Preparations are well underway for the "Last Annual Volunteer State Run" to be held in July. As you can probably imagine, I'll be doing this race "Lilley-style."
For those of you that are not familiar with the concepts surrounding "Lilley-style" running, you probably should read this blog entry last year that explains exactly what "Lilley-style" running is all about.
As I said, preparations are well underway. And the first step is to make positively sure I have all my excuses in place for the assault. I'm proud to say I am rising to the occasion with this race. I was a tad concerned that my "hip arthroscopy" excuse was getting a little thread-bare, so I've been working on enhancements.
This year, I added a 4th metatarsal dislocation and resulting ligament damage as an excuse. This was begun by doing what is called a "Ladder Dive." Sometimes these are done on blacktop or concrete, but my "dive" was done on a deck . . . much softer!!. This whole plan is actually quite brilliant!
The hospital ER missed the foot dislocation and sent me home to deal with the "afterglow" from the dive! I tried walking a few days before I went to another doctor who discovered the dislocation and later identified the ligament issues. Those walking attempts (limping actually) caused a very odd gait as you can imagine and as a result, the new leg motion irritated my hip joint!! See . . . I told you this was brilliant! My excuses are SET!! I hate to brag . . . but DAMN I'm good!
So I'm getting a chance to conserve a massive amount of energy by not even being able walk. Not sure how long but I plan to milk one this all I can!
But once I'm able to walk without crutches and without pain . . . it will be time to move on into the actual TRAINING portion of the "Lilley-style" plan.
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