If one has read the last few posts, you know that i’m out of commission right now. A quick update: my back has good and bad days. I do believe that I will begin running on February 1st. I’m visiting the chiropractor three times a week right now. He is pushing on my spine a couple of directions each time. Trying to gain a little separation between two of lumbar vertebrae that have decided to pinch some of my nerves.
Went to the LandRunner meeting on Monday. I renewed my membership for another year while I was there. Dr. Tom spoke and I do enjoy hearing him discuss running injuries. He talked about the threshold of running habits that increase the likelihood of an injury. Run no more than 4 to 5 times a week. Do not exceed 40 miles in a week. Stay away from jump aerobics.
The club also revealed that the group would be taking a trip to the Arbuckle to Ardmore marathon in late March. This would be ideal for me if i’m healthy enough to run a half marathon. I’m hoping for the best.
I’m especially excited tonight because I have had my first glimpse of the route for Freewheel this year. In case you do not know, Freewheel is a week long bike tour that goes across the state of Oklahoma. Riders ride around 60 miles a day and then camp out in a host town. In many towns, special events are coordinated around Freewheel. Anyway, the tour will start in Hugo and end in Joplin, Missouri. All I have to do now is come up with enough money.
Here’s the link in case you are interested.
Here’s the route.
- Day 0, 6/12 – 24 miles, Hugo to Red River and return
- Day 1, 6/13 – 55 miles, Hugo to Clayton
- Day 2, 6/14 – 70 miles, Clayton to Heavener
- Day 3, 6/15 – 71 miles, Heavener to Muldrow
- Day 4, 6/16 – 61 miles, Muldrow to Tahlequah
- Day 5, 6/17 – 50 miles, Tahlequah to Pryor
- Day 6, 6/18 – 67 miles, Pryor to Miami
- Day 7, 6/19 – 38 miles, Miami to Joplin, MO
As of right now, i’m going by myself but if any of my running buddies were interested…please let me know. This will be a brand new experience for me and i’m stoked about going.