Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Weekly Log: 4.24.17 - 4.30.17

Monday - Seekonk, MA - 4.7 miles

My leg hasn't been feeling that bad and since my dessert frenzy seems to have finally abated I decided it was time to attempt a run.  I felt fat and slow but it was nice running in the warm weather.  A short bushwack over some uneven rocks caused some foot pain which was aggravating but it settled down and wasn't much of an issue otherwise.  The dull leg ache hasn't surfaced afterwards so hopefully I can ease back into things.

Tuesday - 0 miles

My boss recommended a local chiropractor since my neck/lower back pain has not abated.  I've never trusted those guys but several people I trust recommended them so I decided to give it a shot.  They just took x-rays today so I go back on Friday for the results.

Wednesday - 0 miles

Thursday - 0 miles

Friday - Smithfield, RI - 6.5 miles

I returned to Wolf Hill for a fun morning run.  Thunderclouds threatened but luckily they moved on before I got there.  I had some top 'o the foot pain in a few rocky sections but otherwise there were no leg ailments.  Always fun to run these hilly trails even if they made me feel out of shape.

I went back to the chiropractor who went over my x-rays.  Apparently my neck is too straight and too far forward and my lower back is also out of whack.  So that's why I'm often in pain.  He wants me to go three times a week but I don't think I'm going to swing that.  Maybe twice a week.  Anyway then he spent a few minutes going to work on me - that initial crack of my neck was very unnerving.  My neck didn't feel much better afterwards but my lower back was in a lot of pain.  So...not a great start?  I read that this is normal so hopefully the next session will be better.

Saturday - 0 miles

Sunday - Charlestown, RI - 9 miles

Not exactly a long run but as close as I'm going to get right now, I went over for a morning run in Burlingame.  Some nice stream action going on with all the recent rain.  I ran up to North Burlingame and then followed the new Backroad Ramble course to get a feel for it.  It will be a challenge.  Hopefully I'll be in shape to race it.  I was greeted with mosquitos by the time I got back to my car.  Cursed bug season is almost upon us.

As evening approached that fucking leg ache resurfaced which was disappointing.

Weekly Mileage: 20 miles

Well, three decent runs this week.  Not sure if I'm out of the woods with this foot/leg thing but I enjoyed getting out on the trails again.