Running blog reboot

I’m back.

Sort of.

Okay, I do feel somewhat better.  The day I wrote my last post I realized later that I had a sinus infection.  That put me out a bit since I also have ear issues when I get any type of cold or sinus infection.

Running?

Some.  The bad news is that my back got really bad again.  It got to the point where I honestly wondered if I would be able to keep running at all.  I did run the mountain run with TJ on Saturday and that was a lot of fun.

The good news is that I think I figured out where my back problem came from.  I realized that my back hurts most at work.  In fact, some days I get to work and feel fine and after an hour or two I could barely walk.  So I purchased this seat cushion called “Backjoy Posture” and gave it a try yesterday.  It was amazing.  I worked all day with no pain.  In fact I got home and mowed the lawn and cleaned some things up and basically worked out doing chores for 3 hours and felt fine.  Evidently my back problems (and maybe my hip problems) were due to the way I sit and this “cushion” helps me sit in a way that doesn’t hurt.  I need to give it some more time, but pain is pain and I had none yesterday!

I hope to start back with my daily running today.  I have to take my kid to a doctor appointment, so running depends on when I get home.

Finally, on to my blog reboot.  I am changing my self imposed rules for my blog.  I do enjoy writing, but I’m only going to write when I want to and not try to come up with something every day.

Have an awesome week and enjoy your day!!!

Tom

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15 thoughts on “Running blog reboot

  1. I might have to try one of those – I get some back/hip issues too and I definitely think it’s from my lousy posture and sitting in an office all day!

  2. I think you made a good decision…both on the back support at work and the blog. This blog should be YOUR journey and therefore, for YOU. As a result, you should be writing when you want and about ideas you have, topics you are passionate about, an experience you don’t want to forget, or a question you may want to pose to others for some input. While it is great to share your journey with others, this is YOUR journey 😉

    • So true. Thanks for the input. I guess early on it was pretty easy to write about new things since running was new to me. Now… Not that I’m that seasoned, but I’ve written quite a bit about a lot of things. Just the time involved each day is huge. Now I need to get back to reading other blogs also. I’ve missed that for sure!!!

  3. Brilliant; glad you’re on the way to sorting your back issues, and – I agree: blog only when you want to! 😀

  4. So happy to hear you’ve found something that works for the back pain! And I totally get the blogging thing, I have yet to find what really works for me and I am happy with. Here’s to you getting a run in after the appointment! 😊

  5. Maybe your work should get you one of those treadmills with a desk so you can walk all day instead of sit. I kind of want one of those.

    I’m glad that you’ll be posting when the inspiration hits you. 🙂

    • Funny, we had talked about that for people in the past. I actually walk about 2 miles a day at work, so that isn’t too bad. I think my chair just didn’t have enough support, but now I’m doing so much better!!! 🙂

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