Thursday, October 18, 2007

What's next?

9:20 AM - 12 miles, 1:21:45 - West Hill.
Canal path, two loops at West Hill and back. Threw in a handful of random pickups ranging from roughly a minute to 3-4 minutes in duration to stretch the legs out a bit. Left calf is almost back in good working order, groin discomfort held steady at Level 6 but left hip is now annoyingly tight. If it ain't one thing, it's two or three others as well.

So who wants to place a bet on what part of my anatomy will fail on me next? In addition to my midsection malady, tight calf and persistent plantar pain, my left hip has been locked up for two days now. Keeping the aforementioned information in mind, the entire right side of my body and all areas above the waist on my left side are still fair game. I'd go in big before the flop because chances are something else is gonna go before any of the above get much better.

Anyway, I've got the MRI tomorrow night which should shed some light on the gray area around my groin. The other stupid shit seems to come and go and I'll deal with those annoyances accordingly. My midsection is the main concern right now. I'm sick of rolling up in a ball to get in and out of bed, writhing in pain when someone tries to make me laugh, putting ice that close to my (ahem) and running around with a persistent ache in my midsection.

I'm not sure what's left of my fall season but I'm gonna do what I can with it for as long as I'm able to. In the meantime, let's hope nothing else shits out on me.

Quote of the Day

"You know, when Rolling Stone called I said I'd do it. It's a great opportunity, you know, and then I get to the shoot and they want me to do the cover photo topless, and you know, that's not something I normally do but the agent I was with at the time said this is how everyone gets into the business - you gotta do Rolling Stone with no shirt on, so I did it."

- Mike Smith, Central Mass. native and Olympic Trials marathon qualifier, "telling it all" from Flagstaff. Hilarious.


Kerry said...

Sounds like it's time for you get back into your lycra and funny shoes. A few days of riding should cure you of these ills.

Be sure to read my upcoming book, "How to train for a marathon on 30miles per week or less"

K.Gwyth said...

compensating = many many aches and pains

Greg said...

I hear ya, man. Hopefully the MRI provides some answers, but it didn't in my case. Just be prepared for that possibility. May as well keep running while you can, right?

Just pray you don't get a cold and have the need to cough while running - holy crap!

Also, while icing... watch out for "shrinkage".