July 7, 2008
strike while the iron is hot
Or, write while the joe-positive is feeling garrulous. I had more dental surgery today - hopefully the last round - and it really hurt, and I took one vicodin as soon as my tongue was working again. When, after an hour, I realized the vicodin hadn't touched the pain, I took another. I hate vicodin, but today it was necessary.
I haven't written in a while. Lately I'm spending a lot of time by myself, and when I have so much time to think and think and think about stuff, writing it down (even for others to read) seems superfluous. But this afternoon the vicodins made me feel a little more social, so here I am.
Running (always running): going ok. Well, more than ok, though sometimes it seems like less. Compared to my usual marathon training, the mileage is somewhat lower, the pace is somewhat faster, the workouts are a little more varied, and I don't always nail 'em. But mentally I seem a little more, hmmm, with it. I'm less afraid to struggle in public, which sometimes translates to being able to push when I need to; I attribute this completely to the weekly track workouts with the club. This past weekend I ran a 5k in 19:48 - not fantastic, but solidly back under 20, and I actually ran faster the 2nd mile, OMG! The best thing about my training right now is that I can see how much work I have ahead if I want a half-decent marathon in Akron. It's a lot, but I think it's doable.
More miscellany: my beloved girl dog had ACL-replacement surgery a couple weeks ago, and I get to do massage and ROM stretches as part of her rehab. My massage practice is sort of languishing because I am such a bad self-promoter. Both my bands are doing well, and I'm really starting to enjoy playing music again. And vicodin makes you woozy.
Posted by joe positive at July 7, 2008 4:59 PM
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Garrulous? No wonder you are consistently kicking my @rse in scrabble! :)
Glad to hear the training is going so well and that your dog is recovering. Hopefully your mouth will follow suit soon too.
What is your second band?
Posted by: mindi at July 9, 2008 9:58 PM