The Inevitable Interim Post
The blog thing fascinates me. But Iâ€™ve never been one to care much about runningâ€™s day-to-day trivialities. Iâ€™ve never been tempted to write a mundane diary for you.
I could offer the predictable training report, listing the miles I ran today (ten) and where I ran those miles (trails). I could tell you how many miles Iâ€™ve run so far this week (twenty-eight). But I wonâ€™t bore you with that. Thatâ€™s worse than a recap of trail conditions (mostly dry with some mud â€“ and wow, the gross puddle in the marsh remains massive). Of course, I might offer an excuse for low mileage like, â€œIâ€™m tapering for Bostonâ€ but you wouldn’t likely find that compelling. Who knows? Maybe youâ€™d suspect me of sandbagging.
Iâ€™ll refrain from calmly reporting that the blister on my left big toe is healing nicely. Iâ€™ll say nothing of the twinge I felt in my IT Band today. Neither will I share my concern that my Gore-Tex Inov8 Roclite 318 GTX shoes have only a few more miles left on them. And you certainly wouldnâ€™t care that I need new socks. At Zero To Boston, youâ€™ll never read a word about gastro-intestinal distress or chaffing. No, you deserve better.
This space is reserved for weightier subjects; for real drama.
April 11th, 2008 at 6:54 am
I’m starting to think about thinking about considering running.
somehow a trial issue of runner’s world ended up in my mailbox this week and I actually opened it. Even more, I tore out the beginner’s running schedule.
April 11th, 2008 at 7:06 am
I’m sorry, you haven’t been running consistently this past year?
I’m starting to think about thinking about considering laying on a guilt trip.
April 11th, 2008 at 8:19 am
I love the word Iliotibial. This first person I ever heard talk about it was our endurance-athlete pastor Jerry Daley.
Hope you are not developing the dreaded IBS.
Also, it is important that you NEVER confuse the iliotibial band with the Starland Vocal Band.
April 11th, 2008 at 8:51 am
Nice to see that you’re keeping your standards high.
April 11th, 2008 at 1:05 pm
Well, since you’re staying away from the mundane diary thing, you may or may not want to participate in the blog-tag game I just tagged you with. It depends on how mundane your life is I guess. On the other hand, it’s potential material for another interim post.
Anyway, check out the rules on my blog if you’re interested in playing. It’s only six words!