Redundancy and Acknowledgment 

[quick post]

My posts have been (somewhat) intentionally sparse as of late. I think there is a fine line between talking about injury and watching paint dry. Especially running injuries. We’ve all been there, and I don’t like horse abuse #beatingadeadhorse. 

So here’s a quick rundown of things:

  1. The knee is doing good. I have been doing yoga, icing, rolling, and plenty of hip and glute exercises. 
  2. I’m formulating a new training plan that will hopefully commence in the early part of February. 
  3. The running blogger community (I like to call us roggers) is seriously amazing. 

More on that. I can’t believe the support and amazing advice that I have received from the rogger community. Injury sucks, but it’s made better by the people around you. 

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success -Henry Ford

Bam! I just hit you with a quote. The end is my favorite part. Working together is success. This is a successful community!

One part of my #sub3 plan that I’ve been sticking to REAL well is my nutrition plan. I’ve become a vegetarian who eats meat when he wants to. What I mean is probably 75% of my meals have no meat now. I’m a recreational carnivore, and I’m crushing fruits and veggies right now!

 

Homemade castiron skillet pizza with whole grain crust, sweet potato base, and black bean and carmalized onion toppings
 
I don’t even know who Ronald McDonald is now… #burgerclown

I should have an updated training plan posted soon. I can’t wait to get back, and I’m pretty certain that I’m close. So thank you sooo much roggers, and as always let’s #sub3! 

11 thoughts on “Redundancy and Acknowledgment 

  1. That pizza looks great! I’ve been vegetarian for almost my entire life, but I have been eating vegan for most of my meals. I guess I’m a “recreational dairy eater”. Haha! Good luck as you head into your training for Colfax! I’m excited to have another blogger who is running the race too!

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    1. Me too! The pizza turned out great! I never thought I could be a vegetarian until I started (pseudo) trying it. Not bad! Thanks for the comment. Good luck with your training!

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    1. The pizza was great! If it weren’t for the Internet, I would never think to put sweet potato on a pizza. Good luck with your training. At times I feel my goal is over ambitious and crazy, but that’s how amazing happens!

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    1. It’s wonderful! Ever since my mom gave me my grandma’s old cast iron skillet (that was her grandma’s), I have cooked everything in it. It’s the closest thing I will ever have to a time machine (when I cook eggs in it, they taste JUST like my grandma’s). The crust turns out nice and crispy! Highly recommend it!

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  2. Hope the knee/IT Band finally starts behaving itself soon. Mine gave me fits before my marathon…but didn’t bother me at all during it. Funny how that works. Afterwards it would flare up if I crossed my legs for too long and over stretched it. Then I got sidelined for 5 weeks with posterior tibialis tendonitis (unrelated issue)…that was a fun. Good news is the IT Band issues are gone. Bottom line – injuries suck, and sometimes complaining about it really does make you feel better. And your real friends will tolerate it. For a little while. Or at least pretend!

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    1. Injuries do suck… They are so much harder than the training, and even (some) of the races themselves. The plus side is that I really have learned a lot from this injury. It’s taught me lessons I would only learn by being #sidelined, and it makes me really appreciate not being injured! Thanks for the advice! (I will now go complain to my wife some more bc she has to listen!)

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