Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bad Race x 2, an Injury, and still in good spirits!


Well the 9th race in the Grand Prix Series was the Blue Points 5k on August 6th.  It was pretty much a bust.  I had a great first two miles then died a horrible and painful death.  Did I forget that a 5k is 3.1 miles?  Apparently so.  Chad's race was meh, with the bigger problem being that after the race a nagging injury became one that has sidelined him since then. 

The diagnosis is retrocalcaneal bursitis (inflammation of the bursa just under the achilles tendon) and he has not run one step since he finished the Blue Points 5k.  Not even a cool down.  Yikes.  Not one to let a pesky injury keep him down, Chad had a monster week last week, swimming 20,000 meters and biking 206 miles. 

Part of the biking was a 100k group ride with the Cannonballs Cycling Club.  They had a supported ride for the Trips for Kids Charity, so we decided to join them.  I am so glad we did!  We had a great time, got to bike in a totally new area, and really pushed ourselves for most of the ride.  We had a great group of 3 going for the whole ride and picked up a 4th the last 15 miles.  It certainly helps to have people to share the work with!  I felt really strong throughout the ride, but my legs were SPENT when we were done. 

Max and Junior

Despite the working out setbacks of late, our social life has been wonderful.  Chad was a groomsman in our friend Kevin's wedding and we were able to spend time with a bunch of law school friends, including two we hadn't seen in 3 years!  Chad's sister came to visit with her boyfriend and their new Boston Terrier puppy, Junior!  Junior is only 3 months old, but he held his own against Max.  The boys had a fabulous time playing together and were just too cute.  We celebrated Michelle finishing the bar exam and her upcoming three week trip to Europe with way too many mimosas.  This coming weekend, I am off to New Jersey to see my parents and sister briefly before heading down the Shore for my friend Alison's Bachelorette party.  It should be a great weekend!

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