Elliptical + aborted run

The half-hour on the elliptical did a good job of releasing some of the major kinks in my calves, but they’re still going to require some care and watching for a little while.

The run was abortive because I wore my old running shoes (now used for general purpose wear and elliptical workouts) rather than my newer running shoes, and I was just three minutes into my run when it started to feel like flames were licking up my lower legs with each step. Ow. None of that.

I’m a masochist and stayed on for ten minutes, but still, none of that.

No rowing machine. I want to give my shoulder some time to heal up a little before I begin abusing it again.

Savin’ the bacon.

Hypothecate again saves my bacon–I can now post audio blogs to this blog, if I am so inclined. Apparently, “Huffin’ and Puffin’ Along” is too long for Blogworks to handle.

Yay for ASP hackery.

In running news, I got in a five miler on Friday (for the first time in, what, three damn weeks)? My stomach still isn’t completely healed, but I went on an empty stomach and made it for an hour at about a 11:30 pace. W00t.

Unfortunately, my exuberance has cost me: my calves have seized up into big balls of muscle more clenched than a–

Well, nevermind. But they hurt, and one of these nights, if I can’t get them to chill out, they’re going to go into cramps/spasms and ruin my much-prized sleep.

In about 30 minutes, I’ll be heading off for another workout, most likely an elliptical/run/rowing machine mix, depending on how my stomach and shoulder behaves.

Update on the shoulder: a recent wrestling match with Luke had led me to figure out what’s going on with my shoulders. He has a tendency to grab my wrist and twist my entire arm while rotating my arm towards my back. Unfortunately, this is pulling/tearing something in my shoulders; the initial damage was done to both shoulders last spring during our first wrestling match, and more damage was done to my left shoulder just Friday night. Both shoulders pop and shift jerkily in the socket if pressure is applied to my elbows (by leaning on a table/desk, for instance), and now my left shoulder feels… tired, I guess, as a result of the recent pulling.

I suspect this is why I have so much trouble with my shoulders becoming tired and hurting when I run. I may attempt to get a referal to the sports physicians on campus to get their suggestions.

"Lemma"?!

From m-w.com:

Pronunciation: ‘le-m&
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural lemmas or lem ma ta /-m&-t&/
Etymology: Latin, from Greek lEmma thing taken, assumption, from lambanein to take
1 : an auxiliary proposition used in the demonstration of another proposition
2 : the argument or theme of a composition prefixed as a title or introduction; also : the heading or theme of a comment or note on a text
3 : a glossed word or phrase

And here I was thinking my normally straight-laced Differential Equations professor was just trying to be cute or funny or sociable by calling the little theorems we were studying “lemmas”. Or that maybe he meant that they were the solutions to little theoretical problems, or dilemmas, faced by mathematicians…

Shows what I know. At least pondering the possible meanings of the word kept me a little more awake in class (more a reflection of my current hours than of the professor).

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me…

I can’t believe I’m actually doing an audio post. Even moreso, I can’t believe I wasn’t terribly nervous doing it.

I need to learn how to appropriately and smoothly end these things, though.

And I need to work on the audio settings, methinks. Lots of background… static, I guess, but that’s most likely just my laptop’s fan whirling, so it could be that nothing can be done.