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 Comments

  1. I like how you describe what running means to you, it’s very profound ๐Ÿ™‚

    But that’s also to say that I’m VERY sorry you can’t do it right now ๐Ÿ˜ฆ …I hope your heel “heals” soon!! (bad pun, couldn’t help myself… ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

    xo

    • I’ve been saying that for a few weeks now so it’s a great pun to me! You are always one to make me smile. That’s not broken.

      • Aww…be more cute why don’t ya??? ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Not only is it unbroken, you have a great smile.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Dear Will-

    Weak minded you are not., strong you are, run you will.

    Regards,

    Yoda.

    • 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….

  3. 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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