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It’s time for the Whine of the Week.  Today I awoke with one of those stabbing nerve-pinch kind of pains in my lower back on the right side, and was having a little trouble walking.. so I thought I’d try running.  Just to be on the safe side, I took half an Ibuprofen before leaving the house.  Lo and behold, I felt no pain once I started running.  As I’ve said before, back pain is mysterious.  It was raining lightly and I didn’t want to get caught in a downpour too far from home, so I ran an impossibly convoluted course, trying to cover some miles while not straying too far from my origin.  It’s times like this when a Garmin would really come in handy..because entering my route into MapMyRun requires me to remember where I was, and I wasn’t really paying that much attention.  I was listening to Dan Carlin’s latest podcast.  I’m guessing it was about nine or ten miles but they were definitely what the serious runners of the world would call junk miles.  And ya know what?  I don’t care!  I embrace the junk miles.  They relax me, and take my mind off life’s incessant stressiness.

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