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Questless is not good for me

It says at the top of my blog that I am looking for a new quest. 5 or 6 years ago the quest was to qualify for the Boston marathon. I did that and had several really good years of running. That may come back but I am not seeing it right now. 3 months have gone by and my foot still hurts. So, I have been staying off my foot and getting treatment. Lately that has included 2 visits to Valley Physical Therapy per week plus a visit to my massage therapist Jenny and usually some back work from Dr. Duenas. After school I typically watch my kids run and then I go get some treatment. I have had no time left to get in exercise on my own. I cannot even ride to and from school as after school I am going for treatment.

No exercise has cause me to gain 15 or 20 pounds…. It is depressing…

So, even if I cannot run, I need a quest. I have never done a century ride. That would be a good quest. I would like to do a century ride by the end of summer. With a cruise coming up in June, however, it would be awesome to try to fit something in prior to that. I was looking at a metric century ride when I came up with the idea of a Metric Century Elliptigo ride. That would be pretty epic. It would take longer than a marathon and would likely be just about as tiring….

Sounds like a noble quest…. now to work out the details…. which rides?

4 replies »

  1. Your story is very similar to mind. I have also gained 15 to 20 pounds. Like you, without a quest it is hard to stay motivated. This coming Sunday will be a year since I last ran. Fortunately for me, I am able to walk around without any knee pain. A Metric Century Elliptigo Ride sounds like a real challenge. Hopefully you can work out all the details and find the time to train.

    Good luck,

  2. The Wildflower Century is on April 25th in Creston , Ca. up above Atascadero. A masters running buddy of mine and I are riding the shorter 71 mile tour . Promises to be a challenging , scenic, hilly course. If you enter , you are welcome to ride up and stay with us.

    Keep positive and you will get through this rough patch.

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March 2015


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