Tuesday, July 19, 2011

What a wuss!

Okay . . . I've been backing off for a few weeks.  Just a little rest brought on by some minor 'Boogie' issues . . . But I'm fine!  Just resting some.  But I'm blown away . . . I'm getting more folks coming to my blog each day then I get when I post something new!  What is up with this?

I'm beginning to think the more I don't do, the more folks will like it!

I just wish the same principle would work in my running.  Quite honestly I've found myself not looking forward to my runs.  Actually dreading them is a better description. Just lacking motivation.  Wanting to sleep on Sunday morning rather then go on my long run . . . even in the heat!.  So a break seemed like a good course of action.

So since Boogie, my longest run has been about 10 miles . . . and another about 8 miles.  Plus a few 3-6 milers during the week.  Basically lots of rest!

So I should be feeling all recovered and ready to go!  But that's not happening!  Actually every day is a new physical issue!  Crazy! 
  • All last week my wrist hurt (wrist I injured at the Medoc Re-Run in November that still isn't 100%).
  • Sunday I was going to do a 16-17 miler at Medoc . . . but I got dizzy after a mile, walked for four miles hoping it would go away.  And finally just quit.
  • Monday, my hip hurt.  Really hurt.  I was limping!  No injury, I did nothing!  It just started hurting!
  • Tuesday, still a little dizzy and the hip still hurts some . . . but way better.
So bottomline - I'm thinking I'm becoming a hypochondriac of major proportions!

There silly little 'nothings' just have to be in my head!

And we all know that runners are generally prone to hypochondriac-type mentality.  Heck, listening to everyone at the start of a race you would think most of them had to be driven to the starting line by an ambulance!  Everyone has been having 'issues' and their training has just hardly prepared them for the race.  Most question if they will even be able to finish!  But, of course, virtually everyone does finish . . . with great times too!

But this 'layoff' is arming me with a ton of new excuses for my poor performances!  Another week or two and I'll be all set!  Hinson Lake . . . why .. . I'll probably only get in 15 miles or so!


  1. You should be well rested for Hinson it looks like and all the little things should work themselves out by then. Enjoy!

  2. Hips are a pain the arse, aren't they!? ;-) If yours is a labral cartilege irritation (I had this), expect the randomness to continue for some time. Took my hip nearly 3 months to settle down after the Umstead marathon. But it did resolve on its own, even though I continued to run.

    I'm sure you will recover and do great at Hinson. Looking forward to the race report already!

  3. I guess a 10, 8 and a "few" 3-6 milers is sort of rest-like compared to your norm but I would hardly call it sedentary....lol Even in rest mode you run circles around most folks....

    Hope you're back to "normal" soon.

  4. Listen to your body- you know that, but I wanted to remind you.

  5. Frank, Your body and mind are trying to tell you that it needs a little down time. Don't fight it and that desire will be back very soon. It is ok!


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World's Slowest Runner . . . well, at least in contention for the honor. Just your average "below average" runner.