December 1st, 2009
Finally did a cardio work-out for the first time since August. At least one that didn’t involve crutches and simply moving from point A to point B. We got back from TX yesterday, and I just felt the need to move, so I headed to the Y for a swim. Felt great to be moving, but geez am I out of shape. Pushed very hard, and was able to eek out 575 meters before I thought my arms and legs were going to fall off. But I’m back.
On another note, not only am I out of shape, but from the date of surgery, I’m up to 211 (5 lbs more than pre-surgery). Not too bad for 8 weeks of no walking, but not where I want to be.
June 9th, 2009
So, I’m not committed to any tri yet, but have been feeling the drive to get ready for one. So, I’ve been trying to get multiple activities in lately. In the last week, I’ve added yoga and paddling to the mix.
Yesterday I started the week out right with a pre-work swim (500 free and 300 breast). Followed it up with a very warm 5 miler at lunch (thankfully, some of the humidity has blown away). Finished off with a near 2 mile walk with the fam before bed-time.
May 20th, 2009
Skipped a run on Monday to get some recovery from the weekend. Last night got in a 3.5 miler after the kiddos were down, and the dog had been to see Dr. M for some vaccinations and heartworm meds. It was a perfect night for a run with temps in the upper 60’s and no wind/clouds to speak of. Good stuff.
Followed that by a great lunch run today. Nice and sunny, mid 70’s, so glad I remembered to lather up the scalp with sunscreen this am. Finished with a little over 4.5 miles. Great run, missed most traffic around downtown.
Busy with travel the next few days, so don’t know if I’ll get any runs in. But packing the shoes to see if it works.
May 17th, 2009
This weekend was the first in a long time to not be full of office work and/or travel. So, I took full advantage of it. Saturday am I spent a few hours safety boating for the Chesapeake Boathouse International triathlon. The 2 waves I got to watch/work were the elite Juniors girls and elite junior guys. I was extremely impressed with the competition which haled from all over the world, and probably includes a few future Olympians. They flew through the swim course on a very windy and choppy day. Between flights I was able to watch a few bike loops, and see all the girls get out on the run course. They were extremely good, and fun to watch. Definitely got me amped to get my tri on.
Worked around the house the rest of the day, and after the kiddos went down, hit the bike to chase the remaining minutes of light. Ended up getting in 13 miles in 45 minutes. Not the fastest, but I hit all sorts of graduation traffic, and haven’t been on the bike in months. Followed that up with a 2 miler with the pup. Slept well after that.
Today, did yard work all day, and just capped off the night with a 3.5 miler. Good start to the week.
May 13th, 2009
So, I had a good run this evening. Took the dog for a walk first as he is nursing a sore paw from a run last week. He did great on the 1 mile trek. Then took off, and put in around 3.5 miles. It was warm and humid, and I was definitely feeling the 2 hours of basketball last night. Temp was in the mid 80’s and tons of moisture from the recent and soon to be rains. I started cracking around 3 miles though. Not used to the heat yet.
Bad news is that I think the ipod nano has crapped out. It is rarely picked up by the computer when connected, and rarely turns on. It only comes on occassionally if the toggle switch is turned on and left on for multiple hours, and then only sometimes. It is definitely out of warranty, but when it was in warranty, apple wante $39 to look at it. As it was only worth about 70 refurb I passed. Kicker is I just bought a new sensor, and really like the nike+ system. Anyone know where to find a nike + sport band for a decent price. Seen them on ebay, but at outrageous prices. Or does the iphone have the built in sensor compatibility like the itouch. I’m needing a new phone from att mid nov, so that would bolster the case for the iphone that much more.
April 13th, 2009
We had a busy weekend around the house. No actual “exercise” was performed, but I was sorer Saturday night than I have been a a long time. From Friday through Sunday paint was applied (5 coats for those keeing score); the “old half” of the garden was turned, had compost added, raked, and planted (leeks, carrots, kale, peas, artichokes, sweet peppers, black beans and cantaloupes); and Easter eggs were hunted (once on Saturday and once on Sunday).
Brought the running clothes and so long as the rain holds off this afternoon, I’ll have a decen lunch run. Good cool temps in town after a cold front came through.
March 5th, 2009
Tues night was a rousing night of basketball. We had a good turn out, enough for 5 on 5 with 2 subs. Played for nearly 2 hours. Left exhausted.
This morning finally drug myself out of bed and to the Y for a swim before work. Good workout of 3 x 250m free and 3 x 100m breast. Nothing to write home about, but felt good to use the arm muscles, and be back over 1km for a swim.
Thinking about doing a triathlon this summer. Can’t decide betweeen a local one, or one back in the ‘Port. The one here looks a little more challenging, while the ‘Port one may be a better beginner tri.
March 2nd, 2009
Sorry for the delay in writing. Things have been crazy busy around the office and at the house. 3 weeks of RSV and the related ickies can do that.
Haven’t really been running all that much lately, but am looking to reincorporate a daily routine. Also have given up diet cokes and sweets for Lent. Hopefully will be able to continue for a long time after as well. Hasn’t been too bad, with the exception being the first day, which just so happened to be Birthday Cake day at the office (and we generally have great cakes). Didn’t even go to the celebration to help the resistance.
I’ll end with today’s run. 4.75 miles in 41 minutes. Felt great, but probably the last run in the 40’s for a while.
January 23rd, 2009
The end of the work week has been great. Got out of bed, somewhat late, but with A waking up between 2 and 5 am every day, just getting up early enough to workout was a victory.
Wed, got in a good swim at the Y. The legs were recovering from B-ball the night before, so I skipped the running. Did 3 x 250m free and 3 x 100m breast, breaking 1km for the first time in a long time.
Thurs, up a little earlier, so pushed in a 3.9 mile run, followed by 2 x 300m free and 2x 100 m breast. Felt great.
This am slept in a little, but still put in 3 x 250m free and 3 x 100m breast. Feel great and looking forward to 10 miles or so tomorrow morning. Going to try to hold back on the speed and focus on the mileage and finishing an even paced run.