Friday, March 31, 2006

slowpoke gonzales

So, I should tell you all something about my running. I really suck. I went for my first outdoor run yesterday, and I lumbered through about 3 miles like an old lady.

I say this now so that in 2 months I can be like, "Look how far I've come!"

Right now,

Monday, March 27, 2006


Hmm... I've never seen a blog before. What's a blog?
So ... do I just ... write stuff?

Here goes:
I can't yet commit to the big relay event, but I'd like to go. Seems like vanloads of fun.
Danielle, thanks for getting this together, and I hope your achilles holds up.


Sunday, March 26, 2006

Man down! Man down!

Tom has decided that attending the weddings of friends is more important than running (his priorities obviously are messed up), so he has to drop out. So if anyone knows any other running Flatlanders (living under 2500 ft), convince them that they want to run with us!

Finally healthy again

For those who don't know (which is likely everyone but Danielle), at the end of January I got uber sick, with an infection in my leg that kept me out of work for over 3 weeks, totally laid up, not even able to walk. Once the infection cleared up, I was suffering from knee problems, though, since the abscess pushed into my knee. Last week I finally ran 3 miles without suffering from any knee pain, and I played soccer today with no pain. I think I'm finally healthy again! Now to just get back in shape. Blech. I'm so not a fan of hard work...

Yay! A new place to whine about injuries!

So, now I have a place to complain about injuries! And I can either get sincerest sympathies from fellow runners or be told to get over my wussitis and suck it up.

Two and a half weeks ago I was out for run and about a half mile from home my Achilles tendon just went crazy on me and hasn't been the same since. I have no clue what happened. Because I generally refuse to admit I have an injury until I can barely walk (for example, the Toronto Half-Marathon where I barely stumbled through the finish line after 2 and a half hours), I ran 9 miles the next day.

Well, today was so nice I had to go running and I am bummed because, while the pain isn't debilitating, I can still feel it the whole time I run. I know, a tragic sob story. But! Grandma's Marathon is in less than three months now, so this is not the time for injuries!

We are supposed to be running 14 miles on Saturday and I don't think that is happening for me. Especially since I will be spending the week in Florida in a canoe trying to protect expensive scientific equipment from interference from alligators. The farthest I have gone since recovering from the calf injury (maybe I should just amputate my right leg?) is ten miles. Well, maybe when I get back from Florida, it will be feeling better.

Distance: 2.58
Pace: 9:56/mi
Running song of the day: Diamonds on the Inside by Ben Harper

(Don't worry, I won't be using this as a running log. I use the nice free log at I use it for running, biking, swimming, and skiing. An Ames graphic design company does this on the side for fun, so support your local businesses!)

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Yay! A new form of procrastination!

Welcome to our new blog to detail our running lives as we prepare to run the Wild West Relay. Perhaps I will be the only one to post, but hey, I like to talk.