"For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it." ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

Thursday, December 9, 2010


So lately I have been seriously lacking motivation.  I have been taking a lot of time off and when I do get off my butt and do something I feel like I am just going through the motions.  My recent bought of Toxic Malaise may be spurred on by my constant nagging back pain.  The pain is not debilitating like it used to be but I would welcome an occasional flare up that takes me out of commission for a week at a time over the constant low level pain that is always there reminding me that something is not right.

My Chiropractor told me that my pelvis is out of alignment because my hamstrings are too tight.  I need to stretch to increase my flexibility so that my pelvis will get back where it belongs.

At Thanksgiving dinner I made a wager with my Sister-in-Law that I could lose 20lbs before she lost her final 7lbs.  I was doing ok until I got sidetracked.  Currently she has 4lbs to go and after initially dropping 4lbs I gained it back.  Since then I am back down a couple.  If I win she has to run the St Louis Rock-n-Roll Marathon if she wins I have to pay her entry fee.  The stakes are higher for her, either way she will be running her first marathon.

Tonight I went downstairs into the dungeon and put in one of my Insanity work out DVDs.  I was ok at first but about halfway through my back started to hurt more so I just did what I could and tried to modify the rest.  When the work out was over I skipped their stretching and did my own routine focusing on my hamstrings hopefully if I keep this up I will drop down to my racing weight, and fix my back problem at the same time.

So I have been slacking quite a bit but not for the sake of being lazy.  Hopefully I will be able to turn things around.  I have a great support system between the Red9Runners and the Metro Tri Club, not to mention my ROCK Racing team mates.

Now it is time to go eat a sensible dinner.
Wish Me Luck!


  1. I'm astounded by how inflexible I am now. I was never super limber, but I'm so tight now...I need to get back to yoga. Maybe you need to start!

    That toxic malaise, though...it may be going around!

  2. I have the same trouble with stretching, I gotta somehow raise the priority and make it an everyday thing before that toxic malaise catches up with me too.