Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Day 812

Still cold and windy outside. Not a day I want to be out there. A slower one on the treadmill, with the legs tired and a little sore.



Monday, November 29, 2010

Is Cold Weather Better?

I live near Denver, which has the reputation of being cold. Most people think snow and winter when they think Denver, but really we have great weather here, often sunny and nice.

I tend to run a lot on the treadmill. I do it because it’s convenient, but also because I hate the wind. I’ve hated it since I was a kid and if I see the trees moving with any force, I’m in the basement.

I was running recently with a friend in Las Vegas, and he said that he loves the winter. He can always put on more clothes, so he thinks it’s easier to run then.

That makes sense, but I still prefer the summer. Those hot lunchtime runs are nice for me. A good sweat makes me feel good. I was disappointed this last Vegas trip as it was only 80 during the day, and about 70F when we were running at 7am. The last time it was there, I loved the 110F 2pm run.

Day 811

It is cold outside, too cold for me, and very windy. Plus snow on the ground.

Treadmill again, a little faster.



Sunday, November 28, 2010

Day 810

A nice easy run.



Day 809

After some skiing, the drive home, I did a short treadmill run. I felt great, and pushed a little.



Friday, November 26, 2010

Day 808

A nice easy run, despite the lack of skiing today, I know the legs are tired, so I didn’t push, cruising <6mph most of the time.



Thursday, November 25, 2010

Day 807

Treadmill after a cold day skiing


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Broken Nano

Again, or at least, it’s broken for now. It works, except that when I click the Nike+ item it tries to load and then reboots, so I’m back to manually tracking, and entering, runs for now.

Day 806

A nice steady run on a day off from skiing



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Day 805

After a long day of skiing, I managed to walk over to the small exercise center for a short run. Slow, steady, and easy.



Monday, November 22, 2010

Day 804

A long day of skiing, and an easy jog on the treadmill after.



Glad this isn’t me

Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must move faster than the lion or it will not survive. Every morning a lion wakes up and it knows it must move faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve. It doesn't matter if you are the lion or the gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be moving.
Source: http://www.famousquotesabout.com/quote/Every-morning-in-Africa/396162#ixzz15fQhmgHE

A friend sent this after seeing me hit 800 days. Glad I don’t have to run to survive, but I am thrilled that I am able to run every day and enjoy it.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Day 803

After getting home, a quick run before leaving on vacation.  Nice and steady, just pushing through.



Saturday, November 20, 2010

Day 802

An early morning run in NYC, hitting the treadmill at 6:30 before a long day of work.



Friday, November 19, 2010

Day 801

It was frustrating trying to get into the city, but I made it, dropped stuff in my hotel and changed, and headed to Central Park. It was dusk, about 5, but I was only 4 blocks away on 54th St. I’ve been to the park, walked through, even ice skated on the pond there, but never run through. So this was a treat for me, cruising through the park, enjoying the sites.

It was neat to be around so many other people biking, walking with strollers, and jogging. Most of them were faster than I was, but that’s OK. I enjoyed looking at the lighted buildings in the distance as I wound through a short loop.



Thursday, November 18, 2010

Day 800

Windy outside, and I was trying to hurry, so I did this milestone inside. The legs felt great, and I did half at 6.5, then went to 6.6, which is the pace I need to get Delaney to for his karate run.



Day 800 - Another Milestone

A milestone for me. One I never thought I’d get to, but I made it. I haven’t been all that excited after 700, and 750 passed easily, but I had sore knees, ankles, and I wondered if I’d get to 800.

But I made it, the legs are feeling better, and I’m closer to 1000 than I ever thought I’d get.

Nike + Fail

Not a complete fail, but since it was reading my pace at 4:22 for a few minutes, something is wrong. I have to pull out the sensor, give it the blow and shake cleaning, and then see if I can recalibrate it back down to a normal pace.

Kind of annoying, but this one has probably gone a couple of hundred miles with me, so it's not the end of the world. I'm not sure my last one was dead, and I kept it, so I'll experiment with it as well.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day 799

A nice run today, cut a little short since I have a sick kid at home and work is piling up. Kept a steady pace for the whole run.



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Day 798

After some long days, I needed a break. So I took it a little slower today after going back to karate last night.



Monday, November 15, 2010

Day 797

Back at work, snow on the ground, a treadmill run, and I felt great. No out of breath, no pain.



Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day 796

An easier run today. Felt a little worn out.



Saturday, November 13, 2010

Day 795

A quick afternoon run after a long day of scout merit badge college.



Friday, November 12, 2010

Day 794

A nice, steady, quick run, keeping at 6.6 the whole time



Thursday, November 11, 2010

Day 793

All alone at home, snow on the ground, and a chilly morning had me back inside running.

I started at a steady 6.6 (after warmup) and then added in some 7.0 stretches since I felt great. I pushed a bit today, but was never out of breath.



Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Skin Tags

I have an annoying skin tag, a small growth, that is bothering me. It came up when I was traveling at a conference, in jeans all day, in uncomfortable chairs. I noticed it while running one day, and it's been bugging me ever since.

It's on my upper leg, just below the gluteus. So it's right near my butt, and it's annoying. I searched a few places, and a number of people say that it's not worth a trip to the doctor. They recommend tying it off with dental floss or sterile thread and then snipping it off, using some antibiotic for a few days.

I need to do that, or at least, I need to ask my wife if she'll help and if it's not the dumbest idea she'd heard of. In the meantime, running with some annoying pain.

Day 792

 Cold, but calm, however too much snow for me to run in. I could, but I don't want wet feet. Treadmill time.

I felt great inside, and ran up at 6.6 for most of the run, doing a few 7.0mph minutes as well.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Day 791

The Nike+ flipped out, so I need to edit this run, or make sure this is the record.

It was 50F at 7am this morning and the sun was shining. When I went out at lunch, a t-shirt worked, but the weather changed quickly. By 2:30 there was a light dusting of snow on the ground, so an outside run wasn’t looking like fun.



Monday, November 8, 2010

Day 790

Racing around, a run after finishing errands in Seattle and before my flight. I raced on the treadmill to knock one out.



Sunday, November 7, 2010

Day 789

A relaxing morning in Seattle, but not great weather. Started my day on the treadmill on the roof of the Renaissance hotel.



Saturday, November 6, 2010

Day 788

Out with Delaney today, going down the street at lunchtime. Slow, and I can see he's falling back in his fitness, so we'll have to work on that.


Friday, November 5, 2010

Day 787

My last morning run in Las Vegas for this trip. Legs were tired from pounding on pavement, but we set out slow on a nice, easy jog


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Day 786

Another great morning run in Las Vegas. The pavement is rough, but I have nice route around the Madalay Bay that goes about 25min as I jog with a friend.



Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Day 785

Out early in Las Vegas, running on pavement with a friend. A good way to start the day.



Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Day 784

A short morning run before I head to Las Vegas. A nice stready, slower jog on the treadmill before I get kids  up.


Monday, November 1, 2010