Friday, December 23, 2011

My 2012 Race Wish List - so far

I've come down with a terrible case of the F-its at work today so....

Here's my wish list for races in 2012.  As you can see, I'm looking to get into the Ultra scene this year.  My family thinks I'm nuts but I'm really hoping my wife will be supportive as long as I don't try to go on a 6-8hr run every weekend.  That would be way too much to ask with a 6yr old and 2yr old running rampant around the house.  I'm sure I'll have to pare this down a bit.  Hopefully I can add some other local 5K/10K stuff that we can run as a family.

3/18 TARC Spring Thaw 6 Hour – Harold R. Rafton Reservation, Andover, MA 
This would be my first Ultra attempt.

3/31 32nd Annual Boston Tune-Up 15K - 9.3 miles, Upton, MA
This is the first race I ever did and it has a special place in my heart.  And it's 4min from my house. I may volunteer for this one instead of running as this is my local club.

4/15 Boston Marathon – Not running it but volunteering at a water station.

4/28 TARC Spring Classic – Weston, MA (Registration opens 1/1 here )
I doubt I'll make this one but it might be cool.

5/12 Wapack and Back – Ashburnham, MA (Registration opens in Q112 here )
I missed this last year and it should be fun.  22mi over a bunch of peaks!

May 26-27th, 2012 Pineland Farms 50k New Gloucester, ME
This is #1 on my wish list.  I've heard from tons of people that this is a hell of a party!  I can't pass up a chance to meet some of my facebook friends at this one.

Somewhere in here will also be a Road Half marathon, I think.  My friend Amy will hopefully be healthy enough to try her first and I want to be there for the fun!

Cheers and Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Injury update: First post with Blogsy

Back on December 4th, I did a monster faceplate during a lunch run.  The cause was toe meets railroad track.  In this case, I'm lucky I was wearing shoes as my Vivobarefoot Evo's absorbed the impact of the toe on steel.  My elbow and ribs did not fare so well.  The result was a fracture of the radial tip.  That's one of the bones in your forearm and the part I broke was near the elbow. Basically the left bone in the left most image below.  

The doctor told me to take it easy on it and work on getting my range of motion back.  He did not splint it or even recommend immobilizing it.  Unfortunate, he also said no running. 
Fast forward 2 weeks.

This is my X-ray from today.  The radial tip has not moved any further and I have essentially full range of motion. This mean I will not need surgery. Its not healed so I'm still not allow to do anything stupid or lift anything heavy. Try to explain that to my 2 year old daughter. I can start running again on 26 Dec and pretty much will be unrestricted in time for the Super Bowl. Yeah!
This post isn't really about anything in particular but I needed fodder to try out Blogsy for the iPad. It's not all that bad and without a doubt the best blogging app I've tried on the iPad. Thanks to and all my other super blogger friends for the recommendations.