This is a test of the Emergency Wonkcast System. If this had been an actual emergency the attention signal you just heard would have been followed by official information and B.o.B. screaming and crying like a four-year-old. This station serves the B.o.B.land and surrounding B.o.B. areas. This concludes this test of the Emergency Wonkcast System.
Ahem. So now that we are past all that I guess I should fill you folks in on what’s going on with the Old Wonky. In case anyone still doesn’t know about Old Wonky (you been under a rock?) it’s my weird ankle/foot injury. I previously went to a podiatrist and got some shots but he basically said I needed orthos to get right. I, of course, felt better and kept running sans getting the orthos. Those things are expensive, even with insurance.
Anywho, I have been running fine, for the most part. There has been a twinge here and there and I’ve been icing and anti-inflaming like a mo’ fo’. But alas, this past week I got a wee bit over zealous in my training. Bad B.o.B.!
No cause for major alarm at this point though because I made it through my 18 miler with out major pain or needing to walk. I feel an awareness of Old Wonky today and decided to ride the bike with my gals while they ran. I’m also planning to take tomorrow off.
At this point in time we are on a level 5 of 10. Level 5 means Old Wonky is there and I cannot piss him off. Thus, I’ll take it easy this week and no more crazy MLRs (medium long runs). I ran my MLR on Wednesday at a faster pace than I should have AND I ran it on a route with hills. Yes, I am a dumbass.
Other than Wonky watch it’s been a nice, relaxing weekend. Of course I am bummed that the Gators lost, but hey, can’t win ’em all. I respect the game that Alabama played and they were just a better team. For now.
I’m happy to report that my sister and her hubby ran the Epcot Food & Wine Half and did really well. I think it even inspired them to run the local half, which is totally awesome. I’m still waiting to hear about Coach EK and Speedy Jess as these two crazies ran their first ULTRA. And one other person I’m waiting on is my new running bud Kim. She ran the Wine Glass Marathon in NY. So many races this weekend!
If you ran one a race or just ran for fun, I hope it was great!
Glad that the OW isn't' causing too much trouble, you take care so you can be out there at the MCM!!!
Go away Wonky. Hope it gets better soon.
So you're still in for the MCM? Good, because we have to meet up then!
A friend of mine did his first 100 miler this weekend. Can you even believe running that long? He wanted to finish in 32 hours, but his knee started to hurt him at mile 70 (of course he was pain-free during training), and he got done in 37 hours instead. I can't even imagine doing anything like this, ever.
Hope that wonky stays away! Nice job on the 18'er!
And I just popped my half marathon cherry, so it was a good weekend all around 😀
I'm glad we're only at a 5 out of 10. I can handle that. I will say some prayers to the running gods in your honor this evening. Old Wonky – Stay Away!!!
Be careful girl! You've got a marathon to run! Good job being smart and safe – those are the peeps that make it to the start line 😉
Sorry about your gators – next week!
I hope ol' Wonky cuts you a break soon! You've been fighting him (please note the gender) for quite a while!
Take it easy – your training has been consistent for a long time. A few miles short here and there will probably do your ankle good.