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Rocking the Virtual 15!
Saturday, April 04, 2020      0 comments

Treating today's virtual 15K like a real race was worth it given the outcome and confidence boost from it. I woke up early (5am!) and was out of the door, through the 1.25 mile warmup over to the Schuykill River Trail, and resetting my Appl... Read more
Easy day, windy day, sunny day so far...
Friday, April 03, 2020      0 comments

I got out despite the wind to see how much I'd be up to running (or even walking). I ended up getting in more than expected (5 miles) in the most isolated park I use for running (1.5 miles there and another back, with 2 1 mile loops, and hardly ... Read more
Thursday, April 02, 2020      1 comments

Good call to make my 2nd day off running this week happen today - the wind speed is already up to 21mph and it's only high 40s, so it wouldn't have been fun [for me anyway] out there. I did, however, stick to my strength training commitment... Read more
Off to the river on a sunny day in Philly...
Wednesday, April 01, 2020      0 comments

Windy day but 40s temperatures got me out of the house; the sun and blue sky pulled me to the Delaware River and up, up, up along it. There weren't too many people out and we distanced properly, but it was just so nice to be out - and have a lov... Read more
Tuesday off (running) but not off working out!
Tuesday, March 31, 2020      0 comments

Since I got in a decent run yesterday, I opted to miss getting out in today's chilly, drizzly morning. But I took advantage of the extra time to get in all 3 strength workouts (upper body, lower body, core). I did posture exercises yesterda... Read more
Oops - Sorry, not Sorry...
Monday, March 30, 2020      2 comments

So today is normal "Monday off" [from running], but with uncertain weather days later in the week, I decided to do a short, shakeout run after yesterday's 15 miles (and hard 13.1 of that). I decided to start out in a less traveled direction... Read more
Virtual Racing! (Virtually Racing?)
Sunday, March 29, 2020      1 comments

Today would have been the Love Run Half Marathon in Philly. I knew I wanted to run today and didn't have a concrete plan in place so, despite having done 10 miles on Friday (NOT something I would normally do before a race), I thought maybe I cou... Read more
Work social hour... And getting the workout done...
Saturday, March 28, 2020      2 comments

Yesterday's "Friday Social Hour" video chat with about 10 folks from my group at work was surprisingly enjoyable. We hail from diverse locations - Omaha, CT, NJ, NY, Philly - and we don't see each other than often (a few from Omaha, I've never m... Read more
Longish run... and a weekly goal/tracking chart!
Friday, March 27, 2020      1 comments

Another day I thought would be "rained out" turned into a LOVELY day for a run. And with no specific timetable in mind (i.e., work can be pushed forward and I had no calls awaiting me), I decided to get in that "longish" run for the week after a... Read more
Workout day - check!
Thursday, March 26, 2020      2 comments

I got myself moving today, talked myself down from completely overdressing to just mildly overdressing, and drifted over to "speedwork park" (AKA Penn Park) to see if my body was up for the normal "Thursday tempo run" workout. It was, indee... Read more
A "bonus day" out...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020      1 comments

I had planned to take today off from running given we were forecast both rain and wind, with 40ish temps. Then I decided I can't take EVERY rainy day off during our isolation mode when I don't have a gym available, so I decided to gear up and at... Read more
Day #2 of the new strength training commitment...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020      0 comments

I almost let it slide again, but got myself moving while watching TV with M... nothing spectacular, but got in a simple lower body workout (5 kinds of squats, reverse lungs, calf raises, etc.) and a simple core workout (9 of the 10 ab exercises ... Read more
Out out out...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020      3 comments

Another beautiful day - in general and for running (albeit a tad windy), so I got into gear and ran over to my favorite park for speedwork. It's on the U of Penn campus, paved paths around and between various athletic fields, etc. with options f... Read more
Jelly arms!
Monday, March 23, 2020      1 comments

I almost let it slide, but... I did it! I got out the Bowflex dumbbells and started in on an upper body workout. I was amazed to find I remembered all of the moves in the first 3 rounds of P90 (Tony Horton's Power 90, the *original*, not the "X"... Read more
A no run day doesn't have to mean a veg out day...
Monday, March 23, 2020      0 comments

I'm taking my normal Monday off from running. Unlike the norm, though, I'm using the enforced isolation to kick off a new attitude. With my gym no longer an option, there are going to be other days I can't run, too (too cold & rainy, too wi... Read more

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