That's right! Slowly but at least forward. Over the last couple of weeks I have been slowly implementing running back into my workout routine and even though I am only running on inside cushioned track, I am still Running and that make me happy!
The last couple of weeks I have been running with the new shoes and all seems to be going with there. So far this week I have actually run back-back to days, although short in time/distance, I was still able to complete them with great pleasure and no pain. OKAY, so maybe running around the inside track like 22 times (5.5 times around = 1 mile) is not painless but I am so happy to be running that I just tune it out and with that aspect I look at it that it is growing me mentally to complete loop races!
I have also started on the 84 day (12 weeks) Body for Life program which will just keep me tuned to working out and set me on a plan being as I was a little lost and not motivated to do anything b/c of my leg but now I am enjoying it and will take it day by day.. Today is day 2/84. I have done this program before and it always seems to a great success and accomplish goals for me and so that is why I decided to do it again.
Along with training I have been sauna training for my prep for crewing for Badwater in a few weeks. All has been going well and I am now up to 20+ mins of straight sauna time without my heart rate going sky high. This past weekend I also helped volunteer at Running with the Devil which offered a 50m, marathon, 1/2 marathon, and 10k. I was stationed at mile 3.1 and had the 12pm - 7pm shift which meant it was going to be hot, hey, CalicoRacing.com doesn't call it Running with the Devil for nothing!!!
It was about 96* out, some wind and all in all great training temps for Badwater and matter of fact a few of the runners that I talked with are actually on crews for Badwater and our local runner, Connie, is actually running Badwater. It was a great day.
Now on to the great cool thing.. This weekend, the man AKA as Formulaic went for round 2 at Ironman Coeur d'Alene and guess who won? This freakn' guy has been gunning at me since my first Cda race and since he took the RAGE time from me he decided he would nap the IM time from me too smashing my IM Cozumel time of 15:03 by more than 45 mins!! Now that 14:36 has been thrown down, along with a Silverman time of 15:58 he has pushed me into the corner, stepped on my shirt and opened up his arms as the RULER OF ALL THE WORLD!!! I am super happy for him, but not really.. that he had a great race.. damn it!! and that even though my swim time is still faster..yaaa me.. and I have the fast bike time at Rage.. yea me again.. all which mean absolutely nothing at the finish line, he has the lead.. fucker..!! and that makes me want to get back in the IM game while he takes a break. Problem is IM has gotten smart and raised there prices and I am just starting my own office so I will have to wait till the fall and see what is open and where I can kick his butt at.. IMFL.. hahaha.. flat and fast but that would be too easy in a sense.. we need hills, climbs and cold water.. I would love to go back to Cda or even CZ but they will most likely close out before I am ready. In the mean time, congrats Form, I guess....