Thursday, September 30, 2010

I Came To Bring the Pain

Well... I DON'T Suck, even though I have not gotten any running in since Sunday. The good news is that being lazy is not the excuse (THIS TIME) for not running. The bad news is that being injured is the excuse for not running. I don't know what is actually wrong with me, if you could even consider it an injury. I've had a dull pain in lower abdominal muscles that has been growing into a more intense, sharper pain.

So basically, it went from annoying to "O Crep... better get this checked out". The pain started on Saturday, then went away, then came back on Sunday, then went away on Monday, and has remained constant and worsening since Tuesday. It hurts with every breath I take, every move I make, every wind I break, every step I take.

I wonder if I caused it from training so "intensely" after all that time off? I hope it's not a hernia. I am tempted to REALLY dive into this as Dr. Ed and WebMD, wikipedia, and google the snot out of my symptons. However, I know what that will lead to... I will diagnose myself with every type of disease and cancer that ever existed with relation to the stomach and write myself off as a hopeless case, dead man.

The part of this that really P's me O is that I had pretty much one last shot to get my act together for this 10K. Now I have an out of shape body, less than two weeks to train, this abdominal nuisance, only one working light bulb for my entire apartment (sniff, sniff), my car's out of gas, it's raining out again...

... Two hours have passed since I had written the last line you just read. Two hours of tears... two hours of crying passionately... letting my tears join the rain drops outside... two hours... two hours... Well, I'm just joshin ya... I didn't cry. Despite what you may have heard about me still sucking my thumb at night,

I am not a baby. I am a man, and men don't cry (unless it impresses some sensative chick; in which case, I cry ALL the friggin time - that's how I got Claire).
Just kidding, but seriously I am hurting pretty bad. I won't fall into a depression or anything. I usually decide to put on the happy, happy, joy, joy hat everyday;

but it doesn't look good for the 10K. I have a doctor's appointment scheduled for next Thursday (I'm glad they could squeeze me in ASAP). I've decided (and the lazy part of me agrees) that it is a good idea to not go running until either this pain goes away or the doctor clears me. We shall see. I will keep you guys posted on the status of the situation. Thanks!

ps... Those pics I promised you in post about the 5K... not gonna happen. I'm sorry. I dragged my feet a little too long. I was able to salvage this guy...

That's me about to gulp down the water Papa LazyRunner threw to me after I crossed the finish line... Moment captured on film by Mama LazyRunner. Good Times... Cheers, mate!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


No one on the corner has swagger like us, swagger like us, swagger like us... No one on the corner has swagger like us, swagger like us, swagger like us...

Well, I guess this goes to show you all that there is a really good reason why this blog is called "A Lazy Runner's Blog". Well, lately, I suppose it's more like "A Lazy Blogger's Blog". The last post that I had was way back in the beginning of July... A whole summer has gone by since then. I apologize to all the people that supported me and followed my blog. I did not mean to abandon post just like that. It just kind of happened... I decided to take the week after my 5K off from running and blogging. Then, I decided to take another week off from running. Since I wasn't running or exercising, I had nothing to really update on the blog.

Therefore, that went on the back-burner, too. Then I went away on a camping trip, then I went to the hamptons, then I went to West Virginia, then I went to the Jersey Shore, then I went to Montauk, and a few other places along the way. My summer was basically awesome as far as work, experiences, and spending time with friends and family goes; but I really missed out on growing with my health... Going away for me = lots of unhealthy meals (aka. fast food on the road, burger joints, barbeques, filling up on bread at restaurants).

I think it's safe to say that I ate a bacon cheeseburger and fries every three (3) days this entire summer. YIKES! So, to sum it all up, my cholesterol is probably near that of an obese giraffe.

I knew that I still had a race to train for... my 10K on October 10th; but when I would think about that, October seemed forever away. Surely, I thought I would be able to get back into shape and back on the track (literally) by the time this race came around. Well, I'm not... and please don't call me Shirley.

I had been running here and there so that I would not lose EVERYTHING I had done so far. I've also lifted a couple of dumbbells every now and then; but this summer was definitely a fun, yet lazy, gluttonous, and slothful.

Despite me not updating you or anyone on blogspot about my progress (or lack there of), I still received comments, congratulating me on finishing my 5K and motivating me to do more... to keep going. It really meant a lot to me (as well as turned on the guilty switch). So, I am sorry for being M.I.A. for the summer. I hope that everyone's summer was as enjoyable but much healthier than mine!

I have been running pretty regularly lately. On Sunday, I did a 3.5 mile run with Claire (my lady, who is also doing the race with me). Yesterday was a rainy mess, today seems to be the same. So, I plan on hitting the road again tomorrow.

My goal is to update this bad boy once a week. If I screw up as far as exercising and stuff goes, I will just put together a post with the words "I SUCK" on it... and that will be all. Let's hope it does not get to that... again. Thanks again to all you guys for getting this lazy guy off his butt!