Everything But…


So I had some bad news after completing last weeks race. It turns out I ran the race on a broken heel and further aggravated my injury causing a calcaneus fracture. It sucks and now I have to train for my 100 mile Xterra race that is in a month by doing everything except running. So I have turned to my long time fitness mentor, prior Navy SEAL Lt. Stew Smith for advice on not being an idiot. And what do you think a SEAL would suggest? Of course….swimming.

This past week I have done everything except running to include spinning, biking, swimming, cross training, heavy low set weights and hypoxic walking (walking while holding your breath and controlling heart beats). I will tell you, all this fails in comparison to running. Perhaps I am bias, but there is nothing that will torture, challenge and push one’s mind to the brink like long distance running. And maybe that’s because I am not a talented runner and a bit weak-minded but to me, it’s on the running trail that I know who I am.

So if you see a guy walking around in a “Japanese Jumpboot” holding his breath or in the pool practicing 50 meter underwater drills, it might be me. Wave but keep your distance. I have a tendency to throw up while doing hypoxic training.

See? Weak minded.

7 thoughts on “Everything But…

  1. I like how you describe what running means to you, it’s very profound πŸ™‚

    But that’s also to say that I’m VERY sorry you can’t do it right now 😦 …I hope your heel “heals” soon!! (bad pun, couldn’t help myself… πŸ˜‰ )

    xo

    • HOLY SHIT! YODA! I knew you read my stuff! I just knew it! Thanks man…er…what are you Yoda? Are there more of you? Is there a planet full of less special Yodas? Hmmm….

  2. I am always blown away when people tell me stories like “Yeah, I ran another six or seven miles and then found out that I had a broken leg a couple of days later.”

    Keep on keeping on.

    • It’s usually preceded by a head injury but in this case………………………………………………………………………………….

      It’s usually preceded by a head injury but in this case…………………………………………………………………………………..

      It’s usually preceded by a head injury but in this case….

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