Thursday, September 30, 2010

Day 751

Legs are tired today, especially the left quad for some reason. It ached at night, and I can feel it going up stairs.

Still, I decided to push a few more minutes today, and work the sore leg. Maybe it will get stronger.



Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Day 750

A nice afternoon run, down the road, with my son. He’s training for his black belt, and after school we did a nice, short run together.



Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Day 749

A good run for me, cruising along on the treadmill at a good pace with the wind howling outside.



Monday, September 27, 2010

Day 748

Busy today with kid stuff, so I ended up going to the bus stop early and running before picking up kids. Everything felt good, though I should have worn the cho-pat strap. The right knee is aching slightly after two longer runs in a row.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Day 747

Running first thing today, with chores on my mind, and a desire to get running. So I made coffee, went running, and then enjoyed coffee and water after.

Felt good, no aches.


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Day 746

An early morning run. Felt OK, despite being a bit tight this morning in the left calf. It loosened up as I went a little slower.



Friday, September 24, 2010

Day 745

A quick one today, everything feeling fine, despite 3 nights of karate this week.



Thursday, September 23, 2010

Day 744

Too windy to run outside. I hate wind, and it kills my eyes. So a nice, steady treadmill run. Legs felt fine.



Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Day 743

A good, steady run today. I decided to just hit it at 6.5mph and it felt fine.



Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Day 742

A run with Delaney, heading down the road. We were pressed for time, so it wasn’t fast, or long.



Monday, September 20, 2010

It’s not the running

This whole year of 2010 it’s felt like my body was beat up, especially the legs. My knee has ached since Jan 1, though I can write that off to old age, a lack of rest, and a crash snowboarding on that date. It’s gotten better, though it seems like I continually do something to tweak it. The right ankle has rolled 3 times over the year, so almost as soon as it heals, I seem to hurt it again. Lots of chores have made my back sore a number of times.

The other day I woke up with a sore ankle; sore enough that I limped around for a few hours in the morning, wondering how the run would go. I felt better, and made it through the run, though I was sore. I wrote that off to karate the night before and was hoping that I was correct.

However the next day I woke up feeling fine. No pain, no soreness. And no karate the night before.

I think over two years I’ve learned to really listen to and respect my body, not just bullying my way through a run every day. I had major doubts I could really run for a year when I started, but I have proved to myself that it’s possible and your body can handle it.

If I can do it, I think most people can.

Day 741

A nice day outside, and since it feels like the weather might turn soon, I took advantage and headed outside for a nice lunch run.

I took it slow, just jogging along and not pushing too hard. The legs were slightly sore, as was the back after a full day of chores, so I tried to listen to my body and just jog along.



Sunday, September 19, 2010

Day 740

A short one today, early, with a day full of chores ahead of me.



Saturday, September 18, 2010

Day 739

A flaky sensor today that I couldn't get to work, so I ignored.

A good steady run, not too fast, not too slow. A slightly sore knee afterwards.


Friday, September 17, 2010

Day 738

I hit the treadmill again, trying to get done quickly. I also cut off the monitor at 14:00 without including my cool down walk, so the numbers are skewed slightly. I felt great, and cruised the whole time at 6.5, feeling good.



Thursday, September 16, 2010

Day 737

A nice steady run today, inside to save time.



Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Day 736

Back outside, a beautiful day. Or so it seemed. I struggle with these days that are warm when there's no wind, but a little chilly when there is. I had a bunch of gusts run through me as I ran


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Day 735

 I waited for Delaney to run after school, but we were pressed for time, and of course, he got Halo Reach, so he wanted to hit the treadmill and use the minimum time possible. So I was stuck there as well, trying to knock out a quick one and get some chores done.

I felt OK, but decided that I shouldn't push it every time I do and did a quick one.


Monday, September 13, 2010

Keeping Pace

When I run on the treadmill, it reports me as slightly faster than Nike +. That varies depending on the pace I keep, but it's typically slower.

Recently I had two runs that were almost the same distance. About the same time as well. One was 2.14mi, the other 2.17. One in, one out. One was 22:00, the other 21:47. Yet the first felt like I was working harder on the treadmill, and I probably was. My guess is that the Nike + doesn't handle that quick pace, and the treadmill recorded me at closed to a 2.3 mi distance.

However it was nice to see that I keep a good pace according to the Nike+ outside.

Day 734

A nice day, cool, no wind, an easy run outside with slightly sore knees.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Day 733

A long day with kids, so a nice run to perk me up.



Saturday, September 11, 2010

Day 732

A quick one today. Legs were a little tired, so didn’t push too much



Friday, September 10, 2010

Day 731

Starting year 3.

A decent run, not too hard, not too easy.



Thursday, September 9, 2010

Day 730

A milestone day, so despite the wind, I headed out for a nice job down the road. I was a little tired, so I drove up to the top of our hill and then ran fairly level around. A beautiful day, somewhat sheltered from the wind.

The legs were tired, and a little sore from the pounding, but just aching. No pains.


Two Years

730 days, in rough calendar count. I feel like I've really done something (again).

I started this streak on Sept 10, 2008 and it's still going. I am amazed.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Day 729

Too windy to head outside, I had a nice run on the treadmill, cruising along at 6.5 for the whole run.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Day 728

A short treadmill run with a gale outside blowing. I felt great, but didn’t push things far. Did go faster than I have on previous days. Kept a 6.5mph pace for a lot of the run.



Monday, September 6, 2010

Day 727

An early morning outside jog with my son. Cruising down the road at his pace. Some running in place while he walked, but not a lot.



Sunday, September 5, 2010

Day 726

Feeling a little sore and beat up after chores. Trying to take it easy.



Saturday, September 4, 2010

Day 725

An early morning run, knocking out time on the treadmill with a busy day of chores ahead.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Day 724

A beautiful day, and a good outside run. Enjoyed a nice cruise down the gravel road.



Thursday, September 2, 2010

Day 723

Too windy to go outside, so a nice treadmill run today.



Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Day 722

Knocked one off on the treadmill. Felt great, and cruised along.