Friday, April 4, 2008

Double Bubble

Ok, so after stating how "well" the routine seems to be going, I go and mess it up.
Yep, last night I was unable to update yesterdays post because,(and I am ashamed to admit this) I feel asleep. I got a little to comfortable on the couch yesterday afternoon waiting for the snow to stop. Yes, I said snow 2 plus inches of it. It was followed by rain which quickly melted it. I told myself I would run up to SNAP and hit the old TM. Well I never made it.

So tonight I did double duty. I did an evening run, 10 Miles in just under 100 min. And then after cleaning up, I went up to SNAP to do the weight lifting thing. I did skip the legs tonight though.

How this will impact my run tomorrow is weighing on my mind a bit. I did not intend to go over 8 miles tonight but things just felt right. One big plus is that temps reached the mid 50's and I was able to run in shorts for the first time this year. For me, that made a big difference.

I would like to hear some of the things you guys do that help keep you going. Here are a couple of the things I have learned to do.

Keep you eye on the horizon and not on the pavement ten feet in front of you. Being able to see a goal come closer really helps. The is especially true when cresting a hill. There is one hill on my route that as you go up it you can see the roof of a house and then the whole thing slowly comes into view. It may sound like a small thing but as you approach you get that sense of gaining ground. Where if you are just staring at the pavement, it just blurs together.

Visualize yourself reaching points out ahead of you on your route. Instead of just making that next approaching corner a goal, think about reaching the one beyond it or even the next. Think about a landmark that you might have out there.

Before I close for the night, I just wanted to mention that I am glad you guys enjoy the Python parodies I put up. Whomever edited these together did a great job. I came to appreciate Python after I was out of High School. When I was younger I just did not get it. I was more into another british comedy called "The Goodies." Does anyone remember that show? As for Spamalot I have not seen it, though I do own the soundtrack. The Song That Goes Like This is by far my favorite on the CD.

Spam came through Des Moines last year and I did not make it. The closest it is coming this year is Minneapolis in May. The week of my DAM to DAM run. Also that weekend B.B. King will be in Davenport. Grrrrr I wish these were on other weeks.

Well I've been going on for awhile now and should get to bed.

Till Next Time...


Joggerblogger said...

The goodies rock! they have never re-run it though :-(

Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden are still doing comedy on the radio, you can listen to them on the BBC RADIO 4 website (they take part in some really funny panel games)

Bill Oddie - turned into nature boy and presents bird/animal programs and doesn't want anything to do with the other chaps. Shame :-/

If you like your comedy on the surreal side you should really check out "The Mighty Boosh" it's so funny!

mgreene said...

The thing that keeps me going is thinking about how lucky I am to be able to exercise. A lot of disabled vets can not. Plus, even some amputees have the courage to get there and do it. It would really embarrass me if I used some lame excuse not to get out there when I see what they can do.

DebWDW said...

A good rest is just what a body needs every now and then!

Craig Wheeler said...

The song that goes like this is hilarious. That, the jew song, and several in-jokes (such as finger-snapping from west side story or a well-timed set of chords from Wicked) all play at poking fun in general at broadway. Plus all the goodness of Holy Grail. So much to love!

The next Broadway season at the local theater will be announced on Tuesday. I can't wait to see what is coming. Hopefully Sweeney Todd is in the mix. We plan to get a subscription again.

Rae! said...

I have fell asleep before waiting. You must have really needed it or your body wouldn't have done it.

What keeps me going.... This the easiest way to stay healthy. And I have always wanted to try running. I have to bad knees and I am doing it. I am proving my Doctor wrong, and Proving to myself I can do it.

And the collector side of me can't wait to get my hands on the medal. It is a Disney collector item, if I want this one I have to work really hard for it.I just can't go out and buy it. I have to put time ,energy,strength and My Team is there watching,and rooting me on!!!!

Joggerblogger said...

What keeps me running?

I started because my Dad had cancer and I thought I'd run a half to raise money for cancer research UK - nearly 4 years on he still is fighting the ba*tard illness so the least I can do is keep putting in the miles.

Apart from that knowing all you guys are putting down the miles as well keeps me going - even running in a t-shirt in the snow.

My tip for running? when heading up a hill pretend you are on a bike, kick down a gear, sit into your legs (as you would on your bike) stay straight and only look to the top of the hill... not my words but Hal Higdon...if you've never read his work, do a google on him. The man is a legend!

MikeF. said...

Hey Jeff I just added you to my skype contacts. There should be a message there.