Monday - South Kingstown, RI - 6 milesA rainy Memorial Day and I postponed my run to later in the day. Always a bad idea as the day has a way of getting away from you. Better to get it done early. My wife and I spent midday shopping and went to Carrabba's for lunch. I packed it away including calamari, sausage & lentil soup, chicken parm sandwich, orzo and a chocolate dessert thing. Plus that goddamn bread and oil. A gluttonous delight and when it came time to run a few hours later I wasn't in great shape.
Nevertheless I went over to the DuVal trails and gutted it out. And "gut" is the appropriate word as my insides were sloshing around for the first few miles. I kept it slow and steady and eventually felt better. Then I could feel nasty bile creeping up my throat towards the end of the run. Gross. Aren't you glad I'm back to blogging.
So in the end I got a sluggish six miles of trails done to start the week. Hooray!
Tuesday - East Providence, RI - 2 milesWhen I went to the ortho doc a few weeks back he didn't think I had a stress fracture. He said to keep the mileage down and take days off. To that end I've stuck to my plan of not running two days in a row. So far, so good as that leg ache has been non existent. So it was an easy walk to the post office at lunch today.
Wednesday - Providence, RI - 6 milesFor the 2nd Wednesday in a row I went over to Jenckes Street on College Hill for some hill repeats. It's a touch climb but I did six and I ventured a little lower down Star Street on the 3rd and 6th ones to make it more grueling. A good workout.
Thursday - 0 milesGood session of lunch yoga. Three weeks in a row!
Friday - Smithfield, RI - 6.5 milesBack to Wolf Hill for a morning run. I tried to hit as many hills as I could including the pisser of a climb up the Mary Mowry trail. As I plan for a mountain adventure at the start of July, I'm going to continue to focus on hills so that I can hopefully complete the hike/run adventure without completely destroying myself.
I went for an MRI at midday for my neck. The neck/back pain hasn't been too bad lately but the arm/hand numbness is still going on. We'll find out the results next week.
Unfortunately I felt that dull leg ache later in the afternoon. It didn't seem to linger however so I'm hopeful that it was just a passing ache.
Saturday - 0 miles
Bailed on a Sunday run due to being very hungover. Bailed on a lot of things actually. After taking a long hard look at myself I've decided to quit drinking. I'm sick of feeling shitty and ready for a change. So that's that.
Sunday - 0 miles
Weekly Mileage: 20.5 miles
Year to Date: 556 miles
A mediocre week overall but the leg seems to be improving. I've got some trips planned over the next few months and good things to look forward to. Let's get going.