Last Saturday when Mel and I took the dogs out for their walk I knew I was going to have to take some time off of running. I irritated that injury again. So I figure I'm early enough into the schedule to take a complete week off from running to let it heal up. To replace the running I started cycling again on my trainer. Good to be back on the bike but the saddle sores are starting to catch up with me. I seriously can't win with these butt issues as of late...haha.
I figure I'll stay away from running until Saturday and then give it a go. I'll probably stay away from any speed work for another week just in case. I've been icing 2-3x daily as well going a regiment of core butt exercises to strengthen things down there. Good times.
I've tentatively signed up for the Back 9 Run which is free race put off by a buddy of mine Scott Brass and his QuickSilver Running/Tri Club. It is a 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50km distance race taking place Oct 8. I figure the 30km part will give me a good chance to try out some marathon pacing goals. In addition to this, and Vegas I am giving serious consideration to the Frozen Ass 50km in Feb 2012.
Outside of training, I am still busy with my garage reno which is kicking my ass. I dropped an 8x4 sheet of drywall the other night on my head while to hang it by myself to the ceiling. I was so pissed at myself for that one and ended up having to slice the sheets in half so they are better to manage. I'm too cheap to go rent the drywall lift at Home Depot.
I am hoping to get that project done by the end of September...up to the mudding and sanding at least. Paint will have to wait as I have to start the second level main path. Complete gut, minus the tub removal, it will involve new vanity, flooring, and paint. That should be fun...tiling is one of those rewarding projects you can admire on a daily basis.
And that is my life in a nutshell over the past week and a bit...hope everyone is doing well and keeping somewhat active as we head into the Fall and racing season ends for some of us. I know some of you hardcores out there have some iron distance stuff coming up in Florida in Oct and even the World Champs in Kona. All I have to say to that is keep up the hard work - you guys are an inspiration!