Sunday, July 27, 2014

Moved my running out west

After nearly twenty years of running in the flat heat of Florida, I've taken my running endeavors west to Colorado. It's a huge change, but I'm really enjoying the hills and views as I run around Anthem Highlands.

I think we may run in the Denver Broncos 7K next month. I have some work to do to get there.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What's a blog again???

The good news is that I'm still running, just about every day. I gave up running with my Garmin some time ago, when I made a decision that running is for my enjoyment and a chance for me to check out for a while. I know my loops well and can tell if I'm on or off pace and I reached a point that tracking every mile just wasn't important to me anymore.

 Of course, this blog has been abandoned for years. Partly due to my running routine, which I have been able to maintain, but mostly due to Facebook. Once I logged onto FB, all of my blogs suffered. It's a shame, because even nine years later, I still find motivation in reading my old posts here. I haven't found a way to efficiently search my posts a FB and feel like my history is a big jumbled mess over there. I actually came back over here, because a friend asked some questions about starting out as a runner. One comment I made to him, was that a journal helped me. It's very true, and kind of sad that I've let my journal sit idle for so long. It's getting warm outside now and soon we will be into the most miserable time of the year for me, as a runner, in Florida. Fortunately, I have experience, and some old motivating posts to help me along the way.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Home Run

Finally, the weather is getting nice enough to feel like I should be out running again. I don't know why I ever stop running every day. Glad I could run a lap around the neighborhood today.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

I've been running steady for more than five months now and I feel bad when I cannot get out for a run. I've focused on running for me, rather than training for a race. I find more satisfaction when I don't feel pressure to run faster and farther. I think my body is happier too. I've suffered some minor dings along the way, but for the most part I've been able to run injury free.

My garmin log is falling behind and I need to upload some data., but I have logged close to 400 miles since March. In addition to running, I've been playing some golf with friends over the summer. Playing is an exageration, but I'm working on it. Another friend wants to start playing tennis. My tennis game is also bad, but I'm sure I can run around the court without feeling like puking.

The summer is gone and I make it through the entire season, running all the way. Now for the beautiful Florida days of fall and winter. It will be nice to get a break from the heat.