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Today was a rest day from running, which is good because my ankle is still hurting me.  It’s not like a normal muscle pain either, it feels like it’s bone pain, but I don’t know that for sure.  It’s actually just above my ankle, if any doctor’s happen to read this and have a suggestion (left leg, outside, just above ankle).

Anyway, there was a Crossfit WOD.  Today’s was ten sets of two reps of an overhead press, resting 60 seconds in between sets.  I used 95 lb.  It was a good workout, mainly because it was quick and I had an extremely full day today.  Not to mention, I was still near failure on my last couple of sets, so I know I picked a good weight.

On to a little bit of venting (hey, it’s my blog, I’m allowed).  I started a school for the Army today.  It’s supposed to be an additional duty to prevent sexual harassment and sexual assault.  First of all, I know this is an extremely important job.  The next part of that, I think that my command should have really put some thought into this, as I don’t feel that I’m the best person for the job (I don’t find just any thing to be harassment, I think some people are overly sensitive, especially in the military).  That is the wrong type of thinking to have being the representative.

Anyway, that’s not what actually bothered me.  What bothered me was some of my classmates.  They kept talking!  They were talking, and talking, and talking, and not really giving the instructors the opportunity to explain things, in my opinion.  That may not be completely fair, and I say that because I realized that this frustration may finally be some of my post deployment stress kicking in.  All kinds of people experience it, I would be willing to say everyone, but I was really feeling it today.  So then I was wondering if these people, these other Soldiers, were actually bothering me, or if I was having a slight PTSD moment (any Soldiers reading this will understand).

Well, that’s it for me today.  Hopefully tomorrow is better for my mood and attitude.


I haven’t posted in a few days, almost a week, sorry for anyone who watches and reads this.

Don’t worry, I haven’t missed much.  That ankle pain I had the other day has really been bothering me, so I missed Wednesday’s run for three miles at my race pace.  Not going to the gym, I didn’t get my Crossfit workout in that day either.

Thursday, I pushed through and ran three miles, at a decent pace.  Not great, but I still got it in there.  My ankle did not like me afterwards.  I started the Crossfit WOD for the day too, but I didn’t quite finish it.  I did 21 reps of 75 lb. cleans, and I’m not really sure if I did that right, but it was tough.  I then moved on to do about 10 dips, with no weight assistance.  That wasn’t near as far as I needed, but it was something.

Friday was a rest day, so no run, which was good, because I still had a pain in my ankle.  Same as Wednesday, I missed the gym, so I missed the Crossfit.  I’m such a slacker.

Saturday was the day for my long run.  I did five miles on Saturday at roughly a 9:00 pace, so I was pretty happy with that.  I used some softer shoes because of my ankle, but that didn’t really help.  It’s actually caused me to hobble around quite a bit today (Sunday).  There was no Crossfit workout on Saturday, so I didn’t do anything else.

Today there was a Crossfit workout, but Brittany and I had some things to do around the house, and I didn’t make it to the gym.  I start back on some military duty tomorrow, so I’m not exactly sure what my schedule is going to be the next couple of weeks.  I hope to at least keep my running schedule up, and get this ankle pain to go away.

I hope everyone else is doing well!

First of all, since this is called Nichols’ Randoms, it’s crazy to me how the weather can change. Last week I was riding my motorcycle, at night, in comfortable weather. Today, I woke up, and all I needed was a hoodie to keep me warm on my way to work. On my way home from work, there’s nearly an inch of snow on the ground. I don’t know about where any of you are from, but that’s just crazy to me! Not to mention, since a lot of people are idiots, that meant the speed on the roads was nearly cut in half. That bothers me like no other. Just drive your vehicle! (I just realized, I needed to mention that the roads were clear at this time, if roads were covered, that would be different).

It’s still so funny that the weather can change so quickly!

Anyway, today I did do a three-mile run, and the Crossfit WOD. This three-mile run was my fastest this week at 25:46. I’m proud of that, even though it’s nothing spectacular, and it was on a treadmill. The WOD was much easier than yesterday, in my opinion. Five sets of three rep back squats. I started off testing the waters with 135 lb. for my first set. I then upped the weight to 185 lb. My last three sets were 225 lb. It was a really quick, comfortable workout.

If any of you are in this suddenly changing weather, be safe out there, but don’t be the snail on the road!