Archive for July, 2007


5 easy miles on the mill.


A 3-mile walk last night with my running partner and a GREAT, fast 5-mile run through the city this early a.m.

It may work out that we are able to get both 10-mile runs in this week at the Rock. If it does, Monday, Friday, and Saturday will be 5-mile runs, Tuesday and Thursday will be 10-mile runs with Wednesday being a rest day in between.

I love this new Sports Authority/Nike+ ad I just saw on the back of a Running Times magazine! It’s the picture of a runner’s calf and superimposed on it are these words:

“This calf is a hard drive, packed with gigs of running memory. It started out
as a puny chip and grew into a big bad CPU. Bulging with data. Lining up for
the first 5K. Breaking the 10-mile mark and not bonking. Training all summer
for a marathon only to get hurt before the race. But still finishing anyway.
All those runs. Stored right inside this ultimate processor.”

An entry from a blog I was reading today:

“If I had to select one marathon that I really like it would be the Marine Corps
Marathon,” he said. “The Marines are involved and there is a lot of support
around the course; you’re running on Constitutional Avenue, you’re running by
all the monuments and along the Potomac River. It’s a very nice run.”

~ Marv Bradley



I feel surprisingly well after yesterday’s 15-mile run. Very little residually soreness at all. I made sure to stretch yesterday, several times + the Endurox R4, and I’ve been eating well [a lot of anti-oxidants], and I took my Aleve last night and this a.m.

Tonight I will go for a walk with my running partner, and tomorrow, in the a.m., we will go for a 5-mile run through the city — one of my favorite places to run 🙂 Can’t wait!

Our next LONG RUN will not be until Saturday, August 18. This one WILL be long — a 20-miler. No fears though, after yesterday’s super fantastic run I feel confident that a 20-miler or a 26.2-miler or whatever is very doable. Looking forward to it!

The next 2 weeks will both consist of 3 5-mile and 2 10-mile runs.


GREAT 15-mile run!!!

We got out an hour earlier than usual and that really helped with the heat. The weather was really nice. I was concerned with the BIG storms that moved through the area last night that it might still be raining this morning but it wasn’t.


5 fast miles on the mill. GREAT run considering what a bad nights sleep I got.

I really, really blew it yesterday afternoon/evening. I came home from work late, frustrated, and starving — that’s NEVER a good combination! First there was the bowl of cereal [yes it was Kashi so that wasn’t too bad], then there were the 3 Pizza Hut bread sticks left over from Saturday night — SO not worth it. Dinner was just a BLT w/o mayo on white wheat [home grown tomatoes], an OK dinner I guess. Here’s where it gets really, really ugly… After dinner: 4 Nutter Butter cookies, 6 Oreo, and then another bowl of Kashi. It’s a wonder I wasn’t sick!

I don’t know WHY I did that. None of it satisfied. I should have gotten up out of that office chair a couple of times and taken a break, maybe gone and gotten some Starbucks or something so I wouldn’t be so starving and frustrated all at the same time.

Today I will respond differently. I’m going to take a break in the afternoon, get up out of my seat, stretch, have a snack, go walk some or something.

Today I WILL BE GOOD, tonight I will sleep, tomorrow I won’t be beating myself up 🙂


Good 5-mile run on the mill.

Will do another 5 tomorrow. Wednesday will be an off day with 15 (3 laps around the Rock) on Thursday — our first really long run of this training session. Friday will be an off day and then I (or we — depends) will run 5 on Saturday. That will round out another 30-mile week.


5 fast miles on the mill.

This Could Be Your Boss…
A young executive was leaving the office at 6 p.m. when he found the CEO standing in front of a shredder with a piece of paper in his hand. “Listen,” said the CEO, “this is a very sensitive and important document, and my secretary has left. Can you make this thing work?”

“Certainly,” said the young executive. He turned the machine on, inserted the paper, and pressed the start button.

“Excellent, excellent!” said the CEO as his paper disappeared inside the machine. “I just need one copy.”

Lesson learned: Never, never assume that your BOSS knows everything.

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