As I look forlornly down at my tattered Asics...
Actually running. Anything towards that goal would be really nice. Maybe some 2 and 3 milers. If I could get in 3 sets of 2/3 and maybe a 4 on Sunday I could hit 19 for the week. For normal people that'd be about 60. : )
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Nice! Enjoy your new beauties. What's your plan for the week?
Slow and awkward. It's a weird feeling. I keep getting this thought flash through the back of my head: "If I could just shake this off and go for a real run..." Oh well. My back and hips hurt a good bit. It's not like real running where the knees are angled to absorb the impact stress. With as short a stride as a I have it basically goes straight up the legs to the hips and back, so, everything from my ribs down is just sore and achy. Not horrible, but, enough to make it unpleasant. If I get faster at all I suspect that will improve. My weight has gone up so I am going to have to reign in on the diet. Dropping 10-15 pounds would probably help. I have never been this heavy so it's just plain unfamiliar territory. Different kinds of aches, pains and mental games.
Awesome! How do you feel getting back into it?
Yeah, I have been putting in some serious miles with them. At least 17 miles. : ) Overall, I'd give them a "pretty good"...maybe 8 out of 10. They don't have much of an arch, but, the midsole feels good and I like the heel counter/upper. Very soft. I try to run without socks if I can get away with it and these are perfect for that. I'm curious what some of the other models feel like now.
Have you tried out the new shoes? How were they?
6'2" teetering towards 190. Anything over 170 feels blah. 180 feels like a moose. 190 feels like a blimp. I ain't trying to be in racing shape. I just want to be in my pants without any muffintop action going on.
I can't believe how much you're running.
Makes me feel like a zero, I didn't get out to the track at all this week.
15 lbs heavier? Are you approaching my level of 5'10 185lb 5k pain?
Thanks. I can't recall where I read it recently, but, the topic was on faith. It was about how the idea of faith in today's culture is misunderstood in the light of how faith used to be viewed. Faith was once thought of as persistence and determination. Hopefully, it will all be for some good, but, I can see how I have over and over and over chosen to believe, to force myself to act as if things that amount to nothing will some day lead to some good. Right now, my horrifyingly slow running may get a little faster, and, then, a little faster yet. In the end, I may have faster times by the clock, but, my hope is that I can remember what it feels like to be free again. Actually running, off the ground. (Right now I look like a race walker...a slow one.) When I start getting a little bounce in my step my heart rate really takes off and I have to back off. Hopefully the spots they saw on my last scan are just osteoperosis and not tumors in my hips...although tumors in the bone would explain why the continuous work is not yielding much benefit. If my marrow is being replaced with cancerous tissue then there's no way my body can produce more blood cells with the rate this cancer grows. I'll find out in July what gives... Until then I am going to stick with my 2-4 miles a day hoping my 16 minute miles turn in 15 then 14 and maybe one 13, 12, 11, 10, etc. If I ever see single digit miles I'll feel like I conquered the world.
You are an absolute inspiration. I honestly think that no matter how fast you run or what position you come you will be a better runner than 99% of the population off sheer mental toughness. You remind me of Terry Fox. Keep it up man, and be PROUD of every step you take.