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Jan202014

Kevin: Day 1952

Fast forward to about 1:10 in the video...

Day 1952. I woke up on Sunday with a sprained ankle. Or at least what felt like a sprained ankle. It's still bothering me. And I know what it is. If you've read the blog, you know what it is. Ahhhh, rich man's disease. The ole' gout. Usually it's my big toe that bothers me. But this time I could harldy put any pressure on my ankle. It was unreal. 

As I sit here, typing away and watching The Bachelor... I don't know where that was going. 

It's amazing how much one comment can change your thinking. You go throughout entire days where conversations come and go, in one ear and out the other. Then, every now and then, someone says something to you that sticks. At least that's how it works for me. About a week ago a buddy of mine was saying I should tone down my distances. This friend didn't have any scientific proof or real reasoning for his comment, but it lodged in the back of my head. My distances haven't decreased much. But overall, I probably took about 10 miles total this week (not including that marathon) off my average weekly mileage totals over the past few months. 

Moral of the above paragraph, think before you speak. You could really change someone's life, with a comment or two. Anyhow, I'm glad I'm writing about this. It's getting me fired up. My diet and routine in general fell off a bit last week. I just had a bad few days. It happens. I think the real dagger was at bowling on Thursday night. I bowl with a team of 5. There are only 4 spots per round, so the low bowler in each round has to sit out the next game. I picked up a spare in the last frame to put me 5 pins away from 3rd place. Then on the next bowl, I had a gutter ball. DEVASTATING. It could be worse though. At least I didn't have as much on the line as Del Ballard did in the above video. 

Tonight's run was gorgeous. I got in a quick 6 miles as the sun was setting, great temp out there. Tomorrow, I will be up bright and early. It's time to get the diet and routine back on track. 

6.2 miles down

8 dogs

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