Day 5 – Setting the Groundwork – RunLog 5-15-14

Bond Brook
Bond Brook

I got a LOT done today! Unfortunately no running – again.

I probably will not until next Tuesday – more on that later.

As usual I did our first thing Bennie walk, almost a mile.

Then around 8:30 did my The Running injury Recovery Program stuff (mobilization, stretching and closed-chain exercises). I am still a little sore in my hamstring, but not nearly as much as I was.

Some of the closed chain exercises are tough and I can see the benefit of each one. However, I don’t have ankle weights so, I skip those ones.

After re-reading the chapters on fitness walking and gliding, I got to thinking about if I actually toe-off or not. When I went for my first walk this morning, I saw that I wasn’t, so I focused on going through a full foot stride cycle finishing with the toe-off, along with keeping my feet straight, instead duck walking, especially with my right foot.

Needless to say, I know now haven’t been doing toe-off when running either that and it is something I am going to work on, every walk and when I start running again, it will be a point of focus.

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Cleaning-Up This Ramshackle Runnah

Photo by David Colby-Young
Photo by David Colby-Young

It is time to clean-up this ramshackle runnah and get myself back to running consistently.

How in the hell are you going to do that Harold?

I keep writing and talking about how I am going to improve my running, change things that need to be corrected and yet I never do. It seems when I get near to being successful or close to my goals, then I suddenly change directions again, so I can’t meet them.

It is almost like I am scared of succeeding or doing well.

So I have a LOT of work to do, to get to where I want to be both physically and mentally with my running.

That Ramshackle House

When things get bad enough at that neighborhood ramshackle house, the town or county forces the owners to clean and and fix it up the property.

They might bitch and moan and say “hey I have the right to do whatever I want with my property”, but at the same time the powers that be, (in most locales) have the authority to make the owners clean-up their frigging yard.

Even though it might be a battle and take several interventions or what seems to the owners to be “official” meddling before the yard get to where it is acceptable or looking good. Continue reading “Cleaning-Up This Ramshackle Runnah”