Today is the last day of Winter Break for me and I’m taking it easy because tomorrow I head back for a day of in-service. My daughter woke me up twice in the middle of the night with a stomachache and so my motivation to get up and move is pretty low. That coupled with my new sore leg! I’ve got an appointment tomorrow at DSC to get that sorted and spent some time with my favorite torture devices.
Part of every athletes life is recovery and injury prevention. My go to for IT and hamstrings are trigger point and scraping. The ball I just sit on and roll around, scraping took me a while to figure out but it also makes a difference is you are using something like Bag Balm or Rocksauce as a lubricant. After using bag balm all summer and Rocksauce at the beginning of the fall, I worked out a system of applying Rocksauce first and letting it absorb completely before using Bag Balm for scraping.
Spent a couple of hours with Courtney and then Conor and Matty shopping and birthday celebrating at Armadillo yesterday afternoon, big plans for the upcoming Spiderweb Salon show.
Today I sat down with my calendar to plan out the next couple of months of work/art/running and I always get anxious showing my wife the calendar because I pack things into 6 week chunks. January is pretty lean but February is going to be packed. Ben asked me to pace him at The Outlaw 100 in Oklahoma in February so now I’m running the Rocky 100K, pacing Ben, Cowtown Half and Tinajas 50K all in a few weeks! Gotta stay on top of everything.
Trying a new recipe for pork shoulder. Rather, invented a new recipe. Salt, pepper, smoked paprika, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, olive oil, ac vinegar and molasses. I’m roasting at 275F for probably 8-10 hrs.