A Short Run in the neighborhood and Gear Review: Nathan Yellow Reflective Vest

dead end in my neighborhood at night

Once again I’m nursing an injury…I mean two injuries.  My left calf is very tender and tight.  My right hip at the joint has been hurting for the past week.  Whenever my right leg rises up and my left foot is pushing off the ground the front of my right hip aches deeply.  It’s very annoying.  The pain pretty much disappears when I stop running.  I thought a weekend rest would fix me up but nope, it didn’t work out that way.  So last night after walking Gypsy I decided to give it a shot and run a few miles.  It felt good to be outside sucking in air and moving but I’m not so sure it was the best idea to have run after all.

Last night I felt so run down that by 9:00pm I was in bed.  I woke up feeling good this morning but I had a pretty big fever blister on my lower lip.  All day long people stared at my mouth as I talked with them.  I guess that blister looks like a third eye.

This evening I’m going to crash early again and will not exercise because I’m again feeling a little under the weather.  My wolverine powers are not working like they used to.  Sleep, hopefully, will get me feeling better for absolute run tomorrow (Wednesday(.

Yesterday’s run was an easy 3.51 mile in the dark, in my neighborhood.  Don’t worry, I didn’t get shot.  I was wearing my kevlar and ran with a police riot shield. 😉  No, not really.

My neighborhood is not so bad.  We haven’t had a shooting here all year…so far.

here's a picture i took of my Nathan vest about a week ago. I totally dig the vest. Seriously.

I did run with my killer yellow light reflective Nathan vest.  You should get one of these.  It’s really nice and lightweight and, has a nice-sized pocket in the front of it for storing keys, iphone and whatever.  I paid $25 for it at Fleet Feet in Savannah.  I like to throw my iphone in the front pocket of it and attach head phones to the phone and run as I’m listening to music or hearing the news on npr.  Yesterday’s run was an npr news listening type of run.  The nice thing about that front pocket and having the phone inside it is that 1.  I don’t have to hold the phone and 2.  the headphones do not get in my way when I run.  I don’t know about you but one of the things that bothers me about headphones is that they tend to get in the way of my swing arms when I run.  It’s an annoyance to me but with the headphones hanging in the front of my chest in that Nathan pocket I don’t have that problem.  Some people may not like that the phone will bounce and slap your chest as you run but that doesn’t bother me.  It makes me feel very manly like a silver back gorilla pounding my chest when I see a pretty girl.

Truly, it doesn’t even feel like I’m wearing the vest when I run with it.  And, drivers can see me from miles away.  So they have enough time to get off their cell phones and avoid hitting me.  So, you are saving lives when you get this Nathan vest.  Get a Nathan yellow reflective vest and you will be a good samaritan.  Nathan Sports should pay me for this free advertising, eh?

the starbucks near my house, about a mile away

I ran up Wessels, taking a detour here and there to take in the nightly sights until I reached  43rd street.  I then ran around Starbucks which is on victory and Skidaway and then worked my way back home slowly taking each road I came across in switchback manner.  I finally reached Bonaventure Road via Herbed ave and took Bonaventure to Georgia Ave and then my home.  Nothing very exciting.

Wildlife inventory:

  • 7 dogs
  • 3 cats

Tomorrow, I will see how these leg problems are.  I wish I had a hot tub to soak in.  I refuse to go into the hot tub at the Y.  I cannot deal with old, naked, fat men in a hot tub.  That’s not for me.  So, I guess I will just suffer through my pain.

  • run log
  • mapped run
  • total miles on red bikilas: 681.22
  • total real miles for 2012: 47.86
  • total treadmill miles for 2012: 12.72

So what’s new?  Aside from the fact that I need a hair cut, nothing much.  Please pray that my legs get healed.  I really need them to cooperate with me right now.  I’m dealing with a tremendous amount of stress and running helps dissolve that stress.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

All the very best to you and yours.




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