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Two Pounds Down

Sunday, December 06, 2009      3 comments

The mercury has been hovering at about 5 degrees F. I think 5 degrees is colder than a freezer. Since it was so cold, I decided to workout on my elliptical trainer today. I think working out on the elliptical is actually good for me. I put i... Read more

Random Thoughts about Running and Life

Saturday, December 05, 2009      1 comments

I May Be Too Big and Too Old to Be a “Real” Runner: I bought a Runner’s World magazine while waiting for my flight at the San Francisco airport. I am not sure when Runner’s World was first published but it was a long time ago. I noticed ... Read more

Finding new ways to screw-up

Friday, December 04, 2009      0 comments

LOCATION: San Francisco, CA DISTANCE: Not Measured COMPANY: Alone (As Always) TOTAL TIME: 1 hours and 15minutes (Mostly Running and Some Cool-Down Walking) PACE: Moderate WEATHER CONDITIONS: Fair, Temperature 49°F, Feels Like 48°, ... Read more

Running in San Francisco

Thursday, December 03, 2009      0 comments

LOCATION: San Francisco, CA DISTANCE: A Long Ways COMPANY: Alone (As Always) TOTAL TIME: 2 hours and 15minutes (Mostly Running and Some Cool-Down Walking) PACE: Fast (Really Fast!) WEATHER CONDITIONS: Sunny (Clear) Temperature 60°F, ... Read more

Running temperature 24°F -- Dang! That is really cold!

Monday, November 30, 2009      2 comments

DATE: November 29, 2009 TIME: 3:00pm LOCATION: Platte Canyon High School Track DISTANCE: 5K COMPANY: Alone (As Always) TOTAL TIME: 50 minutes (Stretching, Running and Walking) PACE: 12 min/mile WEATHER CONDITIONS: Cloudy, Temp... Read more

Bruised, Battered but Running Anyway

Saturday, November 28, 2009      4 comments

DATE: 27Nov09 TIME: 4:00pm LOCATION: Platte Canyon High School Track DISTANCE: Unmeasured COMPANY: Alone TOTAL TIME: 1 hour PACE: Slow WEATHER CONDITIONS: Wind: 9 mph, Humidly: 35%, Temperature: 36°F, Feels like: 28°F ELEVATI... Read more

To Trot or Not

Wednesday, November 25, 2009      1 comments

There is a Turkey Trot tomorrow (Thanksgiving Day, of course). The "Turkey Day 5K Run/Walk" starts at 9:00AM. My wife wants me to go. I am not so sure. The rib sprain that I suffered in October doesn't bother me much anymore. I still can't ... Read more

Little Cars and Big Guys

Saturday, November 21, 2009      4 comments

As I have mentioned in previous blogs, I officiate high school football. A normal game schedule is about 15 varsity games. Last year I worked 14 games. This year I worked over 20 regular season games and 2 play-off games. Play-off games are ... Read more

I am hurt again!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009      2 comments

Last June I hurt myself doing an 8 mile run with my 29 year-old son, Ben. Ben is a very fast runner. I ended-up doing months of physical therapy. Then football season started. I officiate high school football. Football has always suited my ... Read more

My First Pair of Running Shoes

Monday, November 16, 2009      1 comments

I bought my first pair of honest-to-goodness running shoes in 1978. A fellow named Jim Fixx had just published a best-selling book, The Complete Book of Running. I still have my original copy. The cover featured Jim Fixx sporting a pair of re... Read more

Oh brother -- I am so slooow

Sunday, August 23, 2009      5 comments

A two month layoff of running has taken a toll. I really suck at running now. I decided to do a 5K training run yesterday. I committed to keep running for the whole 5K. I have always tended to burst, run out of gas, walk, and then burst agai... Read more

Running against my own worst enemy!

Saturday, August 22, 2009      0 comments

There is a quote from an old Pogo comic strip, "We have met the enemy and he is us!" I often think about this Pogo quote when I do something stupid and injure myself for the sake of improving my health. Over the past two months I ha... Read more

I Did It! I Actually Jogged!

Thursday, August 13, 2009      9 comments

I went on a run today. I took little steps. I took slow steps. I ran intevals. I ran for 90 seconds then walked for 60 seconds. I did these intervals for 30 minutes. I was very pokey! I think that is what it must feel like to jog. I... Read more

Time to Start Running Again - Maybe

Wednesday, August 12, 2009      2 comments

My physical therapist told me I can start doing some easy running. I am not sure I can do easy running. The feet just start moving too dang fast! But maybe, just maybe, I can learn to jog.... Read more

Physical Therapy is For Sissies

Thursday, August 06, 2009      5 comments

I like running. I like running a lot! Unfortunately, I have not been able to run for over a month. During a training run my right hip exploded in pain! My left hip was sore also. I went to my doctor. “Hey, doc, I got some pain in my hips, ... Read more

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