Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A nice gift.

Yesterday was my birthday. I am happy mom and dad got together in bed 57 years and 9 months ago; don't know about you?
Met Jonathon, MC and Jared at the Loop Sunday afternoon for a small quiet dinner. That was the extent of the celebration. My run yesterday was NOT. For some reason my right foot decided to develop a knot in my arch. Could it be the new Birks? Anyway I though a walk with the pups and Super G would be better than hurting myself further. And today the knot has not made an appearance. With age comes.... more ugliness.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Old School

My watch/HR band broke Saturday. I'm not in a big hurry to get it fixed. And I'll have to send it back to the manufacturer. So I've just been looking at the kitchen clock before I go for a run and looking when I get back. Just like the old days! My 45 minute run was 65 minutes and last night my 30 minute run was 50 minutes. Maybe it is just the cooler weather but not looking at a watch during the run has made me run longer. I don't dread the minutes slowly, ever so slowly ticking past. I'm gonna keep with the no watch scenerio for a bit.
Writing of cooler weather there was white stuff on Pikes Peak yesterday. Who cares if it was hail or snow; it was white. And I'm calling it the first snow of the season! So take that!

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Got in my 5 days this week. But for me the big news was Friday. Usually I walk with Ted in the am then try and run later. Try being the key word. For those who don't know Ted; he is a very accomplished runner. Like me he was a sprinter in HS and later ran the marathon the graduated to Ultra distance stuff. Ted was still placing in his age group and kicking some young ass until ~ 20 months ago. He had surgery to replace his hip. No more running was what he was told. But about 2 weeks ago he went in for his last checkup. His Doc told him he could run on the treadmill. But as an untra guy Ted doesn't take to the 'mill. Ted asks if he can run trails and softer stuff. YEP was the reply. So Friday Ted starts running during our walk. WTF I asked? Then the story is told. Nothing like ruining a good walk with a run. I'm so happy for Ted.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Now a pic from the OLD days do I look like a runner?
Busy July but now it's August and it will be even busier! Jogging has been sporatic at best. What few runs I've gotten in have been fun. And I'll take fun or druggery on any jog.