Thursday, March 31, 2011

Day 933

Long day, delayed flight, errands with kids, a late night run tonight. And I was beat.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Day 932

Dark outside, tired, struggling to walk to the fitness center, I decided to forego wandering around the golf course in the dark. A good run, once I got going, though 6.2 felt fast here again.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day 931

Up early, after not enough sleep, and on East Coast time. I had a long walk to the fitness center, which helped me wake up. A slow run, but everything felt fine.

1.52 mi

Monday, March 28, 2011

Warm Weather is coming

I can slowly feel the days getting warmer on average in Colorado. That's nice because I like running when it's hot out, going down the road, often without a shirt.

However spring here is tough, with lots of wind. I find myself avoiding the wind, way more than the cold. The cold I can handle, but the wind is brutal on my eyes.

I might try some runs in the local town, where it's a little more sheltered in places. Running among the trees would be nice and I somewhat miss running in Seashore State Park. That was a regular spot for me, often taking a dog, or running with my wife on the weekends. We could cruise through there and just enjoy the day, not too hot, not too cold. It was a great sheltered spot, and I used to run and ride bikes in there, living just outside the entrance on 64st for a year.

Those were fond memories, and I still remember taking our last puppy there, only on a walk, but she was a few months old and wandered into the water, only to be surprised when the bottom dropped and she struggled to swim. Neither of our Great Danes were very interested in the water, but it was a great place to walk in peace, especially Sunday mornings.

I haven't been back to Virginia Beach since I started this streak, but if I go, I'll have to make time to run through the park again and remember what it was like when I used to live there.

Day 930

I had a good treadmill run, starting at 6.5, moving to 6.6mph for most of it after a 1 minute walk. I added a 1.5 minute cool down and barely made it, struggling with a side cramp during the last couple minutes. I haven't felt that in a long time, especially when I wasn't out of breath.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Day 929

A short run, with a party to get to


Saturday, March 26, 2011


I finished the week (I end on Sat) with 16.7mi this week. On top of baseball last Sunday, two days of karate, and snowboarding one day. A lot of activity for me.

That’s a little higher than I’d like to be. I’d like to be 14-15 miles top each week. I felt good this week, but I’m slightly worried about pushing too hard, especially as I try to heal this ankle up.

Day 928

A treadmill run today with a puppy and kids at the house. Felt great, cruised right along at 6.5mph for most of it.


Friday, March 25, 2011

Day 927

I was looking forward to a long jog outside for this milestone, but it's almost a gale outside. Warm, and the temp would be fine, but after a sore eye snowboarding that's still scratched I didn't want to chance it.

So a treadmill day, going up to 6.4mph for a start (after the walk warmup) and then hitting 6.6 for a nice long run. Felt great while running and easily hit my 2.5 mi goal. I could have gone further, but I pushed enough with a sore knee.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Day 926

 A short one today, with my contacts finally back in and a super windy day outside. Pushed a little bit, but waited too long after breakfast and was fairly hungry for this run.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 924

short run after snowboarding. Legs were tired, but not sore.


Monday, March 21, 2011

I hate the wind

More than cold, and maybe a touch more than wet feet, I hate the wind. The last two days were warm, and would have been beautiful except for the wind. It really tires my eyes out and so I avoided the wind by running inside.

Yesterday was chilly, and my eyes were already tired after 3 1/2 hours of baseball. Today I could have done OK, but it's been a  long day and I was trying to get this done so I could get ready for an evening meeting.

Day 923

Late in the day, but a good run for me. Would have gone further, but hoping to ski tomorrow, so didn't want to push too hard.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Day 922

Treadmill run after 3 hours of baseball and lots of wind outside. Not in the mood to brave more wind.


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Day 921

A good treadmill run with a very windy day outside. Felt great, and cruised at 6.5mph for half, then went to 6.6 and just could run. Slightly sore knees before we started, but otherwise feeling great now.


Friday, March 18, 2011

Day 920

A long day, not enough sleep, and busy. Finally I went out for a quick treadmill run since it is windy outside and that kills my eyes.

I felt great, pretty much doing 2min walking and 18 running at 6.5mph. No soreness and I cruised along.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Day 919

This has been a stressful day, kids home, work to do, puppy running around, it's a lot. Plus I need to leave early, so getting 16 min on the treadmill was what I needed.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Day 918

Felt amazing today. The right knee has been sore, but I went out for a short run today, thinking I might stop early and turn around. The sun was shining, and it was 70F.

However almost halfway through the run, just as I was thinking to turn around, I realized that I felt great. Lungs were good, legs strong, so I kept going to the mile marker and then turned around, running faster than I expected. This was a day that I felt like I could just cruise.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Day 917

Later in the day I did a treadmill run. I hit it hard, going 6.5mph for the run.


Monday, March 14, 2011

Day 916

A sore knee today, tweaked it at baseball, and then working on a project at home with lots of bending over.

Still, it was beautiful, so I headed out and jogged down the road, enjoying the sunny day.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Day 915

A hard run today. Baseball, then some work outside, and my knee was sore. I tweaked it somehow at baseball, and it was sore. Started slow, but then it felt better, so I pushed.

Too hard.  sore at night.


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Day 914

Got Delaney out for a run up the driveway to his old bus stop. He struggled with the hills, but we made it through.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Day 913

Took a new route today outside. The weather was great, 60F, and sunny. I headed down the road, then turned and followed the kid's bus route in a loop. It was tough, with some good hills in there, but I felt great at the end.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day 912

A beautiful day outside, 60+F, so I got my wife out for a slow jog down the road.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day 911

I waited too long to run and had to hurry this up before an orchestra concert with my son. I hit the treadmill, quick and fast, 6.6 for most of the run.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Day 910

Late run for me, hungry, and pressed for time. And my neck was sore, so I ran quick, but cut it short.


Monday, March 7, 2011

Day 909

Feeling better today, not really sore except for my back and shoulders. Ran well


Closing on 1000

I'm less than 100 days away. I wasn't sure I'd ever get here, since I tend to get injured doing all the stuff I do, but here I am, 900+ days in and at this rate I'll have 1000 days before I get my black belt or finish the baseball season.

It's amazing to me to even think about getting close. After all, I wanted a year, 366 days to start with, but it was so easy, I kept going. Now I can't imagine not getting to 1000, but I'll have to think about what comes after that.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Day 908

Baseball today and then a sore foot. Pushed through an OK run.


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Day 907

Tired after a busy day downtown at an event. Barely made it through this one. This was a hard run for me.


Friday, March 4, 2011

Day 906

Busy day, so a quick run on the treadmill. Felt good, kept up a nice pace (6.5mph) for most of the run.


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Day 905

Quick treadmill run.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Day 904

Outside, cruising down Bellevue, pounding on the sidewalk. A decent day, a little sun, but wet ground and a little chilly and windy. Carrying my phone around had me reset the workouts once, so I'm not sure how much I lost. Remapped and guessing on time, but this is the distance.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Day 903

Easy treadmill run today, though I was tired.