Saturday, January 12, 2013

Get Dirty

It might be a little hard to tell from this picture, but we are all filthy! Me more than Ziggy Pup, Pepper more than me.  We are puppy-sitting the Zigster, so we went for a run.  Completed the 2.75 mile Horseshoe Lake trail at a 15.9 min/mile pace.  Phew! There was a lot of sliding on the half mud, half ice trail.  Ziggy was a handful on the leash.  The ice was unstable part of the time and I was breaking through.  This made the going a little more slow.  It's a little abrasive on bare feet (for me), but the dogs didn't seem to mind.  I really didn't either.  I took advantage of a rare 60 degree January day.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

A Dogs Pace

I mostly run with Pepper.  I follow her pace.  She pushes me once in a while.  I rest during a sniff, often. We seem to work together well.  I'm glad for her company.  She is always willing and happy.  We smile at each other.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Winter Running

Running in winter but thinking about summer on the beach.  I think I'll try this yoga pose.

I have run the same 3.7 mile rout all this week and I'm getting faster.  Running longer however is still a question.  We do what we can, eh?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Another Year Has Come, I Think I'll Run

Happy new year! My last post was about a year ago. When your work involves a lot of computer stuff, it's hard to find motivation to blog at nite.  As it happens, the past year has brought a few changes to my running life, again, so I thought I would relate a little of what's been going on.

Last year was a low point for my running.  I was working and didn't find enough time to run.  That will not happen this year! . . . enough of that . . .

2012: A summary:
I finished my first 50k - the Fools 50k in 7:57 or so.  I finished second to last and was humbled by the last place runner who finished 8 minuets behind me, but unlike me, running half barefoot and half in aqua-socks, she ran it all barefoot.

I DNF'ed the YUT-C again.  This time, it wasn't self doubt but my arthritic hip that brought me to my knees.

I lost my job.  Corporate life sucks.  Living up to other peoples expectations is bullshit!

Ran the GNYER 5k slower than ever before (30:17), but with the most effort. Chuckled at the comments - FROM THOSE WHO WERE BEHIND - "must have take a bet," and "there's always one guy running barefoot" - first guy was wrong, the second guy was right, and it's been me for the last 3 years. In 2009 I was scared and ran in Vibrams.  I put the afterburners on for the last tenth - it was great.

2013: A Summary:
Ran a slow 3.71 miles today - Pepper did a lot of sniffing :-)

Run, Run, Run.
Merry New Year.
Play it loud!!