Archive for May, 2009

Good runs

Wednesday, 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.

1st Brick

Sunday, 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.

Run and stupid Nano

Wednesday, 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.