Monday, September 22, 2014

One of us had a good run, the other drank delicious beer.

I'm now halfway through my "4 weeks off running to get the Cankle to STFU." The spot on my Cankle is feeling less cranky as a result.. Duh.

I mean it's like splitting hairs because asides from when the Cankle initially imploded May 1, I really haven't been experiencing anything more than a very mild discomfort, barely noticeably, if at all. It just escalates when I string a few days of running together which is no bueno. Could I still be running? Probably. But that goes against my goal for a long term solution to this chronic tendinosis issue. (As well as general right leg issues).

Yeah it's tough to be sitting out all my favorite races this summer/fall but I am seriously over starting almost from scratch each year after nursing various injuries for a few months at a time.

CB got to run around Tuesday before heading to the fido to go truck. He had been "wild" this past week. Not sure if it was because L was away for business, or if he wasn't exercising as much as he should but he needed to release some energy.

He was less "wild" for like a day before he started acting out again.

Posing with the Dog and Rooster. Mine and CB's zodiac animals respectively.

Wednesday we took a walk to the planetarium to see the new Chinese Zodiac statues that were installed that morning. (thanks Kim for the tip!)

We also enjoyed the sunset.

And finally he was tired.

Saturday morning I made another set of quiches. This time it was: bacon, onion, collard greens with Comte/Emmental cheese. These were super delicious. I think weekend quiche baking will be my new tradition. I love experimenting with different cheese and ingredients.

Saturday afternoon we went to the Goose Island #312BlockParty.

They were tapping different varietals of their Bourbon County Stout every 30 minutes which was amazing since these beers are so difficult to find.

We tried 6 varietals. My favorites (in order) were

Bramble Rye BCS
Proprietor's BCS
Coffee 2013 BCS
Violet Hour BCS
Coffee 2014 BCS
Buffalo Trace BCS

Despite the rain earlier in the day, it ended up being a gorgeous afternoon and evening.

The live bands were fab and we had a lot of fun. It was a nice way to close out the summer. {sad face}

To finish out the weekend we ordered some food off Grub Hub and watched a movie. Nice and chill. Just how we like it.

2 more weeks without running should go just as fast as the first. And yet I'm not overly excited to get back out there. I'm enjoying this new "balance" of life/workouts quite a bit without the OMG I MUST TRAIN FOR THIS NEXT RACE mentality.



  1. I love that photo of you and L in the frame! You guys are so fun :)

    I am happy you are enjoying life without the stress of OMG MUST TRAIN! :) You are doing the smart thing, healing, now :) It would be much worse if you ran when you were hurt. As you know :)

    You are welcome for the tip! I gotta check those things out!

  2. You guys are so adorable, you are always doing the most fun things. Good for you for taking care of yourself.

  3. Smart listening to your body!! Although I will admit, I was secretely looking for you on the trails this past Sunday. ;)

  4. Chinese zodiac statues near the planetarium, eh? Very cool! I'll have to head on down to check them out myself soon!

    So great to hear that you've been enjoying a working out/life balance. It's so refreshing for both the body and the soul.

    Love that first pic of CB romping happily in the grass! Where was that photo taken!?!?!?