Thursday, October 05, 2006

I'm still training...

I just haven't been in much of a blogging mood lately.
Some good news:
- Briar went 2 for 2 with a walk in his fall baseball game Sunday (YES!!)
- We went to Fall Creek Falls immediately after the game and spent a fun 2 nights in the state park. We fished, hiked, cooked over a fire, played baseball, etc. Lots of fun.
- I completed my 8 mile tempo run Monday on the trails
- I did my intervals yesterday on the track, was right around the target on all of them, and my knee felt much better
- I will make another attempt at a group ride Saturday. The Leaves of Lincoln has a 62 mile and a century option. I think I'll do the 62.
- I will turn 30 years old tomorrow!!!!

Some bad news:
- My knee was hurt worse in the crash than I had thought. I have some internal bruising and inflamation. It was very painful to run Monday. The trails were hilly, and the down hills were excrutiating on my knee.
- Since Tuesday was a busy day of getting back from Fall Creek Falls, getting unpacked, etc., I did not get in any cross training.
- I have yet to get back on my bike since the crash (but plan to do so this afternoon).

There's more good than bad, so that's cool. Tomorrow's long run is only 13 miles, but it's gotta be done at a 9:15 pace. Sounds like fun!


Bridgette said...

Try an ice bath! Mine was for my ankle & it was horrib.... I mean great! :) haha

TriSaraTops said...

HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY! Tomorrow is my good buddy Justin's 30th, too! Must have been a good day back in '76! :)

Eat lots of ice cream and cake!

Lance Notstrong said...

Happy B-day.....the fun starts at 30 :-)

david said...

Don't push it. It is better to heal than stick to a schedule. Happy Birthday!

jkrunning--Just Keep Running said...

Happy Birthday!! Enjoy some cake for me.

Phil said...

Happy Birthday. 30 is such a milestone birthday. Very happy to hear that you are out and running well again, but sorry about the bum knee. I know I don't need to tell you to listen to your body on the long run. If is starts hurting, back off.

9:15 will be a fun pace for a 13 mile run. Best of luck with this run.

Cliff said...

Happy B-day..

Like phil said..if it hurts back off. There are a number of runs i bailed b/c my knee was giving me trouble.

Michele said...

Happy Birthday

Papa Louie said...

Hope you have a great and happy birthday!
I'm sure you heard of R.I.C.E. If you can't rest then I.C.E. as much as possible. Hit the pool as much as you can too.

rice said...

Life only gets better after 30, you’ll love it. Hope the knee is feeling better. I have been lucky (knock on wood) that I haven’t had any knee problems that didn’t go away with small adjustments. Downhill is hard on the body. I find If I put my shoulders back, really try tighten up the core area and turn your upper body into it, it helps out a lot. (I’m always looking for a better form)



Firefly's Running said...

Happy Birthday!

Ice, ice, and MORE ice!!

backofpack said...

Happy Birthday! Sorry I haven't been by in a while to comment - I'm kind of hit and miss these days. That crash sounds scary. Internal bruising and inflammation is better than hearing that some crucial piece tore. Hope you feel better soon, and again, Happy Birthday!

tri-mama said...

I'll have to check the package, but if Mrs. Potato Head has knees, they're all yours-call it a Birthday present :-) 30 is a great age, enjoy the day. Sorry about the crash, I would feel awful as well, it'll be ok, nothing was broken beyond repair-even pride heals.

Rae said...

Happy 30th birthday!!! Welcome to a new division!!! I'll see you there next year!

Hope you had a GREAT birthday! Fall Creek sounds like a fun trip.

Pixie said...

Happy 30th! I will be joining you in a few months! Hope you had a great day. God bless!