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Nov. 22nd, 2015 04:41 pm
ilanarama: me, The Other Half, Moab UT 2009 (Default)
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I, um, haven't posted for two months. How did that happen?

Just a quick update on things. My back issues have continued to bother me, so a few weeks ago I got a second MRI. It showed that my herniated disk is in fact healing just fine, so my spine doc suggested another injection in a different spot, which seems to have helped a lot though not entirely banished the pain. But things are definitely improving. Next step will be a massage therapist who specializes in recovery and rehab.

I've been running a pretty solid 30-35mpw and have recently stepped it up to 40-ish. We're supposed to have an El Niño-fueled snowy winter, so I will be happy if I can maintain that throughout the winter - supplemented with skiing, of course! We have weekday passes to Purgatory, as usual, and I hope to do a lot of skiing this year. Britt's company is sponsoring a weekend at Telluride in early December, and I'm excited about that as I've never skied there before. And I hope to get the older of my two brothers, who lives in California, out here for some skiing this winter.

Britt and I will be running the local Turkey Trot on Thursday morning, which is a five-mile mixed trail and road race. It's not a competitive race in the sense that the only prizes are supermarket pumpkin pies for the top man and woman finisher, but after the race there are always incredible random draw prizes. I've won hiking socks, a pound of coffee from a local roaster, and a $50 gift certificate to a really nice restaurant in previous years.

But my next real race won't be until March. I hope to run the Canyonlands Half again, though I don't hold out hope for any great time. If I can improve over the summer I might target some fall races as goals.

After a long hiatus I have been updating my Canadian vacation reports. Four sections are done, two to go!

Speaking of vacations, Britt had a couple of meetings in California and so I flew out to Palm Springs after the first of them. We spent the weekend in Palm Springs, hiking up Mt. San Jacinto on Saturday and visiting the Living Desert museum on Sunday, and then he attended his conference at the hotel and I worked from the hotel room and wandered around the resort. It was fun! And I've booked our next major vacation, a trip to New York City timed to coincide with our (gulp) 25th anniversary. We'll be seeing Hamilton (YAY!) and Book of Mormon, doing a little museum-ing, and then flying down to visit with my aged parents in Maryland for a few days before flying back home.

So, uh, hi, Dreamwidth! Long time no see! I will try not to be a stranger! (Well, not any stranger than usual...)

From Greenlee

Date: 2015-11-23 08:15 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
It's great to get an update from you. I hope that your back continues to improve, and I'm glad that the MRI showed it was getting better. Sounds like a good mileage plan for the winter and let's hope that it's not too bad weather-wise!

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Date: 2015-11-23 09:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zulu
Hooray for skiing plans! My parents have offered to put up the whole family at a hostel for a weekend, kids & babies included, so I should be able to get back out there at least once this year. Probably Fernie. I hear the snow's been good lately, after a long dry spell. I hope you get tons at your place, too!

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Date: 2015-11-25 09:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] blnchflr
Look forward to reading about Canada, but I don't like WIPs, so am waiting for all parts to be posted :)

Sounds like a great way to celebrate your 25th anniversary!

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Date: 2015-11-28 04:40 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I'm suck :D

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