Sunday, October 11, 2009

Snow has fallen on the Tundra.

Woke up to an inch of white fluffy goodness Saturday morning. By noon it had all melted away. Can't remember the last time it snowed this early. Temps were back in the upper 40's today.

Exercise since last post.

10/4 4 mile walk with Zoe. She has proven to be the best of our three dogs to walk with. She always stays on my left side and after about the first 1/2 mile she falls right in step with me.

10/7 5.59 miles. .59 warm up followed by a steady 5 mile jog.

10/8 4 mile walk with Sophie.

10/11 8.59 miles. .59 warm up followed by a steady 8 mile jog. During the first three miles I felt sluggish but managed to push through. Following this run I am feeling very tired but am going to make a point of icing my feet down and stretching out. I had Sharky's to help fuel myself tonight but I was not carrying water. I have a belt that holds a bottle but it is bothersome when jogging. In the past I have considered buying one of those camel packs. Has anyone had much experience with those? I like the idea of the sipping straw that comes with these but am concerned that carrying a "backpack" of water might not be very comfortable.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Something for the team red head

Could not resist posting this video for our favorite red head Matt. Enjoy buddy.

We wants the red head!!!

Wish I could harness some of this kids focus and energy.

Well I'm still hanging in there. Managed a 7.39 mile jog this morning with an averaged pace of 12:12. Take away the two times my jog was interrupted due to traffic at street crossings and I think I would have been below that 12 mark.

My foot continues to feel good and free from planter fasciitis pain. Still taking ibuprofen and icing after runs as a precaution. I however have two mildly bothersome things going on. First I still have one toe that goes numb during runs. Today it felt fine longer though, and did not act up until mile six.(yeah) The other issue is that my left knee is not feeling as strong as my right. The knee will improve as the miles grow and it would also be a fine idea to made it to the gym and put in a little strength training. The real struggle with these two concerns is mental and I do recognize that. When one of these things acts up they tend to become a distraction. Again, thankfully I recognize this and I do my best to push through.

My consistency is still not where it should be, since my last post I have only put in runs of 3 miles(cut short due to running too soon after dinner), 6 miles, 6 miles, and today's run. My work shift this week has me on the 8-5 shift and then into the weekend. So look me up this coming weekend and Skype me. My goals this week are at least two five mile jogs followed by an eight mile outing next Saturday.

Today's run did provide a nice change, our city has added a new trail that connects through to a newer housing development to the south. This will make for a nice improvement to my old long route. Could be spooky at night though because it follows along two sides of the local cemetery.

Hope all is well with you guys.