Sunday, April 12, 2015

The mountain was angry today my friends

Lord have mercy on my rough and rowdy ways.
- The Head and the Heart

So today I turned my ankle pretty hard running down the mountain. Miraculously I didn't fall, but it was excruciatingly painful and I had to sit down and wait fir the pain to subside before I hobbled my way down the mountain entertaining fantasies of someone carrying me down. So I had a long time to contemplate why I continue to have this problem. Admittedly the mountain is steep in places and there are tons of loose rocks and boulders along the trail so it is somewhat hazardous anyway. But I think there's an issue with my gait, as evidenced in this photo. This is several years ago during a sprint triathlon with my gym. See how my toes turn in? And the foot I'm landing on is clearly sideways and this is the one I always turn. I think it stems from being pigeon-toes as a child, which was likely the result of all of the beatings I took as a child. I think that's what happens when you spend so much time in fetal position. I'm not saying it's my parents' fault, but the facts do speak for themselves. Anyway, I think it might be time for me to give up running the trail as I'm convinced there is a serious injury in my future. I haven't admitted this to anyone but a couple months ago I turned this ankle just running down the street. So.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

2 improbable days of running

Mom said son I know it's in your blood but boy, please don't run.
- The Head and the Heart

This is a lovely tunnel I ran through this morning on my 3 mile route. I actually went running after the gluttony of the easter picnic - 2 miles in 22 min. And then I went at halftime on Monday, again only two. And last night I did a yoga class that kicked my arse. I was contemplating on my run this morning that my piriformass issue has gotten much better, I think from the combination of running less, yoga and taking it easy.

Saturday, April 4, 2015


This seems a bit of a foreboding omen for Easter. Yet this is what I came across in my run this morning. A perfectly blue egg cracked and leaking its life essence, providing food for ants. The circle of life I suppose. It was beautiful out today if a little warm and very pollen-y. My run was difficult, but this year has been difficult. I did 3 on Thurs and felt good though. And yoga Monday. Happy Easter all.