Torture Report: Eagle Up & Down & Slackers All Around

(G): Over the weekend, Swaggy J and I headed to Canal Fulton, Ohio for Eagle Up 24-hour running event. It was an up and down experience for us both. We got to the race camp site around 8:30 p.m. Friday and quickly set up our tent. Meanwhile, Swaggy mocked those with real tents that have…

Torture Report: Hanging on a Balloon & Hunting For Bliss

(G): It was a rough week here at the Barton Training Center of Ohio. I had some difficult conversations with my physical therapist and MAT therapist. One of them is reluctant to think I will run long distances before the year’s end and the other thinks it’s just around the corner. Isn’t it great when…

Torture Report: Can I Get A Ride…Again & It’s HOT!

(L): This was a full week of torture for me as I am actually taking this training seriously.  I know it’s shocking given my track record the last couple of years.  I walked, hiked, and ran everyday this week except yesterday.  I needed a day off. I have been feeling a little stiff when I…

Torture Report: Diligence & Have You Seen My Keys?

(G): I have been running for about three weeks and I have some great days where I am sure my foot is back to normal. And I have other days post-run that my foot remains sore for the rest of the day. Sometimes I walk around barefoot and feel great and other days that doesn’t…

Torture Report: Gimme Five & No Trespassing

(G): Today’s report  is brought to you by the number five. Since I was cleared to run two weeks ago, the maximum number of miles I am allowed to run at one time is five. But, as I may have mentioned previously, that would prove to be difficult for my out of shape body and cardiovascular…

Torture Report: Walking a Tightrope & 4 Saturdays

(G): Last Tuesday, after my wild rant with all of you I was cleared by my physical therapist to run. That clearance came, as you can imagine, with all sorts of restrictions, caveats and parameters but offered the chance to run all the same! This is what I have been working toward for weeks and…