After yet another week of PT, I started running last week. I ran for 3 straight days and 4 miles each. On Friday, I put the hammer down on a brick run and was able to bust out 6:30s. I was quite surprised that I still had the leg speed. Of course, I need that pace for 9 more miles to reach my original Half Ironman run split goal. I still have time so I might be able to get my endurance back up and get used to the knee pain.
My PT told me I have this hyper flexion or something with my joints. I guess its not normal for you to be able to bend your fingers back so they look like the letter "C". Who knew. She says it makes running easier because I don't have to use as many muscles hence one of the reasons I'm injured to begin with. All these little unused muscles in my hips, etc. are weak. I found out Elena also can bend her fingers back easily into a "C". It must be genetic.
Elena is excited to starting training again. We'll start to do some running and see about entering her into a summer race or two. She's 7 so if she wants we'll see how fast she can really go. There are a few kids races around but mostly just 5ks which is still too long for her age.
I finished her 1st grade musical video. This is the first production on the Macbook using iMovie. It turned out okay I just need to get better at holding the video camera.
Elena and I were watching TV this weekend and we kept seeing those weird Audi Q5 commercials. Anyway, she said she wanted to get that car when she grows up. Oh great my daughter has Audi tastes.
I told her she'd have to work hard so she could buy that car.
I got 2 more photo speeding tickets on the way to the PT office. It's so sad because the little photo thing is hidden and fixed. It just happened to be on this 3 lane street that is totally wide open. It's also at the bottom of this hill. Lame all the way around. Who knows how many more I'll end up getting because they took so long to get to my house that I had at least 4 appointments. $40 a pop is starting to add up. I really hate Maryland because I also have to deal with this car insurance thing. I registered my car last year but didn't transfer over my insurance from Oregon right away so now I have to prove that I had Oregon insurance. Fricking pain in the ass. I should've just been lazy and not registered with Maryland at all. So technically, I'm driving with a suspended tag because they give you only 15 days to respond but if you mail them the documents they need it takes 10 days to process them. Either way you're screwed.
I found out that I have to go to Europe after all. I thought I was going to be able to get out of the upcoming trip but no. I'm stuck going the week of the Half Ironman. F-ing great. I get to travel to Europe for 3 days, fly back on Thursday then fly to Florida on Friday. PERFECT!! I'm gonna do my best to sleep as much as possible and maybe even in meetings. ;) It's the taper time so I should be okay but it's just the lack of sleep that might be a problem. We'll see..
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