Thursday, March 29, 2012

Treadmill Fail... Make That Plural

Those of you who have followed me for awhile know that I have no problems running on a treadmill.  As a matter of fact, last year I logged over 618 miles on one (a quarter of my total mileage).  However, there are people on this Earth who have a problem running on a treadmill, and I'm not just talking philosophically.  Some of them were captured on home video and uploaded to YouTube.  Enjoy!

Hope that brought a smile, or a laugh, or a chuckle (and not a flashback) to your day.  But by all means, if you have a Treadmill Fail, please share.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I'll Get To The Point, With Bullets

  1. Friday, I signed up for an Easter 10k run.  Before going into the store to register, I told my 3 and 5 year old kids not to run around when we got in there.  How's that for irony?  No running in the running store.
  2. Last week, Nelly posted a link to an inspirational story about a coxwain named Jill Costello.  I found it to be a very compelling narrative that can translate into your own approach for running.  The article also turned me on to a motivational rock song called "Got To Do It" by Andrew W.K. that I am adding to my playlist.  What do you find inspiring?
  3. I'm happy to report that my hip flexor that I injured right before Christmas was mostly healed by the beginning of March.  I've been slowly adding miles back to my base, and just yesterday I did my first speed workout of the year (7:24 pace).  My hip seems to have taken it all in stride (I like that pun).
  4. I ran 48 miles last week.  That includes a 14 mile treadmill run, which is the first time I've gone over 10 miles since Christmas.
  5. I've had 4 weekly sessions with an Active Release Technique (ART) provider for my hip.  Seeing as how he didn't start treating me until 2 months into my rehabilitation, combined with not having gone through this injury before, I'm not sure how effective it was, but I think it helped.  I'll be going back to see him earlier if something like this happens again.
  6. I tried but failed to sign up for the Pikes Peak marathon (which goes up and back down the mountain) because it sold out in less than a couple hours.  There's always next year.
  7. This weekend I'll be running a couple legs in my first relay called "Brew to Brew."  The race runs from a bar in Kansas City to another one over 40 miles away.  I'm looking at it as more of a social experience than a race.