Monday, March 12, 2012

Two year Anniversary

Well it's been two years today that I had my neck fusion surgery. Boy times sure fly. If you truly have no life or nothing better to do today, the blog posts are still up if you want to read them (not sure why anyone would). Still one of the best things I ever did. The feeling and use from my upper arm down to my left hand and fingers has returned almost 100%. Although my neck muscles still get a tad tight and sore off and on, and I can generally tell you when it's going to rain, I'ld make that decision over again 100 times over.  Never ever, take your health for granted.

On a training note: Ref'ing officially ended for me this weekend. Which from a financial side kinda sucks. However, I came out of it unscathed this year. The tweaked hamstring is happy, and the fall I took landing on my head and shoulder had no long term effects.

So it is now time to start kicking in the mileage and getting myself ready for Stone Cat in November. With the exception of my 4 day hiatus that I took in the beginning of the month, I've been staying fairly regular running (5 days a week), but I need the mileage. Daylight Savings, for as much as I hate it, now allows later trail runs without the headlamp and knucklelights.
Well enough for now, have a great day.

Be Well ~ Sank

Thursday, March 8, 2012

It's all their fault.....

I have to say that even though I haven't been consistently hitting (or posting) on the blog lately, I have been as dedicated to getting out on the trails and roads, as I have been in a long long time.  And I joke that it's their fault, but truly the Dailymile Community plays a large part in my refound enjoyment. 
Now the opportunity or the actualization that I will ever actually meet any of my DM followers/friends are extremely remote; but the positive feedback and sense of being part of a support group, plays a huge role in it.  At least it does for me. 
Not to mention the ability at a click of a button, to see my running history and progress is huge.  I have set it up so that it sync's with my Garmin Connect account, so between going to the garmin account on-line, or simply viewing the map on dailymile, it has made it so much easier, quicker and streamlined, that it is another feature. 
And then there's the feeling that if you miss a day or so (I actually missed 4 in a row last week), that you are letting the group down.  Not that I am of course, as it's not like someone is going to send me a message saying "WTF Slacker?! Get off your ass".
Anyway, I am going to try to post more here as it really gives me more the flexibility to post and say more than a quick little blurb.  But in the end, the fact is : I am running more, enjoying it more, and that is always a good thing.
Be Well ~ Sank