I’ve run out of excuses. I have no idea how I ever used to manage to find the time to blog 4-5 times a week – every time I tell myself that I am going to start updating this regularly again 8 days fly by and I am right back in the “delinquent boat”. Same thing this time – with FedEx trips surrounding Christmas (Merry Late Christmas by the way…) I have again been pretty busy, but still – nine days!?! Ouch. Time flies. Maybe I will add this to my growing list of New Years resolutions. (Early Happy New Years though in case I don’t do this again until mid February..)
We had a nice holiday, then an immediate 12th birthday for my oldest daughter on 12/26. Took the cell phone “leap” with her, made her look up the phrase “enough rope to hang yourself” before activating it for her. Vegas has the over/under on her losing it (physically or summarily) at 27.5 days, action is apparently heavy on the under. I then hit the road that Monday afternoon, and have spent the last 4 days hauling all of Santa’s “goofs” back to Amazon and BestBuy.com. I am definitely looking forward to getting home in the morning.
Not much has changed “running” wise since the last post, so I don’t feel super-bad about being busy/lazy (depending on how you look at it). I’ve gotten in some quality volume every day (60 mins +), just not bad on the roads yet. A lot of pool work when I’ve been home, elliptical when in the hotel. Today marks 3 full weeks since my Stony Creek calf failure, thinking about giving it a shot this weekend at home. I’m sure it’ll feel a little weird getting back out there, but I’m guessing if the term “like riding a bike” is commonly applied to something that takes an actual skill-set, remembering how to run should be fairly easy. The big mystery/fear is what I’m going to do if it flairs up again – I’ve been 100% symptom free in the pool and on the devices, so if 3 weeks of pounding “rest” doesn’t do the trick I could be up the proverbial creek sans rowing device. Have faith that I’m gonna be good to go, so after that hunch has been confirmed I will eventually test my conditioning to see where the cross-training has left me and then see if I am ready to dust off the spikes for some indoor fun. The Hartshorne mile is a mere 3 weeks away, could be a stretch. Hopefully it won’t be 9 more days before the verdict is “read”…..