Monday, May 18, 2009
I hate not running. I love not running. I strained my left gluteus maximus Friday hill running. The run at Pineland Saturday morning aggravated it more. Yesterday I went for a short walk and it was painful *walking* up shallow hills (maybe 3-5 degrees!). I was going to run Back Cove today but instead rode my Bike - a 17.4 mile roller coaster in which I crossed the E. or W. branch of the Piscataqua R. in 6 different spots (The E. branch is what Ian jumps across at Twin Brook). I was motivated to bike because I drove down to Norwood MA west of Boston to buy a mid 90s Jamis Aurora that I picked up for $200. The Jamis Aurora is a touring bike - I bought it because I'm attracted to steel frames instead of aluminum, which is the other metal one can get if one is only willing to spend $200 on a bike. I'll use it as a second road/commuting bike and also let my kids use it so they can try out a road bike. It was nice to get a 1 hr workout without further damaging my arse. Still, I don't like biking nearly enough to replace any real running with it.