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Saturday, February 20, 2010


Was at Canadian Tire tonight and noticed this sign. Just thought it was funny.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


It's icy out there. We've been enjoying some warm weather and rediscovering our roads and sidewalks again. But it's still icy out there. That, I discovered, is the best way to get yet another week off running.

My shin is beginning to feel like I could abuse it again, and I slip on the ice. I fall down. I go to the hospital. I get casted for a fracture. Four weeks is not too long, but my first real race ever is in five weeks.

I'm going out to run anyway. I figure the throbbing will go away soon. I'll give it a few more days and get back outside.

Obstacles. Gotta love them, I guess.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sports Tape

I've been nursing a shin splint in my right leg the last week and a half. I've never had one before and I must say that it's a nuisance. I want to run. I can't run. It's a real bummer, let me tell you.

Just to be good, I have been riding the bike at the gym, just to keep up with some kind of cardio. I am going to have to get back into the running slowly, so I need something else to keep me from falling too far behind the level I want to be.

It's my own fault this happened. I started to run too far, too fast, in a short space of time. Most mornings I am running on snowy, icy, uneven pavement. What should I expect? In reality, I don't run fast. I should say, so what? I've decided I am going to learn my lesson. Yes, I think I will learn my lesson.

Sean and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary last week. My hubby, my medic, was kind enough to spoil me with a box of band aids, a tensor bandage, and a box of sports tape. I know. I know. It's too romantic for life. It was the best gift ever!!!! Mind you, I didn't know what to say about the band aids.....like he is anticipating I will fall and scrape my knee.

But it's amazing how great sports tape is. I think it is my new best friend. I love my sports tape. I love how sporty I feel just saying I own AND use sports tape.