Rob Murphy Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Sun, 19 May 2019 11:29:56 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sun, May 19, 2019 <p>Longest posting drought since I began this log in 2010. Just don&#39;t have much to write about. As usual, I did a 5 mile walk this morning. Waved at some runners I know out on their Sunday&nbsp;long runs and thought about the good old days.</p> <p>My surgery is coming up on Thursday. If it works, I&#39;ll be back training and posting. If not, I&#39;ll move on to something else.</p> Sun, 19 May 2019 06:00:00 Mon, May 13, 2019 <p>PM: Walked 5.25 miles.</p> Mon, 13 May 2019 06:00:00 Sun, May 12, 2019 <p>Walked to the gym and did 10 on the elliptical. &nbsp;</p> Sun, 12 May 2019 06:00:00 Sat, May 11, 2019 <p>AM: 4 mile walk on the Jeremy Ranch Road.</p> <p>PM: Rode my bicycle 12 miles then mowed the lawn.</p> Sat, 11 May 2019 06:00:00 Fri, May 10, 2019 <p>PM: 10 mile walk/jog.</p> <p>I finished reading the Mueller Report today. From it I concluded that President Trump likely would not have been elected without Russian interference in the 2016 election. Also, he&#39;s corrupt. Happy to&nbsp;join the 3% of Americans who have actually read it.</p> <p>It&#39;s a very fine narrative as well.</p> Fri, 10 May 2019 06:00:00 Thu, May 09, 2019 <p>Walked 2.25 miles finishing at Andy&#39;s school for his band concert.</p> Thu, 09 May 2019 06:00:00 Wed, May 08, 2019 <p>5 mile walk.</p> Wed, 08 May 2019 06:00:00 Tue, May 07, 2019 <p>4 mile walk. I think I&#39;m going to just stick to walking until my surgery.</p> Tue, 07 May 2019 06:00:00 Mon, May 06, 2019 <p>No running. Nice walk with Ann during Andy&#39;s baseball game.</p> Mon, 06 May 2019 06:00:00 Sun, May 05, 2019 <p>AM: More walking. 5 miles this morning averaging 17:50/mile.</p> <p>PM: Walked 5.25 miles</p> <p>So, 10.25 miles of walking today. Took about 3 hours.</p> Sun, 05 May 2019 06:00:00 Sat, May 04, 2019 <p>Walked 8 miles</p> Sat, 04 May 2019 06:00:00 Thu, May 02, 2019 <p>PM: 4.25 miles on the treadmill. Managed the last mile in 7:30 without much pain.</p> <p>125 push-ups/sit-ups. 2 mile walk</p> <p>Got home from work at 4:30 and then had about 15 minutes before I had to to take Andy to his baseball game way out in west BFE, practically Nevada. Just got home at 9. These are long, tiring days that every parent gets to enjoy. I&#39;m sure I&#39;ll miss them when they&#39;re over.</p> Thu, 02 May 2019 06:00:00 Wed, May 01, 2019 <p>PM: 12 miles on the stationary bike, weights and jump ropes, 2 mile walk.</p> <p>I&#39;m about halfway through David Blight&#39;s excellent biography of Fredrick Douglass which recently won the Pulitzer. Very eye-opening. For out audiobook on our daily commute, Abby and I are listening to Pat Conroy&#39;s&nbsp;<em>The Prince of Tides</em>&nbsp;so she can feel some connection to her South Carolina roots.</p> Wed, 01 May 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 30, 2019 <p>AM: 2 mile walk. 120 push-ups, 120 sit-ups</p> <p>PM: 6.5 mile jog</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 29, 2019 <p>PM: Just a 2.5 mile walk in the evening.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Apr 28, 2019 <p>AM: 4.5 mile run at Liberty Park.</p> <p>PM: 5 mile hike in City Creek Canyon with Ann and Andy. Abby working as usual.</p> <p>Our next door neighbors, the Gilillands, moved today. 12 years of the best neighbors you could imagine. We will miss them.</p> Sun, 28 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 27, 2019 <p>AM: 5 miles alternating walking and jogging. 200 push-ups, 200 abs.</p> Sat, 27 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 26, 2019 <p>No run or workout today. Just a 2 mile walk in the evening.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 25, 2019 <p>4 miles easy.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 24, 2019 <p>PM: 6.25 miles on the Pipeline Trail</p> <p>I&#39;m having surgery on my knee on May 23 to chop out pieces of my torn and frayed right meniscus. Dr. Aoki seems certain it will do a lot of good and that the pain in my knee would subside and the range of motion will return. He said I should be able to do more explosive/dynamic movements again. On the downside, I will have less meniscus for the rest of my life and I will probably have to do some thinking about how to balance activity over the long run so that I can continue to do what I want to do - train and race. I will have to make some compromises.</p> <p>So, mostly good news.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 23, 2019 <p>PM: 4 mile walk/jog.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 22, 2019 <p>Day off. Knee extra achy.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Apr 21, 2019 <p>PM: 9.3 miles on the Pipeline Trail for the first time since last fall. Picked my way gingerly among the rocks so as not to wrench my knee or anything stupid. Looking forward to seeing the surgeon on Wednesday.</p> Sun, 21 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 20, 2019 <p>AM: 1.25 mile warm-up on the elliptical. 6.5 miles on the treadmill with a fairly steep uphill grade - as high as 5% for the last 2 miles.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 20 Apr 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 19, 2019 <p>7 miles of machine training at lunch.</p> <p>PM: Mowed the lawn vigorously.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:00:00