Status. Alternately: Injuries Suck

This is a hard post to write. My last post was nine days ago – which is inexcusable – and in it I spoke of some pain that I was dealing with in my left foot and lower leg.  I self-diagnosed peroneal tendonitis and hypothesized that it was new shoes that were giving me the […]

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I think it is the shoes…

So, two weeks ago I talked about taking a zero because of self-diagnosed peroneal tendonitis.  Last week I strapped ‘em on and got back to it – and felt good.  The week was a bit different because my family had to travel and I had a couple of days off, so I got to do […]

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And … a music post

If you had the over on April 15th before Matthew did a music post – you win! But wait – this isn’t one of those “ZOMG you GUYS I just HAVE to tell you about this TOTALLY RAD music I’m listening too when I run” (or whatever the kids are saying these days – I […]

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Haiku (plural)

Jumping puddles and Dodging crashes of thunder Running in the rain ———————————— A daunting menu Then I hear myself saying “I’ll take fried chicken” . For the Weekly Writing Challenge

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Self-Diagnosis – the Dangers of Trying too Hard

So, I self-diagnosed myself this week, which is always at least a bit dangerous.  About two weeks ago I began to get some discomfort on the side of my left foot.  After a couple of runs, that discomfort had turned into “hurts to walk” pain.  Icing and ibuprofen helped, but the underlying pain seemed to […]

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The Call

For the better part of an afternoon, he pretended he couldn’t hear them.  After several hours of near torture he strapped on his shoes and tried a short run.  He heard them, even over the miles; they never stopped calling. “Damn cookies,” he sighed on his way to the kitchen.     For the Weekly Writing […]

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RR# 14 – JFK Runway Run

You are not having déjà vu, and there is nothing wrong with your television set.  This morning, for the first time in my running “career”, I ran in a race that I had competed in previously.   Last year’s JFK Runway Run was my second ever race, and I was coming off of an ankle injury […]

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Let’s talk about March

In the month of March, I went for a run 15 times for a total of 73.22 miles.  For the year, I’m at 154.69 miles, which is a piss-poor start if I ever saw one.  My non-resolution resolution was to get to 1,000 miles run this year … at this point I’m through 25% of […]

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