I don't know what's been going on lately, but I've been really busy at work. I guess that's really a good thing, though.
Last night I got out to do a run outside. The temperature was around 40 degrees, so it really wasn't too bad. I started out a bit cold, but as the run went on, I was just right (which is idea, I suppose). I wound up doing about 4.25 miles at a 9:30 pace. The knees/ITB felt reasonably OK, so I was pleased there. Probably sitting about 85% good. My calves felt like they lacked some power that they had a month ago, unfortunately. My two weeks of really light running must have made me lose a bit.
My foam rolling has been going well.. My left ITB can be rolled with no issues.. I still have a few tender spots on my right ITB, but it's a lot better than it was.
This weekend, I'm hoping to do an 8 or a 10. I was checking the calendar and thinking about the Pocono marathon this morning. The marathon is on 5/17, and I think there's still an outside shot that I can get there and do reasonably well (for me. I'm not going win the thing, after all). So, I'm going to do my 8 to 10 this weekend and see how it goes. Provided it's OK, and I keep my ITBs all limber, maybe I can make it. If not, I guess the plan goes up in the air..
I was really bummed when my knee started bothering me, because I was right on track to do Pocono, and be adequately prepared.
I guess, worst case, I just run for fitness for a while and see if I can do a fall marathon. We've got some stuff going on in the summer which will take a chunk right out of my training, I suspect, so I really wanted to do a spring one. Oh well. It was really nice having a goal and something to work toward.
So, let's see.. what else do I have? Oh yeah.. My wife was looking at my ShoeWallet the other day. She says to me (with that look) "Why do you have a piece of paper in here with your name and phone number and such on it?" I guess that really freaked her out. I tried to tell her that she'd much rather have me identified immediately after getting hit by a car, rather than waiting for hours or days with me being "John Doe", but that explanation didn't fly very well.
You guys carry ID, don't you? My running buddy got me a Road ID which I should wear more often, come to think of it.
Ah well. Mildly amusing, at least (to me). Keep on rockin', and have a great weekend.