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Hack! Hack! Wheeze! Gasp! Gasp!
Sunday, December 13, 2009      3 comments

TIME: 4:00pm LOCATION: Bailey, Colorado -- Platte Canyon High School Track and Cross-Country Trail TIMED DISTANCE: 5K 5K TIME: 34:12 PACE: 11 min/mile COMPANY: Alone (As Always) TOTAL TIME: 65 minutes (Stretching, Running and W... Read more
Found a Training Partner - Maybe
Tuesday, December 08, 2009      2 comments

I was talking to a friend at work. He told me he had gone running this morning. The temperature was 5 degrees F. He said he should have worn a hat! It turns out that he is a Triathlete. He told me he was fat and unhealthy and started runnin... Read more
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

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