Thursday, January 28, 2010

Injuries Suck - AKA Know Your Limits!

You may or may not know that I'm a huge fan of punk, thrash, metal and all heavy music but I am, and while I rarely go to see shows two weeks ago I went to see one of my all time favorite bands in a craphole of a bar downtown. The mighty Agnostic Front did not disappoint!(see the video below, I'm in it for two seconds flailing around!) However, I ended up with a sore back due to roughhousing and shenanigans which two weeks later is threatening my half marathon training schedule. I'm taking a week off of running to see if this will help my back heal faster, and in the  meantime I'm going crazy!

I'd originally intended to do the Davis Stampede 10k since this was my first 'distance' rate way back about a year ago. Prior to this all I did was 5ks, so it was a big eye opener and got me addicted to pushing the limits and setting new goals. Now I'm going to sit the race out, recuperate, and keep my eye on the next prizes  - The West Sacramento ShamRock'n Half and the San Francisco Marathon.
Two awesome races which also hold sentimental value for me for different reasons.
The first because it was my first race ever (back whent he ShamRock'n also included a 5k) and the SF marathon because it's my original hometown. Injuries suck, but I have to know my limits and must resolve to not push through them. I have to learn from my mistakes and if I have learned anything from running half marathons and my first 26.2, injuries must be treated with time and patience. I've also learned that the rest and recovery during training is just as important as the running portion.

Some more music content : Here's a screen cap of my running playlist for my mid week runs and below that is video footage from Agnostic Front in Sacramento.
Run hard, mosh within reason, or it might throw off your running goals!

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

#seenonmyrun twitter hashtag mention in SacBee !

Thanks to Sam McManis, the #seenonmyrun hashtag on twitter is getting major promotion!
While I love writing detailed posts on training, running, and random story anecdotes here and on dailymile, it's also fun to read #seenonmyrun type tweets from runners in other locales.
How cool is it to see what runners are seeing in Vancouver Canada?
I do have to credit fellow runner Michaela aka Biscuitrie for the  first usage of the tag, as we must give credit where credit is due.
So #runners, what did you see today?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sacramento - bake sale for Haiti

Sacramento Vegan Bake Sale for Haiti: 
Sat 1/16, 10AM -3PM, R5 Records 
Benefiting Red Cross: Haiti Relief and Development 

Show up and EAT!

For more information, and if you are on Facebook,

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Bumble Bar

Is it just me showing my age ?
When I saw this:

I immediately thought of this!

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

First longer run of 2010

6 slow mi in the Sacramento fog, saw 5k runners, homeless people and resolution runners. Holly and I took it slow but tried to get negative splits - my garmin's battery ran out so I'll get them later. First mile was rough - warmed up afterwards, this route we've been taking takes us from the Capitol to Discovery Park. Today we started a bit late since there was a 5k at the Capitol "the first 5k".

Here, me and Holly goof around after the race.

When we were done with our 10k we walked to the start of the race and cheered for fellow runners for a second while we walked back to our cars. It was fun to cheer people on and and to generate smiles out of participants, I tried to refrain from saying "You are almost there!" but may have slipped up and yelled it once. whoops!

Here's the leader of today's 5k

Injury update : My stubbed toe is still hurting, my blister on the right foot definitely needs to be bandaged up if I am to attempt more 6mi + runs. IT band is still holding up, I haven't been as diligent with rolling on the foam roller as I was before CIM, but I can definitely see that it has to be done. Still wearing my Pro-Tec band, it helps. First long run of 2k10 ! Hope you all have a great weekend, and a great year!

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Friday, January 1, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Yesterday at work i ran my last miles and today I did my first run of the new year! Running in the peoples republic of Davis is great. The greenbelt is beautiful, green like the name implies and peppered with water stations err faucets.

Today I Spotted a jackrabbit,a news station employee snacking, and bleary eyed rent a cops as I trotted from home to Ikea and back. Took it really slow, I stubbed my left toe so it's still achy and also have a knot in my right hamstring that no matter what I do won't ease up. I might have to find a massage person to help out! It felt good to run yesterday and today not just for the daily mile update, but just to think and reflect back on last year and how far I've come in running. I'm excited for this year and putting everything I've learned into action, so far I'm tentatively doing - The Shamrockn Half Marathon - The San Francisco Marathon - California International Marathon and maybe a 10k or two somewhere in there. I ran on some dirt this morning and it got me to thinking that I'd really like to do some sort of trail action, but there aren't many events here. I hope everyone had a great new year celebration last night, and if anyone and I mean ANYONE is serious about starting to run or has made it a resolution to run- let me know and I will help as much as I can even if it just means moral support :) Happy 2010!

Wearing this shirt always makes me feel more legit :)