Sunday, April 21, 2013
I went back and looked at my time from a year ago in the Ronald McDonald of Delaware "Run for the House" 5K -- I've made some strides!
Last year: 33:20 / 10:43 per mile pace
This year: 28:33 / 9:11 per mile pace
In that time, I've learned the importance of great running shoes, good training, good pre-race nutrition, and having a race plan!
All of these will be important in my upcoming 10K in July. One more 5K to run in (race TBD) before I tackle the "BIG" race.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Ran in the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware "Run for the house" 5K this morning. This was the first 5K I ever ran in a year ago, so now it has become a tradition! Anyway, happy to report I ran a PB of 28:33! I believe that was at least 5 minutes fast than a year ago, so great progress, and of course, for a great cause!
I'll be looking for a another 5K race to run in late May or early June, then comes what will be one of the biggest challenges of my racing life (which is just a little over a year old!) -- a 10K race in July - my first EVER!!
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
I had just gotten off of a conference call yesterday afternoon when my wife broke the sad news to me about the bombing at the Boston Marathon. While not the same size and scope as the 9/11 tragedy, a lot of those same feelings from nearly 12 years ago came rushing back. Sadness, anger, and fear all came right to mind.
I'm a BIG Boston Red Sox fan, and now being an avid runner, this incident hit closer to home. It will be a few years before I am ready for a marathon, but clearly Boston will be in the picture when that time comes. And thankfully, the Marathon will go on, albeit with lots of new security procedures starting in 2014.
What is truly sad are that the person or persons responsible for this. That they think this is "right" -- killing and injuring innocent people. That they have the kind of time and apparently the resources to carry out such a bad thing. That their life / lives are so unfulfilled with good things that this is where gone to. It makes no sense to me....
Monday, April 08, 2013
I was so excited to get outside yesterday and do yard work (it was sunny and in the 60's -- PREFECT yard work kind of day!), that I forgot to wear a hat! A year ago, there was hair on my head (granted, not too much!), now there is none! And the sun was VERY strong yesterday, so the head is a little warm this morning!
A good lesson learned before the sun gets even stronger....
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Today marks 3 years since our first male greyhound, Gator, crossed the rainbow bridge. Thankfully the pain of losing him has gotten easier as the time has passed, and we know that he is truly having a better and pain free life. I sometimes have visions of him being with my mom.
He was a 90 lb+ boy, a great racer, but a cuddle bunny! His last few days on earth 3 years ago were tough, but we learned so much from him. 3 months after he passed, we adopted Tomas, and much like Gator, is a big goofy boy!
So Gator, if you can read my blog (and I bet you can!), we love you, we miss you, and say hi to mom for me!
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