A Quiet Day and Another 3.0 Miles - 2-9-2020

This was a nice and quiet day. We do not get those all that often, so it was pretty nice.

I got to nap with Bean for 45 minutes this afternoon. Although I have been using the focus statement "What's Important - Now" and then I state what it is that I believe is important and visualize what I need to do for a bit. It seems to set me up to do things that need doing.

Today after I said that I told myself that I needed to rest, focus on healing the body and relax. It seemed to me within a couple of minutes I was gone (into lala land). Sometimes it seems we allow our thoughts to overtake everything and if we take the time to tell the brain what is important, it seems to go in the direction that I want more often than not. Well...it seems to be working lately for me.

I woke up refreshed and ready to go. I am working on sharpening my focus, so we will see if it is real or is it just another psych job.


0.30 - When the temp is -6*F Bennie is not into walking and I can't really blame him. We wandered about a bit, but didn't really go that far from the house.

1.5 - Walked with Bennie and Mary down to Blake. The road down-back was in pretty good shape and it had warmed up considerably since we walked earlier in the morning.

PF Treadmill 3.0/27:41/9:14

After yesterday's faster run (at least a little faster), I purposely kept the speed right at 6.5 mph for the entire run. The hamstring is still a factor, but at least I can run a little and not have it grumble too much. Just slow and easy run that is going to be my mainstays for around another month I have a feeling. Although I would like to have the discomfort level drop a little more before I attempt to go any further on the treadmill, outside I think that I can go a bit farther and still have it be mostly happy. 

We will see.

Nike Vomero 14 - The locker room gremlins stuck it to me this morning. I was sure that I put a pair of socks in my gym bag, but when I went to get them out, I couldn't find the darn things. I emptied out the bag, got up and looked on the bench, under the bench and they were nowhere to be found. 

Drat - I hate going sockless in running shoes - I always end up with a blister and I couldn't wear my wool socks, so sockless it was. Everything went great until about 2.5 miles on the treadmill, then the left inside of the heel of the left foot and under the arch on the right foot heated up. Yep, I was gonna have a couple of those wonderful blisters there, so of course I just kept going to 3.0 miles. 

It is just a blister, uncomfortable but not anything to worry about.

That little pod on the heel unit got me and not in a good way. After I got off the treadmill, I had to quickly visit the locker room and sitting there in the spot where I had changed were my socks. 

Dangnabit and yes, they were my socks. 

Like I said the locker room gremlins were playing tricks on me and hid them while I was changing and left them out in plain sight so I could go WTFO when I came back into the locker room. Yes, I put them on, but the damage had already been done, small blisters on both feet. At least now I know that the Vomero 14s need socks and won't make that mistake again anytime soon.

Before Running
Runner's warm-up
50 squats
4x10 balance work each leg
3 x 10 count balance work each leg
50 fast calf raises
3x10 step-up
2 x 20 step-overs

After Running
2 x 20 - 90 lb calf raises
3 x 10 - 90 lb leg presses
2 x 20 - 50 lb glute machine
3 x 10 - 50 lb quad machine
3 x 10 - 50 lb hamstring machine
Foam roll
2 x 20 Hip stretches

.9 - Bennie walk
1.0 - walk by myself

Daily Stoic Reflection


Many times things just are and there is not a whole lot we can do about it. The weather is a thing and will do what it does, do I have an opinion about the weather or am complaining about it. There is a difference. If something is a tool, I can like or dislike things, but do I have an opinion about it or is it more important that I know how to use it, its quality or if is the right tool for the job I am using it for.

What is an opinion? Is it something you believe in, after thinking about a matter of importance to you or is it something that you have been told is important and that you need to have these feelings about it? Sometimes I truly believe in the old saying from my Grandfather "opinions are like assholes, everyone has one, but are they worth a shit."

I guess that is as good an answer as most - are our opinions worth our time to get upset, wild haired and wound up over so many things that we really have no control over even if we do have an long-held opinion about what is going on?

Personally, I am learning that the answer is probably most of the time it is not. Life will go on, no matter what our or my opinions are and most likely our vociferous defense of our opinions will not change the opinions of those who hold different ones. It simply leads to stress, anger and broken friendships or so it seems in today's divided world.

Most of the time I just keep my opinions to myself and let other's opinion be their opinions, while I smile and just go with the flow to get through another day.


I gave up on Elderhood for now, it was a tough read for me and I own the eBook so I am letting the hardcover copy go back to the library. I am getting so that I prefer the ebook versions especially when it comes to works that are non fiction and I want to take notes on. 

I have been reading Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology and the tales while interesting, give a different depiction of the Norse Gods than the usual they are great and all powerful. It is a good change though and one that I think the old Norse would approve of. A bit of disparagement of the Gods is not a bad thing at times and even if they are omnipotent, they have good and bad days too. 

This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality.


joeh said…
6.5 on the treadmill...you're killing me. I'd get shot out the back of the damn thing!
Keep on moving take extra socks along!