I started running again a couple of weeks ago. But I was probably pushing it to hard and after a week or so my Achilles really started to get sore one day during a run and the next day I could barely walk. I basically stayed off of it for a week. Other than the necessary walking around. After a week I didn’t really have any pain and I have started swimming and walking. According to a little research I did on the internet it indicated that would be okay. I will probably walk, stretch and strengthen over the next couple of weeks. It’s also nice getting back in the pool. I was inspired to start exercising more than just 30 minutes a day by two things. One was an article in the Wall Street Journal about an executive in Europe that had been a pro tennis player and used running as a way to stay in shape. It seemed like a good idea because it’s always hard find a place to swim and I can run almost anywhere. Another inspiration is the Olympics. There are all these athletes doing amazing things. I might not be able to swim as fast as Micheal Phelps, or run as fast as Usain Bolt. But I can still swim and run. Then there is the inspiration of Dana Torres that is 3 years older than me and is there getting a silver metal in the 50m Free. I will try to get in shape and start doing some triathlons. One of the benefits of more exercise is the ability and need to eat more food. I really like food so that is a bonus.
Archives for 2008
5200 yards total
2 x 200 IM warm-up
1 x 100 warm-up
20 x 1000 on the 1:50
2 x 50,100,200,100,50 pyramid
5 x 100 on the 1:50
200 back warm down
Interviewed with Fat Pipe. Met Dr. Bhaskar.
I swam 4200 yards today. My work out
3 x 200 IM. I am not in shape to be doing all that fly. It really made the rest of the swim harder.
5 x 100 free
50 sprint free (:38)
I then went to work with Travis Stock to learn the more about Jewlery.
It’s been so long since the US has medaled. Our Hopes are still alive.
you will need to install Microsoft’s Silverlight plugin to watch the video
Coolest Olympic moment so far for the USA. Check out NBC’s coverage of the 4×100 Free Relay. you will have to install Microsoft’s Silverlight plugin in to get it to work in your browers. Totally worth the little bit of hassel.
Today was awesome for Men’s Water sports in Beijing. Water Polo and swimming
First was the US men’s waterpolo team against China. I really like waterpolo. I fell in love with the sport as a player in High School. My favorite color is “Yellow” because waterpolo balls are yellow. One of the things that makes me like the sport even more is the lack of waterpolo on TV.
The Olympics is just about the only time I get to watch waterpolo. The US has never been favored to win gold. But it was cool to see them win today.
Then Tonight, Well tomorrow morning in Beijing was soooooooo!!!!! cool to watch Michael Phelps, Jason Lezak Garrett Weber-Gale, and Cullen Jones beat the attitude of the french. It was the coolest swim race I have ever watched.
I was also on my high school swim team. So I know a little of how it feels to swim and win.
It was just a very cool day to be an American.
Welcome to a look inside my brain and wanderings of Dee Marvin Gardner. Tonight is not the first post but it is one more step in the journey of my life. Keep it posted here and see what turns up.
in this history there are going to be stuff about sports, programming, poetry, love, life, adversity, inspiration and happiness.