Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I’ve been trying to carefully watch my health as I’ve been running. As I close on two years of daily running, I find that I’m really sore and hurting this year. However I don’t think it’s because of running, and I’ve tried to pay attention to see.

Yesterday was a good example. I felt good in the morning, having not done anything but run for the last 5 days. Well, I had some chores, but not a lot. I ran on the treadmill since there was a mini-gale outside around the ranch. I felt great, and actually ran a little faster than I have in previous days. I felt great afterwards as well.

However this morning I woke up with a sore right ankle. Sore enough to have me limping a little as I walked to wake up Delaney. Even now, a few hours later, it’s still sore, though I’m not limping. My diagnosis: karate.

The twisting, and some movements last night were a bit much. I tried to take it easy on the right side, but there was one time I kicked hard with the left, and I twisted a bit on the right leg, tweaking my knee, and I’m guessing, my ankle.

I was hoping to take a few weeks of easy work, but I’ve struggling to do it after baseball. I think I’m still learning to slow down, and struggling with that.

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