Freezing rain last night. No way was I running indoors. And I'm not organized enough (yet) to go running at the track in the morning. I'm just going to hang out today. Maybe two rest days in a row...what have I become?

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7

Slept in again today. A lot stiff from yesterday's run. I was thinking about swimming, but I think I'll give the wing two more days of rest and massage.

Another busy week ahead! 

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7.5
  • 2h 03m 58s
  • 18.79 kms
  • 06m 36s /KM

-23 this morning. Running with Starcorp. Aimed at 2:00. It was so cold my bottle and gels froze. My jacket and balaklava also got crispy. Had to wear a second layer of tights and three layers up top and a hat over my balaclava and two sets of gloves.
I was never toasty, but I wasn't cold...although I was very worried about getting into serious trouble if I had to stop. We ran quite far from our starting point. Made out to Wascana View or thereabouts. Essentially the QCM marathon route.

Felt very strong. Could have kept going if I was dry. Got a surge with 20 minutes to go.

Walkbreaks every 4 k, or so. Didn't walk as much as we expected. Was too cold to stop.
1873 cals

I'm so glad Starcorp convinced me to go out this morning.

  • Stretching
  • 20m

Stretching in soaking wet, cold clothes after run.

Yesterday, First born had a track meet. His first ever. He was the only 13 year old doing high jump and 60 m sprint, so he competed against the 14-16 year olds. Well. He got first place in high jump 135cm and second place in the run. Imagine that!

Today Starcorp and I are planning our long run. It should be about 2 hours. It is -23 out. I don't feel like running indoors. Let's see how this pans out.

I'm going to a Breast Cancer charity dinner tonight. I can't wait its at the new Mexican restaurant. Other than Taco Bell and it's CanCon cousin, Taco Time, there has been no decent Mexican food here forever. The event should be a good one, it is for a neighbour's girlfriend, among others.

Everyone go lend some support to Marina. She's running a Marathon today. She's back!


  • Health data: Hours slept: 7
  • 1h 46m 37s
  • 54.00 kms
  • 30.39 KM/hr

Excellent Spinnervals Session at Level 10. Did the last Cardio workout (compilation) Got a really good sweat happening.

Couldn't get my heart rate any higher. Next time I'm going to try holding my breath.

  • Stretching
  • 20m

Stretching after spin

Back to Crack of Stupid. And back to the dirty girl. Some things never change. Other things, like bike shorts, should be changed more regularly.

Did some significant self massage on my wing yesterday (using 5 x 10 glossies that Bopper sent me for "illustration purposes only") and it is feeling considerably better. now it matches the constant ache I have in most other parts of my body. What's that Leonard Cohen line? "I ache in places that I used to play". That's me.

A moment of silence please for Evel Knievel.

Many of my formative years on my CCM mustang bicycle with a banana seat and a small front wheel were spent dreaming of jumping over greyhound buses.

  • Health data: Sick: 2 Hours slept: 6

No Brendan today...I'm getting tired of this recuperation crap. It is also -1billion degrees outside, so I'm kinda glad I don't have to go out. Besides, I have to listen to the news and to two early morning interviews that I set up. fun, fun, fun till daddy takes the keyboard away!

I massaged the crap out of my arm and shoulder yesterday. I think it is starting to feel better. I'm going to start building in some range of motion exercises today. If this doesn't work, I'l go see a professional.

I'm soooooo eager for cycling tomorrow! 

  • Health data: Sick: 2 Hours slept: 6

Today is the apex of business. Start with an embargoed media conference (technical briefing) at 10 a.m. and finish with a "special" Board meeting at 7 pm. And in between I have to populate content into a web page and brief a whole bunch of stakeholder.

Must resist asking about boxers or briefs....must resist.

As for my arm. It is a pain in the shoulder. I'm thinking about sucking it up and starting to push it a little. I think that the range of motions that are painful are that way because I haven't done them in a while. I've already started exercising into those ranges and beyond with some careful stretching. Still no weight work or swimming until next week.

And if that doesn't work, I'll go see a quack. 

  • Health data: Sick: 3 Hours slept: 7
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  • 5.00 kms
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Did some sprints at the fieldhouse. 400,600,600,400. Felt tired and sluggish and wasnt' that quick, but I got 'er done.

  • Stretching
  • 30m

Good stretch after sprints.

Well, this healing the wing routine, teamed with the -35 cold has resulted in me getting a lot more sleep. A lot more sleep at a time when work is more stressful than it has been for years. I guess for everything there is a season...turn turn turn.

Arm/shoulder a little better after I did the special manipulation Pablo told me about. I'm still reluctant to attempt the full range of motion. I still have a ways to go before I will even try swimming or javelin throwing.

  • Health data: Sick: 3 Hours slept: 7.5

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