Monday, May 17, 2010

Born to Run (ha!)

I just read 'Born to Run' over the weekend. I know, everyone else read it last year. I’m a little behind the times. I loved the analysis of how people have come to the conclusion that the human body was born to run, or maybe evolved to run. I got so jazzed about running I kept thinking, yeah, I can do an ultra, I can do more marathons! I can! I can! I can! Then Sunday morning I took Daisy to the trails for a hike. Not a run. A hike. Ok, I’ll call it what it was. A walk. A simple walk. That sounds so sad for someone who wants to run. Going up the hills nagged my hamstring, and my hip got irritable, and I got so pissed off at my body not healing. I’ve been consulting with my own personal online PT and she gives me tons of ideas, questions to ask, things to look into. I want to try it all! I’m so impatient for a fix.

So, in the meantime, I ride my bike a little. I go to the pool once a week and kick. Yep, just kick. I’m taking a page from Natalie Coughlin’s play book, where she kicked for almost a year exclusively when her shoulder healed, and she made herself into the best underwater swimmer, she kills everyone off the walls. I’m going to try to improve my walls so I can kill it (the walls, that is) next time I swim a masters meet. Which at this time, may be never! (Stupid shoulder)

So, in my other copious amounts of spare time, I have tried to expand my cooking repertoire. Starting May 28, I’m going to get a weekly delivery of fresh local produce from my local CSA. So excited about that. New veggies will become a part of my weekly menu. So I thought I better start looking for recipes and trying a few new things in the meantime. The website, is awesome, lots of good veggie recipes, and easy ones too! Last night I fixed brussel sprouts. I hated bp’s when I was a kid. When mom made them, I’d have to hold my nose shut and force one down. They were the worst thing I could ever wish to show up on the dinner table. But I thought 20 years is enough time I should give them a try. And I found a simple recipe on that, and I liked them! Holy guacamole! I was shocked. Now I’m all inspired to try more veggies. Can’t wait for my CSA produce to show up!!!


Melissa said...

Thanks for the link to the cooking website. I love to cook different healthy things. Hope your darn shoulder heals soon.

Jennifer Harrison said...

Ugh that shoulder!! Tracy Lorenz was talking to me about it the other day - she STILL feels so awful about it...she called me on the way home from KY (1/2 IM) and said, "where was Cheryl?" !!!

Love the title of your blog! You do love to run! :) Hope you are re-charging nicely.

GoBigGreen said...

Ok i tried to comment on my phone and it got messed up so try #2: Phew. Ok hang in there I know how hard it is to just be treading water, but I send you good vibes daily and hope that the "answer" search is also allowing time for healing and cooking:)
I am sorry the shoulder is still sore too. Ugh.
Let me know if you find out more about Prolo in your area, happy to talk to you more about it of course.
Ruby says hi.