Saturday, February 21, 2009

6 mile

I got a nice 6 mile run in today with a couple of times into a really strong headwind. I was feeling tightness or some slight pains at different parts of the run and even tweeked my left knee at one point but just kept on going. Really looking forward to the warmer weather runs that should be soon. I going to try to get a couple of runs ins this week to keep the muscles loose.

Love and hug your loved ones every chance you get. Live everyday to the fullest.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

busy, busy

A little late on this post but I have been crazy busy at work. I had a great 5 mile run on saturday with a easy 9:15 pace. I was planning on another run on monday but decided to spend the day with the big boy and we went for a hike on the trail I usually run instead. We had a blast all day together with playing on the play ground, hiking the trail, practicing golf, eating at McD's, and playing with the cats at the inlaws, nothing but great times. The temps and weather have not been good this week so I am not worried about my runs til the weekend.

I don't really worry about the low miles I have been, or haven't been getting in this winter. I will crank up the miles soon especially when the weather cranks up. There may some difficulties to the miles and runs though as I seem to have knocked up the old lady, so we will be working on lots of family time which is not bad at all. It is still very early on in the pregnancy but we are hoping for the best, and will tell the big boy later on in the pregnancy.

Love and hug your loved ones every chance you get. Live everyday to the fullest.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

feeling great

I got a good 4 mile run in on Monday night with a nice easy 9:30 pace. I wanted to relax and enjoy all that the run had which I did. It was really nice to get a run in during the week again which I plan on doing more often. I have been feeling really good this week so far with a good run and workouts as well. I am planning on getting a run in again tomorrow evening at a nice easy pace as well and with a 3 day weekend this weekend for me, I hope to get 2 runs in.

I am really looking forward to the 3 day weekend ahead and the fact that I don't have much on the agenda is also a great thing. I was thinking of visiting the family again this weekend but decided last week that I needed to skip that and plan for another weekend soon. Seeing my dad as much as possible is one of my top priorities but the strain has been very high so I decided to take the weekend and enjoy it, preparing for another trip soon. I think I may fly down for the next one to save time.

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

Monday, February 9, 2009

7 on the 7th

The frigid cold winter finally made its way out of town for the weekend and it looks like it may be gone for the week as well. I woke up early on Saturday morning to get my 7 miles in for the 7 on the 7th race. The temp was around 40 and getting warmer as the sun rose during the day. The first mile was cold with a chilled wind making my hands numb, but I shoved them in my long sleeve and kept at the run. The second mile I was starting to warm up some but didn't have much energy in me from a light breakfast composed of a breakfast bar. I fueled up on some gatorade which helped for most of the run. I finished the run in 1:05 with a hard run uphill which I was hurting alot at this point. Having only been running once a week is really showing as well as I am feeling it in my lungs. I am planning on getting some short runs in this week with a desire to get back to at least 3 runs per week.

We had good friends visit us for the weekend from Charleston so I had to hurry up and clean up after the run. We hung out at the house and really enjoyed the time with them. We ended up going to The Cheesecake Factory for dinner that night with them but the beautiful wife and I shared a meal and appetizer as well as a dessert. The place is absolutely amazing and is definitely one of my favorite restaurants. Had a wonderful time with them there as we ate and talked, planning a trip to Charleston in April. We woke up Sunday and spent all morning drinking coffee and talking more about all the wonderful things we have in our life's, family and friends. The left at noon and I immediately starting working outside in the 70 degree weather on the stone patio I'm building. I was able to get what I needed to get done for the patio with a big desire to finish it this weekend if weather permits. The big boy was sick all week and weekend so he chilled out at the in-laws place but had a good time. I miss him but needed to spend time with our friends and wife.

Love and hug your loved ones every chance you get. Live everyday to the fullest! Carpi Diem!

Monday, February 2, 2009

eating to much

I got the bottles for the fuelbelt friday night and worked on getting them ready for the run on saturday. The weather was a little chilly from the wind but was a nice sunny day overall. The fuelbelt is awesome and worked perfectlly for my 5 mile run. The run was good but started out a little rough with a walk for a little in the middle. I was keeping a 9:15 mile pace for most of the run even though my lungs were struggling some until the walk. I was hoping to get a heart rate monitor this weekend but the beautiful wife advised me of a tight budget for the next couple of weeks. We went out to dinner saturday night with the inlaws to a nice local family itilian restaurant which I ate to much. Sunday was a chore day for me with cleaning the carpets in our house. Took me most of the day so I was not able to get a workout in. We went to a neighborhood party for the superbowl with another night of eating to much for me. This time I payed the price as I was up all night trying to get whatever it was that didn't like me out, so I am home sick today. I was hoping to get a run in today but may have to rough through a cold run another night.

Love and hug your loved ones every chance you get. Live everyday to the fullest.