Sunday, February 24, 2013

Getting Old Sucks

I woke up excessively sore after my little Friday adventure so another longish run was *not* going to take place. Instead, I decided a brisk couple mile walk to stretch and recover would be in the cards. Well, as normally happens brisk walk becomes slow jog becomes light run. Then as I was coming down a hill…  *twinge*!

So today I’m sporting a tender hammy. This is a real shame because the weather outside is absolutely fabulous! It’s in the mid sixties with a stiff offshore wind blowing – which means our humidity is probably down in the single digits…


But, if there’s one thing I’ve learned in the past few years (remember – I didn’t start running until I was 50), sometimes it better to slow down a little in the search for self preservation. So, I’m taking today off and will test things out tomorrow on a short jog to see how things are progressing. See! You *can* teach an old dog new tricks.

For Saturday:

  • Calories budgeted: 1530
  • Calories consumed: 2058
  • Exercise adjustment: 2 miles, 293 calories
  • Too few/(too many): (235)


  1. Bummer about the hams! I tend to re-injure myself because i am a meathead and don't listen to reason when I should. My mind is 20 years younger than my body! Like yourself, I started this endurance stuff late in life... mid-50's. But I am glad I did before letting things get out of control.

    Yes, 50 may be the new 30, but slow is still slow! Haha! I AM SO SLOW!

  2. Hope you feel better real soon. I agree, getting old sucks! 10 - 15 years ago I achieved so much more so much quicker. Now I train for weeks with very slow progress. But at least I am fit and healthy and can still train.

  3. Hope your leg heals up soon, and have fun in the weather man.