Training really on hold

Well, had to have surgery. Will be off the running circuit until July 12th… Dr. told me 8 weeks.. and by GOD that is the day I will start running!  I have been keeping up with information and of course with the #RunChat weekly. It makes me feel like I am still out there to hear everyone’s stories and opinions. I have been doing my best to get out and walk at least, did over 3 miles yesterday. Have been on my bike also, so getting in some cross training, and helping my quads. I need to start stretching soon, as the pain subsides, I can do different stretches. I am not supposed to lift over 25lbs also, so I’m feeling a wee bit like weird having to rely on my Wife and Daughter to lift things that I normal would just throw over my shoulder and carry into or out of the house (like the 50lb bags of dog food). That curse is lifted after 6 weeks, which will put me at June 28th.  And yes, if you haven’t noticed, I am taking the Surgeon at his word to the tee. Kinda just the way I role. I figured if he gave me a time frame, there is a reason for it, and I’ll just add this up as recovery time. I know I will need to get back into the swing of things slowly, but I will get back with a vengeance also. With that said, I hope everyone out there is keeping themselves moving, in at least some little way.  As I finish typing this, I just got notification that my June Stridebox is on the way, Very excited to see what is in this one!

FootPrints in the Sands of Time are Not Made by Sitting Down!


Started a 5K to 10K training program through RunDouble on my Droid Bionic. It is a program that works with AchieveMint (Earn real life rewards for healthy activities you track
on the mobile apps you already know and use). I chose to run the “time” version of the training version, as I can monitor my heart rate a little easier if I time myself, then if I push for a “distance” run. Other than fighting the winter blues, greens and pinks. When I feel well enough to run, I’m doing pretty well. I ordered a Polar Trainer (RCX5), since the Timex Global Trainer was horrible at grabbing satellites. I’ll eventually take the time to review the issues with the Timex and Review the Polar also. I’ll leave off by saying I just ordered my first StrideBox, so looking forward to the goodies included in that each month. I will also review that when it comes in.

Footprints in the Sands of Time are Not Made by Sitting Down!