December 4, 2004
sometimes people you don't know can be just great
first off, I am just floored by all the comments to my last post. That's just so nice. I can't get over it. Thanks very much. It's been a lousy week, but 100% better because of the encouragement.
I am definitely going to ask my doctor about bone density testing. If a medicine like fosamax would help me to hold up under a reasonable training load then so be it.
The pain in the foot is slowly, slowly getting better. I've been in the gym a lot this week, riding the bike a lot at first but getting back to the elliptical and the stairclimber. I'm amazed at how much my legs and lungs want to go go go, and the only thing holding me back is the foot pain (and the fear of some new injury). I didn't think xtraining was good for anything but maintaining. It would almost be better if xtraining provided no benefit - that way people wouldn't be able to run too hard/fast when they started back after an injury.
Today was a beautiful chilly day, the coolest so far this fall. We have this local 5/10K with awards 5-deep plus amazingly nice and useful prizes (sunglasses, watches, shoes, etc). This year's races were held today. Some very admirable people go to races they can't run just to cheer their friends on. But I am not so nice as all that, so I went to the gym and laughed at the president whenever I saw him on TV.
Posted by joe positive at December 4, 2004 6:06 PM