Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I designate this week the official week of Crappy



This has been a trying week when it comes to running. For those of you waiting for my race report for 24hrs on the track in Ottawa its coming soon. I am almost finished it but as part of Official Week Of Crappy my computer that it is on will not start and has been sent off to be fixed.... GRRR

I have not been able to train since Ottawa due to blister issues (that have healed) and a reoccurrence of my Haliburton ankle injury, which is getting better but still tender. This is particularly annoying as I am teaching a marathon clinic at the Running Room and cant run with the kiddies. Going to give it another try tonight and see how it goes. Because I haven’t been training it means that my racing season is just about over. I plan to run 50k at Vulture Bait in a week and a half and may still run the Hamilton marathon but these will really be treated as training runs as I start to rebuild my mileage. At this point I just don’t have a fast marathon in my legs so its time to regroup and get to some serious training. Stupid injury ... GRRRRRRR

I was forced due to the ankle issues to DNS (did not start) at the Run for the Toad last Saturday. I really wanted to run this race this year. I could not get in last year because it sold out so early so I registered in April .......GRRRRRRRR

Both Kim and I got our rejection letters from the London Marathon Lottery on Monday. No spring holiday in England for us........ GRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Kim is off on Friday for a road trip with other Longboaters to the Chicago Marathon. I am unable to go for a number of reasons even though I am registered. She will have an awesome time running Chicago. I will grow some scruff, drink Jack Daniels straight from the bottle and mumble incisively under my breath..... GRRRRRRRR

Happy Official Week of Crappy everyone and don’t worry the Official week of Awesomeo is just around the corner.

43 comments:

  1. I am *so* in agreement with you. Thisis the crappiest week EVER!!!!! :P

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  2. Rebuild your mileage? Just how many miles are you suppose to be running? Sheeshers. I feel like weak sauce in comparison to you.

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  3. Can't wait for the week of awesome! We were looking for you at the Toad, hoping to introduce ourselves...love your blog!

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  4. The week of crappy sucks. I hope your week of awesome starts early and you finish healing quickly!

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  5. I find that Jameson is much more pleasing than Jack but to each his own. I'm sorry about the ankle and missing out on the races. It REALLY stinks being injured. As for London - it won't be nice in the spring anyway, right? All rain. Maybe there is a race open yet that would be more likely to have nice dry weather in the Spring? Alternatively, you could go to London anyway and just enjoy their amazing ales.

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  6. Watch, it will actually be in the 80s during Chicago and you'll be able to sit up there in Canada drinking and laughing at those of us dragging our dehydrated selves through the heat!

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  7. funny, I always though pigeons read pigeon english ... but maybe I read pigeon english!

    can't wait for awesome time to begin!

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  8. I guess it can only get better!

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  9. I hear you on the ankle injury and the crappy week. My attempt to run today ended in tears and I wanted to throw my shoes at anyone who looked at me funny.

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  10. I hope the week of Awesome comes quickly for you!

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  11. Wow that is some bad week, sorry to hear about the DNS.

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  12. Thanks - you owe me a keyboard, as I just blew coffee out my nose when I saw that picture!!! Looking forward to the official week of awesome - send some to Colorado...

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  13. As the Buddhist says, 'crap happens'. I've managed my second run in ten weeks, and my ankle ... I think it is screwed, as in structurally incompetent. Like you, I hope for a week of Awesomeo. Don't drink Jack, but I toast you with a wine glass from the Commonwealth of Virginia!

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  14. ::hugs:: I'm sorry you're having such a rough week. Bleeeh.

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  15. You know I've only heard of about 3 people who got a place in the London marathon so far -- hundreds who've been rejected. I'm starting get suspicious! I am also yet to hear of anyone who deals with injury well ;) Here's to the Official week of Awesome!

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  16. Hmmm...why does there have to be crappy weeks? I suppose it helps the awesome weeks feel better in comparison ....so there is some value in them.

    Unless I'm rationalizing and they just suck in every way!

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  17. I've had a crappy week and a sore ankle this week too so I guess it's going around. Ran today and had to go so slow my heart rate was pathetic. Hope you feel better soon.

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  18. Save me a glass of Jack, please!

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  19. I think you're going about it right, embrace the crappy-ness...also drink bourbon whiskey, after a few glasses it miraculously cures all runner's injuries.

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  20. You definitely win the Crappy Week Award this round. Remember, there's always next week.

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  21. Embrace the upcoming man-weekend? Maybe you could have a friend over to share in that whiskey to avoid any "alcoholic" name-callings from us blog friends :)

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  22. Hope the week of crappy doesn't extend to be the month of crappy. You sound due for the week of awesome!

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  23. Yikes, I hope your week improves! Looking forward to that report. I enjoyed hearing Maryka's!

    Will you be running the new 8h race at the York U track in December?

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  24. Glad awesome is on the way. My week wasn't that bad although I still have to take it easy after being down with a gallbladder infection. Never easy is it?

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  25. ah man - i've had a pretty crap week, too (if it makes you feel any better). I'm sorry your runs aren't working out - no fun. On another note, I hope you enjoy your Jack; I've always been more of a Jim fan but it's not cold enough for me to drink it yet. Still on the vodka.

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  26. That pic is awesome! I have a feeling my next post will have a similiar theme...

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  27. Dude, thanks for stopping by my blog.
    You certainly do have your share to rant about, but it's great that you see light ahead.
    I'm asking my body to cooperate more with ultra training in the upcoming year, which places your blog/insights into my reader. Thanks.

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  28. Hi Chris, thanks for visiting my blog. Hmmm, I also had a bit of an off week, though for slightly different reasons. Anyway, I am looking forward to the week of Awesome!

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  29. chris if you fancy a scottish holiday in spring instead can i suggest the highland fling 53mile ultra..its an absolute belter! beats the smog of the smoke no bother

    http://www.highlandflingrace.org/

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  30. I'm sorry for your blister issues. Enjoy your next training runs (50k at Vulture Bait and Hamilton marathon).
    Have a nice weekend!

    Post scriptum: I was reading, once again, your beautiful report of 2010 Haliburton 100 miler which you wrote on Friday, September 24, 2010.

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  31. WOW, this was a bummer post all around. Grrrrrrrrrr!!! I feel like good fortune, happiness and sobriety are right around the corner. Hang in there! London 2012???

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  32. Wow, that is a crappy week!! Blisters just stink. Awesome is totally on the way.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog - I am working on not half assing it on my runs (and bikes. And swims), I am glad to hear a coach helps you with that!

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  33. Chris
    Welcome to the week of awesomeness! All better from here.
    Peace
    EricG

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  34. Sorry for the many "GRRRRRR" all together!

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  35. Good thing each crappy week only last one week.:) Hope your week of awesomeness starts soon!

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  36. My mom says the bad times help us to appreciate the good much more than if it was always good. She says that we would grow bored with "good" and it wouldn't seem quite so "good" anymore if it always were so. Most of the time that just ticks me off because obviously I know that, I just want to complain when things stink. Sometimes though I remind myself of what she says and it helps. I'm sure you will be back on track soon, but that doesn't mean you can't be angry about the setbacks while they are happening.

    I haven't been able to run since July so I completely feel your pain on that. I never really knew how important it was until I couldn't do it.

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  37. ooof. you have had a crappy week...hope you're in the midst of awesomeness now!!!

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  38. Just when my post got more upbeat, you've caught my case of the 'whinies.' ;-) Hang in there, glad you have an awesome week coming up!!!

    Thanks for your supportive comment on my blog.

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  39. For me, it would be this week. This is my crappy week (mostly due to work-not running injuries). It feels good to vent a little though, this post is very therapeutic.

    The only way is up from here.

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  40. I always have crappy weeks and days. It will get better :- )

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  41. Happy Official Week of Crappy everyone and don’t worry the Official week of Awesome is just around the corner. nice line...

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  42. I hope your blister issues have gone well!
    Have a beautiful fall Sunday!

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