Monday, May 21, 2007

A Great Run

I just found a really cool site that lets me upload gpx files.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Still Running

I haven't posted for quite some time. It seems like I'm always to busy.

Well, I'm still at it. I'm down to 186 pounds. The weights coming off a little slower now. Partly becouse I'm enjoying the wobbly pops now that it is BBQ weather,,, and enjoying the bbq's

I'm very happy with how the running is going. I'm up to 30 to 35 miles per week and hoping to get up to about 50/week later in summer. I've ran a 5k and a 10k so far this season. The 5k was 24:04. not a pb but still happy now that I'm older and fatter than I was 10 years ago. The 10k was in 48:11. This was a PR for me for the 10k. (I haven't run many).

My plans to just enjoy the season and have no major goals i think is key. I feel very motivated to get out the door because I'm not training for a marathon, I'm just training for me.

Next year I can Boston qualify ;-)

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Baby it's cold outside.

I just went for my first outdoor run this year. The temperature was -18C (-0.4F) with a -26C (-14.8F) Wind chill. Actually a mild day compared to recent temps. On Monday it was -41C.

I first set out wearing long johns, tights, long sleeved athletic shirt, a fleece top, windbreaker and a balaclava. I ran for 2 minutes before turning back to get my toque to wear on top of my balaclava. (if your not Canadian you are probably wondering "what’s a toque?") Goggle’s your friend!
Though I've ran in much colder temps in the past, it’s been so long that it was actually a very pleasant change.

Tomorrow I'm going back to the grotto for my workout though.

Friday, February 9, 2007

My Hip and Knee hurts

I believe that not stretching has caught up to me, My iliotibial band is a bit tight. It doesn't give me much pain but I can diffinatily feel it in my knee and hip, usually after I've been running for about 20 minutes.

I now stretch before and after a workout and I think its getting better.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Lost 10.4 Pounds

When I woke up yesterday, I weighed myself. I wass 197 pounds. This made my day.

Thursday, January 25, 2007


I'm feeling better today. I may have been dehydrated yesterday. I made an effort to drink water today.

My workout was still light. I was on the exercise bike for 20 min and rowed for 10. I wanted to do some weights but the gym was to busy. All I did was Lat Pulldowns.