So far, so good. I actually may have overdone it a little yesterday with too much walking. Taking it easier today. Just a short walk this morning. If the rain holds off, I’ll be back out this afternoon. So far I haven’t taken any Tylenol today, a step in the right direction. They gave me a prescription for pain meds – something that started with Oxycodone. Marlene filled it just in case, but the pain would have to be awfully bad before I take any.
So what does an old retired coach do when he can’t be too active? I’ve been checking track results on the computer. The New York State Indoor Championships are today at Cornell. Every little while I go on to see how the kids are doing. The girls’ meet is this morning and they are putting up some impressive times. Do I miss the days of anticipation and adrenaline. You bet.
I’ve also been following Pete Colaizzo’s Marist team. They are in Boston for the IC4A meet and the ECAC meet. Pete posts results on his blog.
Last but not least, a former John Jay athlete (Ryan Joyce) is running a 5-mile race in Buffalo today with a goal of setting a PR. Going to be a tough task in the super high winds they are having. Ryan’s story is an interesting one. Originally a soccer player/sprinter/long jump/triple jumper he has turned himself into a very good endurance athlete. He covers the whole range of road races, duathlons and triathlons. His strongest event is probably the duathlon. You can check him out here.