Sunday, January 31, 2016

Weekly Log: 1.25.16 - 1.31.16

Here we come at last to the last week of January.  A less than stellar start to the year with a total of 16 miles accumulated thus far.  I'm finally going to the doctor for my janky shin/ankle this week so we'll see if anything comes of it.

Monday - 0 miles

So 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 miles

New 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 miles

New 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 miles

Ab 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 miles

Lunch 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 miles

Another 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 miles

New 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!

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