Sunday, February 12, 2012

Aches and Pains

Six weeks into the new year and I've already banged out 10% of 2012 in 2012.  As of this afternoon's run, I've pounded 215.5 miles of pavement.  And it hasn't been easy.

Two weeks ago I went to have dinner with Amber at TGI Friday's.  While I was getting out of the car, I felt something in my back twinge.  BOING!  That little injury put me on the disabled list for six days.  Had I been in college and actively competing, I probably would have just run through the inflamed sacroilia.  But I'm 33 and the BMI charts say I'm obese.  It took it easy until the soreness went away.

Then when I started running against last week I developed a huge blister on my left foot and a soreness in one of the tendons on my right foot.  And then I hurt another part of my back.  Ouch my serratus posterior!

The running is paying off, though.  I'm inching ever closer to being under 200.  Today I weighed 206.5.  Imagine if I tried diet and exercise!

The 5K on Guam creeps ever closer, too.  March 10 is 27 days away.  Tagaman is 48.

But to be honest, what I'm really thinking about is the candlelight vigil on Saipan.  And getting my wife's greencard.  Our application has been received and USCIS cashed our application fee, so it's only a matter of time before we have our interview.

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