Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Shin Splints, Flowers, Destructive Chewing

Yesterday I did 9x400 intervals.  I had a hard time hitting the times I've been able to do the last couple of months.  Even when I felt like I was putting in a good effort, Garmin would tell me I wasn't quite making the mark.  Today I went out for an easy 8 miles.  I felt a little sluggish and my shins are both acting up.  I think my body is trying to tell me something.  Tomorrow is a rest day and Thursday I'll cut back a little.  Per my old NYC podiatrist I'm supposed to be icing daily both after runs and at night and supplementing with NSAIDS as needed.  I've been pretty bad about doing this for the last 6 months and it's starting to catch up with me.

One thing about California that I really love is all of the wildflowers.  In NYC things bloom all at once and then fade to green.  Out here there are just waves and waves of new flowers coming out every time I go for a run.  It's probably long since peaked, but there are still new developments.  It's gorgeous.

My bunny has a rubber fetish (that sounds so bad).  He once bit off every single button from my remote control.  He loves to nibble off the teeth from his Zoom Groom brush.  He's put many a tooth-mark on my rubber slippers.  I just caught him nibbling on the edges of my bike trainer.  The wood chairs I can understand, but where does he get this urge?  I guess it does come from a tree.


bunnygirl said...

I used to have a bunny that ate remote control buttons. I guess they're tasty.

That sucks about the shin splints. Take care of yourself so you don't end up on the injured list!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Lots of our bunns eat the flooring in their condos .. it is a vinyl covering. It never seems to bother them and we never see any particular "evidence" of it!

Advice from an old runner .. start slow and ease off!

RoadBunner said...

Remote controls must be a universal thing. I once saw an online bunny toy store that had a wooden remote control chew toy. Rabbits'guy, I used to have vinyl linoleum in the rabbit condo and the little furballs ate that, too!