Thursday, April 1, 2010

Quick Update and Shoutouts, Outline Form

Sunday's Run: Farmington Canal Linear Park trail: 38 freakin' chilly degrees. 4 miles; Splits: 9:13; 9:07; 9:03; 8:50; 36:13; 9:03 per mile pace.

Yesterday's Run: Road: 53 degrees. 4 miles; Splits: 9:13; 9:04; 9:05; 8:48; 36:10; 9:02 per mile pace.

Welcome new Followers/Stalkers Jennifer, Jameson, Sherri, and Psyche.

1) The official diagnosis of my left knee pain: Lateral Meniscus pain.
a. Meaning I've scheduled an appointment for P.T. next Tuesday
b. I scheduled it at the P.T. place I used to go, meaning no Nuno or Hot Chick
c. I'll explain why next week
d. Of course it now feels a lot better since I scheduled the appt.

2) I received the Chobani yogurt I won from Denise two weeks ago. It's been gone for a week. I miss it dearly.

3) I dedicated Sunday's run to Jill. Go to her blog, leave her a comment, and tell her I made you do it. Jill rocks, and is bummed that she can't run right now. We've all been there. She needs our support. So again, go read her blog and say nice things to her.

4) I dedicated yesterday's run to Carlee. I found out via Facebook that she went for an MRI to see what's up with her aches and pains. Fingers crossed for you, Carlee.

5) I received a very nice hand written thank-you card from Hannah. She's training and running as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training, and raising money for them. I was happy to donate to her cause. She's raised about $4000 so far, which was her original goal, so has upped her goal to $6500. Go Hannah! By the way, she's my adopted blogger "daughter," and I'm her blogger "Dad." Sweet, huh?!

6) After four straight days of rain (anywhere from 5-10 inches total in Connecticut), it's finally going to be sunny and warm. Hello running in shorts, goodbye long pants.

7) "I Fought the Law, and the Law Won" (The Clash: 70's song). I couldn't have my NY City parking ticket dismissed for them having the wrong color (purple) of my car on the ticket. I was able to pay $25 less, meaning $90 instead of $115. OUCH.

8) I've decided to leave my blog with the same name, and the new layout. Final Answer.


ajh said...

We're about to get great weather too! I had a ticket (speeding) with the wrong date but couldn't get anything changed except being allowed more time to pay it.

Julie said...

Hi Rick,
Well at least you found out what is wrong with you knee:) Hopefully it will start feeling better soon. Until then possibly more PT with hot chick? Nice job on your runs...keep it up Rick! I like your shout outs...they are very nice:) Have a good one!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this shout-out, your email and your endless support :) You are what making a community out of blogging is all about- reading this totally put a smile on my face. After my meltdown the other day, I am feeling much better! Happy positive post to come!

Hannah said...

You are too kind, "Dad"! Thank you for the shout out. You rock.

Here's to the PT going well...keep us updated.

I can't remember if I told you yet, I like the new layout! And that is one heck of an expensive ticket. Ouch!

Psyche said...

Gotta say I laughed at your knee feeling better once you made the appointment! Always happens. Tooth ache, broken leg, whatever. Once you make an appointment it feels better:)

Nice of you to give the shout outs- I went over and gave Jill some bloggy love.

Have a good day:)

lindsay said...

i am soo enjoying this weather. i now complain about 40 degrees and cloudy even though i sucked it up through 10 degrees & snow all the time. winter, you are so easy to get over! :)

Lisa said...

We've been having unseasonably cold weather and rain here. Sucks because just a week ago it was in the 70s.

Nice run you had there. Judging by your times, your knee doesn't seem to be giving you too much trouble :)

Congrats on the reduction in your ticket. Sucks you had to pay but at least you didn't have to pay all of it.

Adam Culp (Crazy Floridian) said...

Injuries always seem to feel better once we make plans for them. Too funny.

Meg said...

I will kind of miss your PT stories but I'm sure there will be more to tell...I guess your well-being and recovery is more important than your PT BLOG Drama, right?
It looks like you have some nice weather coming, enjoy wearing shorts(and sunscreen)!

Cynthia O'H said...

I'm glad you're getting some attention for your knee. I look forward to hearing about the next PT story.

Sherri said...

Love the Shout outs you do!! I am going to comment on each one!
Hope your knee feels better soon! =)
Loved your comment...made my day...Thanks!!!

Anais said...

I'm glad your blog looks the way it does right now! I think it's a great look for you :D

I bought some running shorts today... and I'm thinking of running in SHORTS for the first time in my life at some point this week. Ought to be interesting! ;)