Monthly Archives: June 2010

What a Month

This has been a rough month.  I really, really want to run.  Biking and swimming are great, but runners want to run.  The latest report from my doctor is that I tested negative for Lyme disease (which doesn’t mean it isn’t still inside of me), but my knee is still swollen slightly.  She drained fluid off of my knee and it looked normal for awhile.  The last few times I’ve tried running it has swelled up.  Ugh.

Here is my mileage for the month:

Running – 4.7 miles (over 3 runs)

Biking – 257 miles (as of last night)

Swimming – 1.6 miles

Aqua Jogging – 3 sessions

Here is a look at the goals I set at the beginning of the year.

Run Around All Named Bodies of Water in Minneapolis

Ugh.

Read the Entire Bible in a Year

Staying on track to complete it in a year.  Half -way!

Read a Book a Month

I finished an amazing retelling of the battle for the first 4-minute mile.  The Perfect Mile chronicles the journeys of Landy, Santee, and of course Bannister as they try to be the first one to crack the 4 minute barrier.  It also includes some bonus coverage of the lead up to the “Mile of the Century”.

Blog Regularly

Well as you’ve noticed this hasn’t been going too well.  It has been hard to think or write much about running when I can’t run.  It has helped to read The Perfect Mile and relish in the delight of being an athlete and the reminder of my college days.

Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis has stayed at the number one spot, however this month Minnesota Marathons has moved into a close second. (too bad I won’t be able to run one)

This week’s ONE POST is a tie.  Relieving IT Band Pain and a story from 2008 about sportsmanship at the high school level.

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Lake Minnetonka via Bike

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This morning I rode the 17 miles to the Deephaven part of Lake Minnetonka before heading to Medicine Lake and home for a total of 44.5 miles for the day. It was fun to explore some fairly new parts of the metro area!