrossTraining!


If you read any running magazines, or decent blogs on running – the importance and benefits of cross training will come up.  How it can strengthen your core, help prevent injuries and even speed up recovery time.  But, the negative

Posted in Other Exercise, running

Where you run changes the sites and sounds..


So last night I headed out for my run in the early evening.  As it was looking quite overcast, I decided to go without my headphones to avoid their getting soaked (and presumably never working again) in a heavy down pour.  I also changed

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