Short half marathon report.
Had a pretty good Half Marathon this morning.
I decided to push a little harder on this race, but was careful to walk some intervals in the beginning, to warm up slowly and not get injured. I'm always cautious about getting injured. It just... Read more
Making New Year's resolutions is for suckers.
New Year's resolutions are stupid. Who ever started this ridiculous concept? The idea is one is to vow to do something good next year. To start a good behavior or eliminate a bad behavior - because it is, after all, a NEW year coming up.
S... Read more
Just what I needed, more competition!
Did you know there is an ongoing surge in older runners participating in Marathons?
According to BostonGlobe.com there was a record surge in registration of older marathon runners in the 2012 Boston Marathon!
Over the past decade, the... Read more
How to Tie Your Shoes With One Hand. (short video)
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Moderation in All Things.
We (DW, me and the dogs) are heading out later today to see the kids and grandkids for Christmas.
Yesterday, DW was cooking! She made a huge pan of lasagna. Baked two different kind of cookies. Okay, the kind that are premixed and you plop ... Read more
Hey SKINNY, Yer Ribs Are Showing!
I was a really skinny kid. My best friend was fat. The kids next door were all solid muscle, and I noticed it.
Even then I was aware of my body. My chubby friend told me I was "lucky" to be so thin. I didn't feel so lucky.
That was th... Read more
15 mile LR report
Seems like old times again. Today was my first longish run since I did my first marathon in November. Took it easy for a while just to rest the old bones and make sure I was ready to do another. I had a half marathon last week as a training run ... Read more
Ya say ya want inspiration? Okay, read on.
I was in the hospital when my nephew Nick Newell was born. His Dad, Errol, I have known since birth also.
Errol was a champion High School wrestler when he was a teen, and a local legend in wrist wrestling in Milford, CT. I was friends wit... Read more
Boilham - you are such a sap!
I'm not generally a sappy kind of guy. But this will be a kind of mushy blog.
If you spent time with me, you might be surprised that I am fairly quiet, and introspective guy. I might have an occasionaly burst of enthusiasm, but I settle dow... Read more
OUC Half Marathon in the books.
This morning I did the OUC Half Marathon and had a nice run. Weather could not have been better. nice and cool.
I had intended to not race hard but rather use it as ... Read more
Have we gone insane?
Our local Hostess distributor is going out of business today. They are having a final sale of Hostess products at their Bakery Outlet. Twinkies and HoHos will be disappearing from store shelves.
I am watching the local TV news station, on ... Read more
"Spirit of the Marathon", Have you heard of it?
You might be one of those sparkers who are curious as to why we runners aspire to do a full Marathon race. Or perhaps you are a runner yourself, but believe that the 26.2 mile race is just too much for you.
The movie "Spirit of the Marathon... Read more
It's All About Me!
I might need some help with my attitude. I am feeling I might be destined to be a slow runner and I am not happy with that.
I recovered (see, I, I, I, all about me. There will be lots of "I's" to follow) from my recent marathon just fine... Read more
Savannah Rock N Roll posted runners results wrong.
I have been checking on my 3rd place win every couple of days, because I know sometimes errors can be made. It seems someone got left out of the marathon race results, and has since been added. That runner knocked me down to 4th place!! Kind of ... Read more
Your Mileage May Vary
I've been reading a lot about post marathon recovery expectations. From what I have found, it seems to vary from 5 days to 5 weeks. Depends on how well you trained before, how many marathons you've done before, and a myriad of other consideratio... Read more
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