Sunday, May 06, 2012
Heading out to Colorado (Ft. Collins) to my youngest daughter's graduation next Saturday (CSU), so we're in prep mode for travel. One of the things I like to do is put fertilizer down in the back yard since the dogs will be at the kennel, so that'll happen early Thursday morning. Put it down on the front yard early this morning. And of course all of the mowing, etc, since we will be gone for a week.
Still have packing and other tasks to take care of prior to leaving. Looking forward to the trip, if for nothing else we can relax once we leave. Up until then....CRAZY!!
Saturday, May 05, 2012
It hit me well after my weigh-in yesterday that I promised myself a reward if I ever got the scale into "onederland". Of course, when I made that promise initially a few years ago, part of me thought it would never happen in my lifetime!
Well, I was wrong -- it did happen!
So, what is my reward? A tattoo!
OK, don't panic SP friends! I have not done it yet! I'm pretty sure when I do get one it will be a greyhound tat, and it my not be until this fall when "Greyhounds reach The Beach" happens here in Delaware (Dewey and Rehoboth Beach) the first weekend in October. I know a tattoo artist that, of course is owned by greyhounds, and does some fantastic work! The only concern is if he meets the requirements my blood bank have so that I continue to give blood (I think the deal is he has to be licensed, etc). I believe he is from VA, so not sure what VA requires, so I need to check into it. Otherwise, I may need to check into one of the licensed shops here in Delaware.
More to follow...
Friday, May 04, 2012
What a great way to start the day -- stepped on the scale and the first # was a "1" -- it DOES work!! [199!]
I have been thinking the last time I saw a scale that I stepped on display (or spin) to a "1" as the first number -- I think at least 25 years, probably even longer!
What a GREAT way to start a Friday!!
Saturday, April 21, 2012
I did it! In spite of nerves, some digestive issues before leaving the house, and a somewhat sore right calf, I made it through my first 5K with flying colors! The official numbers:
33:20 was my 5K time, best ever!
Out of 850+ runners, I finished 350.
In my age group (55-59 males), I was 12th (not sure out of how many)
What was really great was the atmosphere of the race! I really fed off of that, and I am certain this lead to a really good 5K time.
My right calf is pretty sore, so I plan to take some time off from running (at least a week). But you can bet I will find another 5K to run in soon!
Friday, April 20, 2012
Less than 24 hours until my first ever 5K race. It is a charity race -- benefits Ronald McDonald House here in Delaware! Race info: http://www.running4thehouse.com/event_deta
Lots of good info on race prep, etc out on the web, plus some friends who are veteran racers have been of great help. My right calf is still not 100% (got a cramp last Tuesday), but I am trying to keep it stretched out and loose.
My goal is 35 minutes for tomorrow. In my training, I've hit 35:30 a few times, so I think 35 is very achievable. The calf could be an issue in getting there, but as I have read a few places, I need to keep my pace down early on and look for the big finish, which I have been working on while training, hitting close to 7mph in the final 1/4 mile. I'm sure as long as I don't get a new cramp, adrenaline will take care of any lingering soreness in my right calf.
I'll post with my results tomorrow. Wish me luck!
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