>> Thursday, March 17, 2011
Five quick things:
ONE: I met swimming buddy Julia at the Y for a little swim yesterday. We were both pretty beat-up, both physically and mentally. We're both dealing with some injuries that are just bugging us. We had a nice chat in the water after our workout, and we both felt a little better about our situations.
TWO: Speaking of swimming with Julia, I just HAD to share this photo.... They had an "ugly swimsuit contest" at one of her Master's classes. She showed off one of her grab-bag suits, but lost to Suzie in the tuxedo suit:
Julia, Kortney, and Suzie. Awesome.
THREE: Shortly, I'm heading off to a appointment with a sports medicine Doc. If you remember, I took over 5 weeks completely OFF from running while doing stretches and seeing my ART Doc to keep my calf loose so my achilles could heal. But. It's. Just. Not. Getting. Better. I don't know what I should be doing. Should I do nothing? (No swimming, no biking, no walking, etc.) Should I be stretching? Is my achilles in danger of separating from my heel? Can I "work through it" and start back up? I ran 3 miles feeling good on the treadmill last Wednesday. Then I did an easy 3.5 miles with the "Run for Christchurch" group on Saturday. But then I did what I WANTED to be a 4.5 mile run on Tuesday, but ended up doing 2.5 with a fair amount of pain. Son of a gun.
I'll report back with what the "new" Doc thinks. I'm excited to learn more, but a little scared too.
FOUR: Make sure to scroll down and enter the CycleOps trainer giveaway! And check back this weekend as I post about a great break-up-the-old-routine "strength" trainer workout that I did Monday night on my new CycleOps trainer. (I have some nice awkward photos of myself to share from the workout...) If you do NOT like to spend time on the trainer, I think you'll like this workout.
FIVE: My lovely wife Pharmie just posted another post about pregnancy issues. Check out her blog.
*Note: In case you're new 'round these parts, that's NOT a grab-bag suit of mine. That's the one I wanted. And it's dang sweet. ;)