Monday - 0 milesSo the Nurse Practitioner didn't have much to say about the Jank McStank. She thought it was a tendon along the inner ankle but didn't think an X-ray would do much. I have an appointment with a specialist in a few weeks. I'll be easing into some runs and following them with an ice/drug regimen. Hopefully it won't get worse before the specialist.
Tuesday - East Providence, RI - 5.1 milesNew Plank PR: 2:05
Since the tendon thing hasn't gotten any better lo these many weeks, I didn't see much point in continuing to not run (as it was just making me miserable). So I brought my snowshoes and microspikes up to the office intent on getting some outdoor time at lunch. I didn't count on it being a balmy 50 degree day. There was spotty snow/slush on the Ten Mile River Bike path. The trails nearby had a couple inches of slushy snow - imminently runnable. I ended up forgoing any additional traction and sticking to snowy surfaces as much as I could. The tendon stung briefly at the beginning and then was a non-issue. It was great to be back out there, especially on such a beautiful day.
Wednesday - East Providence, RI - 4 milesNew Plank PR: 2:17
160 push-ups (standard/diamond/wide) 25/15/25/25/15/30/25
Ankle wasn't too bad today so I decided to risk another run, this time along the East Bay bike path. It was pretty achy right from the getgo and I was always aware of it. It became really sore later in the day as a result.
Thursday - 0 milesAb Ripper X (15 minutes)
Lunch Yoga (45 minutes)
Well my ankle really hurt after yesterday's run. Bah, so much for being over the hump. I went to lunch yoga instead and the ankle was fine but later in the night driving home from band practice it really ached.
Friday - 0 milesLunch Yoga (45 minutes)
Ankle's somewhat better today but no point in beating it up with another run so I did lunch yoga for the second day in a row. Really good session.
Saturday - 0 milesAnother weekend day of lethargy, which has become my habit. I played a lot of Minecraft, harvesting obsidian and exploring the Nether. If you don't know what I just wrote that's probably for the best. I do feel some shame when I spent a good portion of a beautiful day in front of the TV but it's an old pleasure I'm happy to revisit. Maybe it's time to resubscribe to World of Warcraft, gain 30 pounds and get a new gaming rig. I'll rejigger this into a gaming blog and Seth 2.0 will officially be dead. Stay tuned!
Sunday - Westerly, RI - 6.8 milesNew Plank PR: 2:32
Another gorgeous day out there (50 degrees) and the ankle jankyness was low so I knew I had to get out there. I had some shopping in Westerly so I decided to hit up the Champlin Glacier Preserve. Lots of people enjoying the trails today. The ankle was uncomfortable after a mile but it was manageable so I ignored it. They've cleared out a lot of the land - apparently to make a haven for small creatures. Should look nice once the vegetation grows in. Beautiful run in the woods and even with the ankle discomfort it was well worth it.
Weekly Mileage: 15.9 miles
Year to Date: 32.2 miles
So January 2016 comes to a close with my lowest monthly mileage since May 2011. Nowhere to go but up!