Back on the disabled list.  About a week ago, I noticed some soreness in my left achilles which is opposite the one that has been giving me all the trouble for the past 11 months.  I was hoping with lots of icing and cutting way back on my volume that it would be ok.  Ok cutting back on volume.  That is so funny.  I run around 10-12 mpw.  [sarc]Yep, I've been really going all out on my mileage.[/sarc]  Jeez!   It felt ok during my 2am jog around the track yesterday.  Maybe it was all the dancing and cheering?  All I know is that it is VERY sore today.  I'm not going to push it any further so me and my bike are going to be best friends until further notice.  I guess the pool is calling me too.

  • Health data: Sick: 3
  • 11m
  • 1.20 miles
  • 09m 10s /Mi

2am Time and distance estimated. Ran 4 laps during my hour-long walking shift.

  • Walking
  • 2h 45m

Relay for Life walking. 2am to 3:10am. 5am to 6:15am. And a couple 15-20 minute stints between 8:30am and 11am.

All night party.  We danced, cheered and rang cowbells so much.  Thought I might have slightly pulled my hamstring during one of the dance songs, but feels ok now.  LOL!  DJ played dance music all night long.  We got admonished by one of the nearby campsites for ringing our cowbells too loud at about 12:30am.  We did tone it down some after that.  Actually after 3am we pretty much took turns walking and napping until our relief crew started showing up at 6am.  Didn't start the cowbells and cheering back up until after 8am.  The walking wasn't bad, but I think the dancing and cheering did me in.  :)  :)  :)  :)

  • Walking
  • 30m

6:30pm Relay for Life. Walked the first half hour with one of my co-workers until the rest of our team started to show up. Then I sat at the campsite and cheered as team members went by.

6pm Start of Relay for Life.  What an awesome experience.  From all the stories, the fun contests and events to the 800+ luminaries that were lit at dusk.  Each one with the name of a cancer victim or survivor or someone going through the battle right now.  It was awesome.  Our team was properly equipped with two cowbells so each time a team member would walk by our campsite we would loudly ring the cowbells and cheer.  We were so annoying.  :)  :)  :)

My training vacation is almost over.  Will be able to at least log some walking the next two days.  Then hopefully get some sleep Saturday afternoon and back to working out Sunday or Monday depending on how I recover from tonight's sleep deprivation fest.

ICE ICE BABY!  Ice is a wonderful thing.  I love ice.  Ice makes everything better!

I've been so lazy about ice lately, but I've got my motivation back!  Thanks Bill!

  • 27m 09s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 44s /Mi

7pm 5k race. Nice race, but the temps were still close to 80 degrees at race time. Not exactly ideal temps to try and PB, but Sue and I did it! I was 5/11 age group and 129/203 overall. Sue finished less than a half minute behind me 6/11 age group. Now all we have to do is "shave" 4 minutes off our 5k time and we might win the age group. Isn't that awesome? A 45-49 year old woman running a 23:something 5k. How cool!

A new PB by :21!  Yay!  (This is my watch time so I might have to edit slightly.)  My goal was sub 27:00 so I didn't quite reach my goal, but the weather wasn't very ideal either (hot, ok warm to you southerners, and somewhat humid).  Getting closer though!  :)

Congrats to Sue's son who ran his first 5k ever and finished a respectable 26:something.  Yay!!!!!!!

This week is going to be interesting.  Probably will turn into a vacation from training for the most part.  I do have the 5k race though tomorrow evening.  But I have something every evening this week, so no bike commuting because I will need my car.  My poor DH is on his own for dinner all week.  Oh, and he has got to hold down the fort back at the farm and probably do the chicken chores a couple evenings.  :)

Friday from 6pm until Saturday noon, I will be captain of a Relay for Life team.  I've never done one of these events before, but I hear they are pretty awesome.  I had a sister die of cancer about 7 years ago.  Also lost my stepmom and an aunt to cancer.  They will all have luminaries lit in their remembrance.

Planted 150 flowers and unloaded/spread 1 1/2 yards of mulch.  Plus did some pruning of one of our pine trees.  My body worked hard today, but I feel funny logging anything so I won't.  Last two days I have done quite a bit of physical work around the farm.  Good cross training I hope.  My back feels suprisingly good after two days of shoveling, bending, stooping, etc.

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