Wednesday, April 6, 2011 April?

Realized today that there's no rocks to trip on while running on a treadmill, so I figured a trip to the rec center would be a safe bet.

Time: 54 minutes
Distance: 6.5 miles
Effort: Moderate
Body: Fair
Weather: Indoors

The local rec center has happy hour on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. ($3 entry, no beer) and it was snowing out. So, to the treadmill.

This actually was an easy call. After the run in the sun yesterday, I couldn't bear a cold, snow run today.

Started very, very slow and worked my way up to 7:30 pace over the first half-mile. Ran 3.5 miles at 7:30, then one at 7:00, another at 7:30 and a half mile cool-down of jogging, butt kicks and knee lifts (I felt really cool doing those on a treadmill in a crowded gym).

Hip/glute/illiac crest/whatever was achy at the start, but eased up as the run progressed.  Still feeling it, but it was better today than yesterday, due, I'm sure, in part to the chiro/ART/massage session this morning.

No new pain/aches and the old ones are easing.  I'll chalk that up to some continued progress.  Fingers and toes remain crossed and I'm knocking continuously while I type this one-handed.


  1. Take it easy and hang in there. You've got some time, so rest up and feel better soon.

  2. Awesome to see you back at it after "the incident" on Saturday. Have a great LR this weekend.

  3. Not sure if I'd say I'm "back at it"...more like "trying to hold on!" The long run should be interesting. Have a good trip.