I’ve been thinking about some running inspired ink. I’m not going in this direction, but a bit of web research yielded this gem. Over the top, yes, but still pretty great. I might have chosen a different font, myself. At any rate, worth a look. Always up for a literary tattoo…
I love this image. Style. I haven’t read the title on the left, but I have seen the cover from time to time, and I have read the issue of Runner’s World that used that image for their cover. Very cool.
I’ve been put in the mind of sweet running images since I’ve started clocking my Work Day 5Ks. Just a little 3 miles on my lunch break. Love it.
I’ve been trying to do some kind of exercise every day. Sometimes it’s a bit much, and I need to work up to it. Yesterday I woke up at 6 and got in a 3 mile run before 7am, which was REALLY great! Yesterday evening I also played soccer and I was totally beat by 10:15pm. That’s fine, but my plan to do another AM run today didn’t pan out. It’s tennis this afternoon instead.
I’m trying to work out an early morning running situation for the next month or so. I love the idea of getting up at 6 and having a run done by 7, so I can come home and catch the first match of the World Cup at either 7:30 or 9:30, depending on the day! We’ll see how that goes. I’m really, REALLY glad that I took the time off from running and playing footy when my knee was acting the fool. Had I pushed it, I still wouldn’t be able to do things without pain. There’s the lesson…if you get hurt GIVE YOURSELF TIME to get mended before you get back to it.
I got sick of the most physical exercise being shoveling snow. I finally feel a bit better (the headcold is almost gone) so I got out for a quick run. I got in almost 3 miles, which was good. It was lightly snowing, and I love that. It was a bit windy, but it wasn’t too bad temperature-wise.
I have to say, if felt SO GOOD to get out there. It has been too long. Hopefully…blizzards not withstanding, I’ll be able to get more running in soon.
Today I did my first 10 mile run!
I’m pretty excited about it. It was my five mile route twice…nothing special there, but it felt pretty good. I felt better at mile 9 than I did at mile 7 I think. It got a bit better. It was a nice feeling. It also makes something like a half marathon seem way more possible!
It was a bit cold (around 35 degrees), and it took me a while to do this run. It was just under 2 hours.
It’s been too long. I’ve been busy, but it’s been good. X-mas had me dealing with a -headcold. I ended up feeling better by New Years and got in some good runs. I’ve started keeping a running log in a little notebook. I log the day, time, temp, where I ran, distance and time (if I ever remember to time myself!). I also leave space for a little notes section. I like it. It’s a nice way to keep things on point.
Today I got in a nice 3 mile run. It was 22 degrees, but the wind wasn’t bad. I’ve been really into the new proper cold weather gear I got for myself. I got proper pair of cold weather tights. They are amazing. They are so much more effective than the old cotton long johns I wore before. I also got one of those fancy under armor “hoods.” It’s basically a ski mask kind of device made out of the cold weather under armor material. It works like a charm! SO good. Even though it was very cold out there today, I felt really good (especially after mile 1).
There will be more up on here soon. I have some pictures and some posts cookin’. See ya very soon!
The small bit of the so-called “blizzard of ’09” that Southwestern Pennsylvania got happened last night and today. It was beautiful. There were temperatures in the twenties, and the snow was flying. I shoveled the drive around 2pm. It was nice to be out in it.
I was struck around 4:30 or so to get a run in. I geared up (including my new headlamp!) and went for it. It was fantastic. The snow was all over the place. It was a bit slushy and slippery, but overall really great. It felt a lot like running in sand or something. The plowed bits were kind of intense. There were piles of snow about knee-high that I had to jump over (which made for an eventful evening), and usually when I made it over the pile of snow, I’d be running in 6 inches of powder with slush under it.
At about mile two I passed a house with a small child, two adults and a dog playing in the yard. The chile yelled “HI RUNNING MAN!” to me as I went by. It was great. The adults in the yard laughed, I said hello back and though how great it all was.
One really beautiful thing happened. It was getting darker each moment as I ran. When I would breath out the headlamp would catch the steam from my breath and the falling snow would look iridescent. It was quite wonderful.