My apologies, nonexistent readers, for not updating you in almost a week. Most of the week was spent icing my shin or knee and trying to keep both elevated, so there wasn’t much to report. On Thursday, I felt well enough to run again, but I decided to leave the hydration belt I hate behind … More The Finish Line is Just Another Starting Line
Saturday was supposed to be week 9, day 3 of One Hour Runner, a 55 minute run. I started with my usual half-bagel with cream cheese and added a bag of extreme sport beans. It was hot and I just felt exhausted. I only made it about thirteen minutes before I just completely ran out … More Running for…Fair Tickets?
Condition: I hate running laps. I like for my run to have a start and a finish, and there’s something demoralizing about running around in circles, even if they’re really big circles. I realized that this had actually become an anxiety, causing me to map out long and complex routes to avoid running laps. Problem: … More I don’t need to run around in circles….
It’s been a long few days, and I haven’t had time keep you updated, nonexistent readers. On Thursday night, I attended the Training Kick-Off Party for the P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘N Roll Arizona Marathon & Half-Marathon. I had a good time and made contact with several charity running organizations. I’m probably going to sign with … More Running for Beer & Pizza
I waited until after nine o’clock pm last night to go for my run so that it would count for the Shoes Challenge. It was the final run for week seven of One Hour Runner, so I loaded up my hydration belt with water, sports drink and sport beans. The moon was full and accented … More Running for Shoes
What most people don’t get is that zombie movies aren’t really horror movies; they’re disaster movies. Nobody cares about the zombie characters. It’s fun to see them get killed in new, imaginative ways because they’ve lost their humanity. No, zombie movies are about how survivors cope and continue to survive, how they learn to depend … More Rule #1: Cardio
For some reason, yesterday morning’s run didn’t sync properly on nikerunning.com. It showed up in my dashboard and applied to my goals, but did not show up in my list of runs, and more importantly it did not apply toward any of my challenges. I emailed Nike+ support about the issue, and they said that … More Tenacious with a capital T!
Yesterday, I completed all of the goals that I set for the last four-week period, so I set all new goals for the next four weeks: Run 15 times. Run 60 miles. Burn 8000 calories. Complete 5 runs at a pace of 9:20/mile or better. All of these goals are due by 10/30, and they’re … More New Month, New Goals
I stepped out the door this morning, clad in lightweight polyester moisture wicking running garb, and encountered a foreign sensation. I was actually cold. Fall has finally rolled into the valley of the spun, and a sunny 65° morning greeted me. I shook it off and started down the road, warming up quickly. I took … More Brrr…This is awesome!