Not this type of abduction.....
So, in order to run better, recover quicker and feel better while doing both - I need to work on strengthening each. The foam roller helps some, but I would like to feel better.
This post is going random...... pull the plug now, or go random w/ me.
A week or so ago I mentioned a (slight) possibility of a family New Zealand trip next Christmas. Guestimated a cost of up to $10k or so. Mentioned it to my wife and we did a little more research - that plug is now pulled as we came up w/ a more realistic figure of $15K, likely more if we do more stuff there.
I've been thinking recently about my kids and how proud I am of them, how fortunate my wife and I are to have them as healthy and (for the most part) happy wee things.
I like to brag on them - especially their achievements, yet I have posted maybe only 1 or 2 pictures of them on the blog. In fact I think #12 has made it on here twice, the girls have not. So, I might talk myself out of this yet - but my wife has made up some Christmas Picture frames for the grandparents and relatives and I get a leftover set for Christmas (I have been told to act surprised).
My wife is a Facebook addict - and has dozens of pics of the kids on there - so I can justify me posting pics here of the 3 amigos. Stay tuned and check out the blog the day or so after Christmas - it's family photo time. Like I said, I may talk myself out of it.
Speaking of braggin.... (Last) Sunday was #12's last indoor soccer game of the season and I found myself more into it than any other game. The 6 to 5 win was a hard fought game - he poured it all out there, putting more effort into it than I have ever seen (in Soccer anyway - running the Barr Trail Mtn Race last year was the most epic).
A running update on my running..... I have really wanted to get into a good routine recently. Sunday long run (12 to 15 miles) around the rolling hills at home. Mon and Tues some indoor bike and / or eliptical. Wednesday some hill work between 5 to 8 miles. Thursday rest. Friday a tempo run of 6 to 8 miles. Saturday 3 to 4 miles super easy w/ at least 1 of the girls. Aiming for 30 miles running for the week.
Been a struggle at times due to my right knee flaring up / swelling much more frequently. The schedule has been bumped a few times - still getting in 30 though. This week has not been good. Really frustrating as I can't pinpoint any one thing or things that cause it. Hopefully some strengthening of the areas mentioned several paragraphs above will help.
Finally - the below picture is not mine - but it is similar to what we woke up to this morning. One of the many reasons why we love living in Colorado.