Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Guess who's back!

Here's Blogging!
It's been a busy time round these parts. Lots of baseball, karate, and parties lately. We might have a 7yr old all-star, so baseball might be front and center until the end of July! We'll know if he made it Wednesday. For 7yr old all-stars, you have 2 practices a week, and games Sat & Sun, every weekend thru July! That'll keep ya jumpin! Couple that with the Saturday trips to Wildwood with the summer rental season, and it's going to be a busy time.

OK, as far as the running goes, I have managed to run about 4 times a week.
I got away from the Sunday long runs, with all the local 5k's I had been doing in place of them. I did get out the past 2 Sunday's and do runs of 13.6 & 9.5 . Both were tough runs, with the temps creeping up around here, and the fact I haven't run that long in over a month. Not great confidence boosters, but I was glad I did them. FYI... wait an hour or so after dinner to run 9.5 miles, not a few minutes!

I did get out with the TrailRuns group the past 3 Saturday's. We did a hard ladder repeats on the hills in Clayton Park the 1st week, and muddy trails in Mercer & Clayton the last 2 weeks.

My weekday runs have only been between 4-6 miles in length. That is partially by design. I want to stay fresh and injury free, leading up to my marathon training at the end of July.

We have the annual Run For Dad 5k this Sunday, which I am looking forward to. It's a great time, because it gets my boys involved in running. For $10.00ea, they get a Run for Dad tee, a bib#, and a finisher's ribbon. They absolutely love it,and they look like us crazy runners. They have been training on the front lawn for the last week or so. They set up a "track" and race each other. It's fun to watch them race,and of course sometimes they get the wife & I out there to race them. One thing I can promise is that I will warm-up a bit before the race, and make sure my shoe laces are double knotted, so I don't have to run the last 1+ with a flat tire like last year.

While I haven't had as much time to post lately, I can promise you I am not going anywhere. We have had a few great bloggers retire recently, but I enjoy blogging, and I feel it helps me with my running. It keeps me honest in my training.

I'll try and get out and run Wednesday & Thursday, weather permitting. Sounds like more rain for our area is on the way. Saturday, I believe the trail group will run in Mercer County Park, since a lot of us are doing the 5k there on Sunday.


We do have a 7yr old all-star, so 6 more weeks of BASEBALL !!


Michelle said...

Hey bro, I am glad your blogging and running and having a fun summer! The 5K run on father's day sounds like it will be a blast! Have fun and RUN ON!!!

Vava said...

Nice! Hope the little guy makes the team! My 7 year-old is on what they call "Selects", which is like all-starts I suppose, with try outs and everything. I'm the bench coach, and the commitment is pretty intense too, right through to the end of August. Good luck!

And nice running too!

joyRuN said...

Whoot! Congrats on your little all-star :) Enjoy the 6 more weeks of baseball.

sneakersister said...

Glad you're getting back to posting. I've missed reading about your awesome training.

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Congrats on the lil All-Star!

Is he a pitcher? Because the Phillies could sure use a closer, with Lidge out.

0ne run in the 9th and FIVE in the 10th? To TORONTO?

Geez! Put Flyers26 Junior in there!

Denise said...

That race this wknd sounds so fun. Enjoy your special day!!

Ted said...

Sounds like a good plan. Congrats on the lil all stars. Glad you are continuing blogging. I still believe it is a great source of motivation.

Mark said...

Hey good morning I just found your blog while researching about posterior tibial tendonitis, which I was just diagnosed with. I am actually in a hard cast for four weeks. I am really struggling with not being able to run. Do you have a time frame for your recovery and do you fell that you are 100% ?A lot of negative people and articles are telling me I may never run again. I understand everybody recovers differently,but I hope to be running races again in the fall. Any input would be appreciated.

Progman2000 said...

yeah, I'm sure I'll end up doing Philly.

7 yr old all stars. Oh man am I glad I dodged that bullet. This was my son's first year so now way he had the talent to make AS.

FLYERS26 said...

I got it from my marathon training, and it sounds like you have it a lot worse. It felt like a burning around the ankle, and I was told no running for 6 weeks, and if I did, I might blow it out and never run again. I went for a 2nd opinion, and he had me do some toe raises, and said if you can do that, you won't rupture the tendon.
I got some good solid walking shoes, with orthodics, and "kinda" took off the 6 weeks, and have been fine since. When I do start to feel that burning feeling, I take an extra day off.
Not running is a killer, but you have to be smart about it.
Another blogger out here, JoyRun, has the same thing. Check out her blog.
Maybe get a 2nd opinion at some point, and rest.. Hopefully you'll be back running before you know it.

Sonia said...

We all get busy! Glad you're enjoying the summer and congrats on the little pro baseball player!! =)