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It seems like every time I run a big event, I have trouble with my diet for awhile afterwards. This week has been no exception. I have had a lot of trouble staying on plan, and that hasn't been helped by the fact that I have been extremely busy ... Read more
Today marked 500 consecutive days that I have done my morning workout without a miss! My streak started on December 23, 2008, and I'm hoping to keep it going for a long time yet. Having a long streak going is a great motivator - I really don't w... Read more
Whiskey Row Half Marathon Race Report
I drove up to Prescott, AZ, on Friday afternoon, and checked into my hotel. It was about 4 miles from there to the start point for the race and the host hotel where the packet pick up was held. Once I had dropped my stuff at the hotel, I drove d... Read more
Survived Whiskey Row!
So, I made it through the most difficult half marathon I have ever done today - and suprisingly enough, I did it in about the same time I have been running them recently! I'm a little too sore and tired to write my whole race report this evening... Read more
Prep for Whiskey Row
Just a couple quick pictures. First is the street sign. This is on the corner beside the race headquarters hotel:
And this is my equipment laid out for the morning:
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A short day
Today is a short day at work so that I can drive up to Prescott this afternoon. I need to pick up my race packet, get checked into my hotel, and I also want to drive the course while it is still light out if I can. I don't know if I'll have acce... Read more
Once again, The Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its yearly neologism contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternative meanings for common words. I would have just posted a link, but couldn't connect to the orig... Read more
Taper week is never good for me
So today wasn't great from either an exercise or a diet standpoint. It seems I always have problems the week before an event. I'm beginning to think that I should never actually run an event - just train and work out like I've always got one abo... Read more
Doctor visit - brief update
I went and had my visit with the doctor this morning. I didn't quite make it to the 30 pound loss I wanted before I saw him, but he was still very impressed. He asked me all kinds of questions about what I did to achieve this, so I told him all ... Read more
Weigh in with the doctor tomorrow
So tomorrow morning is my semi-annual doctor's appointment. I'm going in fasting because I'm pretty sure he will want to recheck my cholesterol and lipid levels. Back in the days before I took up running, before I started to lose weight, and whe... Read more
Only a few days to Whiskey Row!
I did my last hard workout before the half marathon today, a 5.5 mile run. For the rest of the week it will be gentle walks and runs each day, and little or no time on the treadmill desk. I want my legs to be as fresh as possible for Saturday. I... Read more
I got a new camera today. It is a little CoolPix by Nikon. It is charging up tonight, so I'll try it out tomorrow and see if I get any pictures worth posting. I'm looking forward to carrying it with me for my half marathon next weekend. They say... Read more
Best wishes to all the runners!
Just wanted to wish all of you who are doing marathons, half marathons, 10Ks, 5Ks, or whatever a great run this weekend! The Police Half Marathon in my home town of Calgary is this weekend, as well as the Edmonton Police Foundation Half. Calgary... Read more
I got through today meeting all my goals. I stayed within my calorie limit, I burned an extra 1200 calories on the TD, I had a decent run this morning, and I got the things done at work that I needed to do! What more can one ask of a day? So, on... Read more
It's been a long day, and I am headed off to sleep, but just thought I would update anyone who is interested on the dogs. Frodo went and had his abscess drained today and seems to be feeling better. Still on antibiotics and pain meds for awhile,... Read more