Sunday, January 11, 2015

Here we go again!

I don't want to jinx it but I think I'm starting to like exercise!  I've been showing up to random group exercise classes at the Y.  I'm not running much at all, can't seem to get any steam behind it.

Thursday, January 16, 2014


I was so restless yesterday after work.  I think I was edgy because I didn't have my regular day off plus I worked half a day on Saturday .  I'm only just experimenting with working out after work.  Ironically I wanted to but I also had other stuff to do...stuff that didn't get done around the house because I went to work on my day off.    So I walked at lunch and walked the dog when I got home.  I was irritable though,  got a few chores done and tried to get to sleep early.  Still, I was so restless, I woke up around 2am had coffe and peanut butter toast and hit the treadmill for 45 mins...mostly running.   I now have about a half hour before I need to leave for work.

So my workout is done but am I gonna bonk by midday?

Addendum:  I did start to lag after lunch but felt fine for most of the day.  I love getting the workout done.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Fairy Dust, Rainbows and Bobble Heads

My daughter Miranda is 18 and is showing  interest in starting to run, so far she's mentioned a Tinker Bell race at Disneyland and a color run coming up near us in February.  We've done a couple of 5ks together before....the last one was a Giants Great Race, the motivation being a Matt Cain bobble head.
I am very motivated to support her interest in running, I just need to walk the walk (literally!) and not cram training plans down her throat.  She's not really interested in learning all there is to know about running, she just wants cool swag.  Whatever it takes right?  If I play my cards right we could actually have fun and get in shape together.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Golden Hills Trail Marathon 2007

This was 7 years ago.  I was on the cusp of crossing over into ultra running status and then for no obvious reason I just quit .  Looking back at old blog post has been enlightening.   I'm still not sure why the wheels feel off after the race, I never ran with enthusiasm after the trail marathon.   It was a good day but if I am honest I was relieved not to be slave to the training schedule.  You hear it all the time " don't be slave to the schedule, figure out what works for you".   I thought I did .  I built this race up so much in my mind that by the time I crossed the finish line....anti-climatic as that was ...not much fanfare at trail races but no family or friends could be there, and my race report was barely noticed , I think I was doing the race just as much for external recognition and when it didn't come I didn't have enough internal motivation to continue.

Big Island 2010


Yay!  I got back into my old blog.   Started a few others but this is where I first started running and blogging.  It's been awhile since I've done much of either.  Trying to run after work blows at the moment but it will get better, just need to keep at it.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

zen runner

and while running is never effortless i have been revisiting an old copy of chi of running and  trying a couple things out.  my knee still bothers me and i probably can attribute it to being heavier vs my shoes.  meeting up with kate this morning for an easy 3 mile trail run .