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Marathon Finish

Short-Term Running Goals:

  • 5/20 - beat the bridge 8k
  • 5/26 - magnuson series memorial day 5k
  • 6/16 - magnuson series seattle solstice 5k 
  • SUMMER - CNW all comers T&F series 
  • 7/4 - magnuson series summer spirit run 5k
  • 8/18 - magnuson series summer fitness day 10k
  • 9/30 - bellingham bay half marathon 
  • 10/13 - escalante canyons marathon
  • 11/25 - seattle half marathon 

Long-Term Running Goals:

qualify for the 2020 olympic marathon trials in ATL (sub-2:45

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one green lake loop, slow. (i started out as a barely-trot and moved up to a jog).

i stopped at the green lake outdoor exercise & acrobat gym and hung from the bar to try and decompress my spine. it didn't seem to do much, but maybe with regular visits it will be helpful.

problem area was fairly tight while running, but overall i felt okay. stopping at lights/crosswalks is the worst part -- the first few strides getting back into it are very hitched with pain that gradually subsides as i get into a fuller stride and straighten out my posture. 

some good news from this part of the usa -- smoked has cleared, sun is out, temperatures are fall-like, and our neighbors finished their jackhammer project.  

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Tom K on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 09:05:57 from

Jackhammer projects are never finished. There is always more concrete.

I have had back problems since a compression fracture in 1993. I wish I had a good quick cure all for you.

BTW, are you hanging from the bar by your hands, or upside down, like a vampire bat? Just curious.

From allie on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 09:44:41 from

lol, you're right. they aren't finished.

i've been hanging by my hands, with my feet just barely resting on the ground so my muscles are mostly relaxed.

would you recommend vampire bat method? that alone will take be back to my youth and make me feel less depressed that i have the back problems of a 65 year old man

From Tom K on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 10:02:52 from

I realize that was a strange question. But the thinking behind it is this. My injury was to my lower back. Hanging from my hands does nothing for that area. Sometimes I see late night infomercials about inversion therapy, and think "that's it! That will do it!" So I am put in the spot of deciding between investing in an unproven thing (I do not know anyone who has tried this item), or, going to my local monkey bars, and attempting to get into this position, that I may not be able to get out of at my age. It's been a good 35 years since I've hung upside down.


(But if you do, just let me know if it works!)

From allie on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 10:17:35 from

haha. i didn't find it strange at all (i don't really find anything strange except for motorists with tinted windows driving really slowly through quaint neighborhoods). it's helpful, and seems to agree with a lot of other stuff i've read that inversion tables are the way to go for decrompression.

i put all the details on here specifically to see if i could find some ideas/answers/secrets from people who have been there before or who might know what's going on.

the real next step will be seeing an actual medical professional, but if it's not that bad and doesn't get worse, i might as well see if there are any good solutions from my tiny blog network first. :)

From allie on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 10:19:51 from

oh, and i'm totally going to hang by my knees. challenge accepted. i'm a limber, chilled out, agile 31 year old who can still hang from bars by her knees and WHO DOESN'T EVEN GET MOTION SICKNESS WATCHING SHAKY-CAM YOUTUBE VIDEOS

From Tom K on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 11:39:02 from

Being able to handle shaky-cam YouTube videos is a resume-builder! GoPro? More like GoYack!, AMIRITE?

(Again, and I can't stress this enough, please do not get hurt re-living your recent youth, while hanging upside down. I just could not handle the guilt.)

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