Friday, October 19, 2018

How time flies OR where the F have I been ?

As I have been getting over, and stronger from the PT, a damn hamstring strain, I have been thinking more and more about my running and exactly what it means to me.   Both physically and mentally.

Physically - this is kind of a no brainer.  Since going to physical therapy with my Sunday winter Gilbert trail running friend Todd, who runs (Houghton PT), and all those damn glute exercises, I have to admit that I definitely feel stronger and steadier.  Especially on the uphills.  Still have a lot of work to do, but it's great to be able to get out there again.  Last weekend was able to not only knock out my first back to back without retweaking, but got in a back to back to back - with the last being a short 2.6 on the roads.  But hey I did it.  Progress is progress!

Mentally - insert your best Donald Trump impersonation here - "It's Huge". 
I don't do well when I am not running well or worse not running at all due to injury or sickness.  A while back I was out for a few months with pneumonia, and near the end, Laura stated "you really need to go for a run".  And I'm not really sure if I'm that much better when I am running like shit.  I don't need to set course records, but days of sluggish running doesn't cut it.  I start questioning why and blah blah blah. But the good thing is that going to the PT, since coming back about a month ago or so, that really hasn't been too much of a concern.

Anyway, I am hoping to get back to doing a weekly blog update.  Mostly for myself to rant, but in case anyone stumbles upon this, please feel free to comment.

So that's about it for now, but I did want to share a awesome moment when I caught up with my good friend and Western States Finisher, Kyle last night while we was back in town to pace at Ghost Train this weekend (which I was supposed to run, along with Hennepin but had to withdraw - fucking hamstring).  It was great to catch up with Kyle and to hear his WS adventure.  

And hold the buckle!!!!!!!!

Kyle killed this run !

Anyway, enough for now.  Best of luck to all my TARC friends running Ghost Train this weekend.  I'll be back next Friday. 

Be well and safe trails.


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