Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Since my last post, I ran an easy 3-miler last Thursday and a 6-mile loop from Escambrón beach to Old San Juan and back. And then my right knee started acting up. Ugh!!! I was a little gimpy on Father's Day and the following days with a swollen knee. It felt weak and unstable. I was operated on that knee 10 years ago due to a torn meniscus. I decided to shut down training for a couple of days. Went to see a physiatrist friend who examined the knee but thankfully didn't find any problems. He recommended icing the knee following long workouts, and doing cross training and strengthening exercises, which I have recently started. Hopefully this setback won't become a bigger hassle in coming weeks. I will reclaim my training tomorrow morning with a 3-mile run. A long run of 15 miles awaits on Saturday morning...along with a bag of ice for the knee (for sure).
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Friday was a rest day. I got invited to play the Amaury Nolasco & Friends Golf Classic. In its 2nd installment, Amaury brings to Puerto Rico TV celebrities and pro athletes along with some local personalities to play golf, have some fun in the sun and raise funds for CAP and VAL foundations. CAP is a NFPO dedicated to the welfare of cancer patients at the Pediatric Hospital in Puerto Rico. VAL stands for "Vive Alegre Luchando" (live happy battling) and its purpose is to bring happiness and hope to children diagnosed with cancer through fun activities and events. Got to play with President Charles Logan from the drama series 24 (real-life Gregory Itzin). Very nice, down-to-earth man and great golfing partner. It was hard to stay hydrated on a day like Friday. Temps and humidity both into the low 90s. Need to get used to the summer heat for the rest of the training season.
Week 2 starts tomorrow. Looking forward to incorporating an exercise routine on off days as well as hitting the pool twice a week. Hopefully will get a glimpse of our real-life President on Tuesday. Barack Obama will be in town.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Got the latest issue of Runner's World in the mail a couple of days ago. Very good articles and stories about the impact running has had on cancer awareness and fundraising. Plus, there's an interview with Lance Armstrong, who just might be running the Chicago Marathon. Wouldn't that be something...