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January Recap

Man, getting old sucks sometimes. The year started with the first of many dental procedures I need in 2020 and the month ending with two teeth pulled. In between, I decided to finally go to the gym to do some upper body strengthing work and managed to strain my right arm. I had four days where I couldn’t really straighten my arm. Then, my hip on the left side started acting up. That’s still bothering me a bit but I can work through it. Honestly, I think part of the hip issue is because I’ve sat on my butt so much lately. Only seven runs logged in for the month.

35.05 Miles in January
60.41 Miles in December

No more dental procedures for another six weeks anyway so the month of February should be better. I have a 10K scheduled as well. The course will be fairly flat and I don’t get those too often so I’m hoping to improve on my time a bit.

I live in a “planned community” and we have a local magazine for our neighborhood. Really, it’s a vehicle for selling advertisements but each month they feature a family living here. February is heart awareness month and they interviewed my wife and I for the February issue.

Initially, I was a bit reluctant to be interviewed. I didn’t think my story would interest many people for one and the section of my community is mostly older folks. Many of them are much older than me and they’ve had their fair share of heart ailments too. After thinking about it for a few days I agreed. The story turned out pretty well and has been well received. I’ve had quite a few calls, text messages and e-mails about it. So now, I’m glad I did it.

The image above is really a PDF file with the entire article. You can click on the image and then download it to read it.

Not much else to say about January. I knew my mileage would take a hit because of the dental work but I wasn’t expecting the other stuff. February tends to be our coldest month of winter so I’m hoping for the month to go by quickly and if it’s like the fall and early winter it should be warmer than usual. I can only hope.