Hi Everyone. It's been a difficult for many of our members in the last 12 months, notably Sally's tragic loss and here is hoping that the pain we felt over that event will subside with time. Gustav will never be forgotten!
On a personal note, my partner live together contentedly in Fredericton with wedding plans for the summer. It is hoped that there will be involvement from my running family when the time comes. More on that later.
In the mean time, my foot was operated on successfully on Dec. 15 and I had the stitches removed last week. It healed up fast but the swelling subsides even as the numbness continues on. I did my first cross training session yesterday at our gym here with 20 minutes of cycling on the stationary followed by a light jog (@7 mph) for 1 mile and an attaempt on the eliptical that ended 2 minutes in as my achilles rebelled strongly, but all told it was a decent return to being active. I have 10 pounds to shed before getting into any serious running again but hopefully by the end of January, I will be out on the road again.
In terms of hopes for the year, perhaps a fall half or marathon, either Toronto or new York. Looks like I need to re-qualify for NYC as they informed me yesterday that my last marathon - in the fall of 2009 - was outside the allowable limit of time, notwithstanding injuries.....oh well, the qualifying time is easy anyway. I will likely focus on 10K's this year here and in Maine and try & regain my fitness. Hopefully the foot issue will be a thing of the past.
I am hopeful that a 40 minute 10K is doable at the age of 60. I think it is. A 5K in 19:00 would be nice and a half in 1:30 with be icing on the cake- or sub 3:10 marathon. All the best everyone. Anyone else out there got any dreams?
.. . . 2010 will not go down as a great vintage, on so many levels .. . honestly miserable, happy to put it behind me . ...it seems like so many of us had a rough one. .. . I give you a thought from someone so much more eloquent than I .. .
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
Looking forward, I plan lots. I expect what I get:
Pittsfield snowshoe marathon
vermont 50 . ..
anything else that grabs my fancy.
2011 . .. be healthy, be happy .. .take care
All I can say thank God 2010 is over.. I rang in the new year at 215 lbs it's time this fat boy starts training harder and eating less.
Nothing planned for me hopefully with the cycling and weights I will be able to resolve the reoccurring back and hip pain every time I try to resume my running. But I have not given up and will try again closer to spring time.
All the best to all of you in your running and life plans for 2011.
I may not be posting alot but will be following you all in your 2011 races and cheering from the sidelines.
Hello Mercury - good to hear from you, fingers crossed that you are on the road to recovery.
Grommit - yep, its behind us, clean slate , thats quite the "robust" list you got there.
Roly - I'm on the same page as you, cross training for the next three weeks, keep up my walking, hopefully do some skating, maybe some snowshoeing.. keep up the stretching. If I can get it together, a handful of 5s and 10s again this year - hopefully with better results. Let me know if you are interested in "waddling" through a 5k together this spring..that would be neat.
Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you all good health, no running injuries, much prosperity, love and happiness ...
After being really sick for over a month and a half, I am looking forward to running and swimming again. I am sure it will help me to deal with my grief ... thanks everyone for chiming in recently with your support.
Hi everyone....Happy New Year. Took my first outdoor run today throughout the scenic streets of Fredericton in beautiful weather conditions-slightly above freezing and light flurries. The foot is rehabbing okay with a bit of discomfort from the scar tissue at the incision mark, otherwise everything is honky dory. I am sitting here on my couch with my foot on some PVC pipe to work out the scar tissue, rolling it back and forth and trying to figure out a running timetable for the upcoming year. There are 2 running groups I belong to here, the Capital City Road Runners (CCRR) and the 6:00 AM Runners, but I haven't met any of the first group yet, but know some of the 6 AMer's socially but would rather get back into some semblance of fitness before going out with either group. I am looking for a late spring marathon or half on the east coast so Washington and Providence are possibilities as is Vermont, but a half is more likely than a full, but some 10K's are a certainty, if there any hereabouts .I may have to travel to Maine from time to time. Be well everyone!
. . .. spring marathon eh? . . . care to try it on snowshoes? you wont be disappointed . . I promise .. . short drive to Vermont in March!! C'mon Merc don't be a sissy,
Hmmm. may be possible if I can purchase some running snowshoes.....looking for a pair as we speak....looking at some Dions actually! I'll be in touch Gro. happy New Year old boy and I have a special question to ask of you!