Friday, March 6, 2009

Bullets: Some running-related, some not

  • It's been almost a month since my last run. The knee is feeling fine, but if it is a stress fracture, I know it's gonna take longer than that to heal. 
  • I was hoping to do a 5k on Saturday as sort of a final race in my 20's. I'm turning 30 next week and therefore changing age divisions. But with this knee of mine, I had to back out.
  • Track season started last week. It's looking like we are going to have a good team. I'm kinda wondering where all these athletic kids came from. Big change from last year. Now, if they can only keep their grades up.
  • If you haven't seen my last post about the film Beyond the Epic Run, check it out and leave a question for Serge in the comments. Also, check out the movie website.
  • This weekend we are participating in an emergency preparedness activity where we don't use any electricity, and make use of the food and water we have stored as a way of seeing how well we could survive in case of an emergency. Should be fun.
  • We've got about one more month until our family grows by 1. Lani is doing well, but is getting a little uncomfortable and achey. We have been busy making preparations for the new arrival and stocking up on diapers. You should see our closet!
  • I'm a big Utah Jazz fan, am thoroughly enjoying their current 10-game winning streak and climb up the rankings. Go Jazz! They're coming to Phoenix in a couple weeks. Can you guess what I want for my birthday?
  • Taking so much time off from running has surprisingly not been too tough to handle. I miss it, and get a little jealous when I see people out running, but it hasn't been nearly as awful as I had expected. I still can't wait to start up again, but I'm definitely going to be careful about it.
  • I hope your running is going well. Sorry I haven't been much of commenter on your blogs, but life and work have been pretty busy lately. I'll try to catch up sometime. Good luck with your training and upcoming races!


Run For Life said...

It's nice to hear things are going well despite the knee. I hope Lani has a good 9th month and an uncomplicated delivery!

Shilingi-Moja said...

Great attitude on the non-running. My schedule got switched up this week by the snow and I had to run in the evenings. While I missed starting my day with a run, it was a nice change-of-pace to have the extra time in the morning. So, change is good sometimes.

Vava said...

Make that 11 in a row for the Jazz. Over my Raptors. No need to thank me...

Vava said...

Oh yeah, Happy Birthday!!!

A hope you heal up fast with that stress fracture. Do you think it had anything to do with your quest for the sub-5 minute mile? Bummmer.

Reid said...

Sorry #11 had to come at your expense, Vava. Go Jazz!

Thanks for the birthday wish. I dont' think the injury came as a result of the quest, but the mileage buildup following the quest. Too much too soon, I guess.

Xenia said...

Happy (early?) birthday! Welcome to the 30 club. It's not as scary as I first thought it would be.

Sorry to hear about you not running. Hope you heal up soon. And congrats on the impending addition to your fam! :)

Ted said...

Let me guess what you want for your birthday? Utah Jazz loss at Phoenix Suns game! Ohhhhh, that was so mean of me. Sorry, I meant the other way around.
Hope your knees feel better soon. You have a terrific attitude, dude!

bill carter said...

Hi Reid

You are such a trooper! We all get injuries and it totally stinks, but the human body has an amazing way of repairing itself and you will come back better than ever.

Congrats to both you and Lani on the impending arrival. I can't believe my son is now 6 and half and it is the greatest thing I have ever done in my life.

Best of luck.

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Let me know.

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