Friday, November 21, 2008

cold night run

Well, I didn't get out for a run the other night like I was hoping for. But I did go for a short 4 mile run last night with the reflective vest on. The run was good and the vest didn't cause any issues at all. It was cold and my ears-sinuses hurt at the half way point. I didn't wear any head gear and I had my headlight on so I took it off and carried it in my hand which helped. I was happy to get a run in during the week as I started to feel like a weekend warrior a little.

It looks like it is going to be a cold weekend here and I am getting excited to go to south Florida next week and get some runs in. I am driving down with one of my younger brothers and no beautiful wife and big boy which I am both happy and sad about. I will miss them but will try to take advantage of the time away with my family.

Hope everyone has a good weekend and is able to get out for a run or walk. Love and hug your loved ones every chance you get. Live life to the fullest everyday!

Monday, November 17, 2008

veterans golf and a great saturday run

I decided to not run last week until saturday because I was not feeling great when I got home everyday. I am glad I took it easy during the week and really enjoyed playing golf with 2 guys from work on tuesday which was veterans day. Golf was awesome and we had a great time with some good golf mixed in. The only problem with it was it took us all day to play 18 holes but glad we played. I guess it wiped me out though and now I would love to get the driver I was sampling from the clubhouse, I went this driver straight and very long.

I was able to have saturday to myself for a couple of hours since the big boy wanted to go to his grandparents house. I got stuff done around the house and then went for a run around lunch time. It was very windy out with some gusts blowing around 20ish knots and at one point when I was running into the wind, the wind picked me up some. It was a great run and I did a good 5 mile route with a 9:30ish pace. I picked up a safety vest at the store this weekend for my night runs and I am planning on giving it a try tonight.

Love and hug your loved ones every chance you get and live life to the fullest.

Monday, November 10, 2008

a great run

Had a great weekend with spending good times with the beautiful wife and the big boy. We hung out at the house and played some and then went to a park and played some more. The beautiful wife and I went on a date to dinner and a movie which we saw Zack and Miri make a porno. The dinner was awesome at a mexican restaurant Cantina 1115. The movie was good but not one of Kevin Smith's best.

On sunday, I got some small things done around the house and then went for a run. I started the run feeling good and was happy to be out during the daytime and wanted to just enjoy the run. With just under a mile left to go, the nike+ training run came on the ipod which was a 20 minute pace builder. I did the training run which increased my distance some and also my pace. I was spent though when it was over which was nice. I did have some chaffing going on in the crotch area and a weird cut on top of one of my toes. Not sure how that happened. I will try to get more workouts like that from Nike+.

Love and hug your loved ones every chance you get and live everyday to the fullest!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

a welcome shower

After taking all of last week off from running and working out, I was determined to start this week off right and go no matter what. So I headed out around 7:30 in a light mist rain. I was going slow the whole time to prevent injury with a focus on relaxing and enjoying the run. And I did. Was a great run the whole 4 miles and at the turn around point, the light mist started to become a real good down pour. It only lasted for about a minute which isn't bad and I was wearing a hooded vest which helped. As I was ending the run it really started to rain hard so I ran the last 200 yards in an all out sprint (uphill). As soon as I get to the house and in the garage, it stops raining. I am so happy to be back out running again no matter the weather.

Love and hug your loved ones and live life to the fullest everyday!

Monday, November 3, 2008