Sunday, August 02, 2009

Summer Vacation is Over



It's August, time for the annual Pub Crawl! You are invited.

I will actually write a blog entry after none in June and July. So what is happening?

- Facebook has stole my blogging time. Shame. Have resisted Twitter however. I am a baby boomer after all and we just migrated to Facebook recently.

- I spent the first half of July overseas.

- I have joined the HARRA Board as an At Large member.

- I have continued having ART done on my Achilles/peroneus tendon area near the soleus. I have continued doing my stretching and stability exercises. And I am running. I run no often than two days after my previous run.

- I started running in April. You can see the mileage on the right side of my blog. Four consecutive months of itty bitty increases in mileage. A magnificent 8 mile run in Amsterdam on July 11, my longest run since who knows when. The Lunar Rendezvous Run 5k on July 18, my second fastest 5k ever in 22:16. The Outriggers on the Bay 5k on August 1, my third fastest 5k ever in 22:19.

So I run 10 to 15 miles per week. When folks were training for Houston last year, I said to myself if I could ever run 10 miles a week, I would be a happy man. With the cross training I do, it is enough for 5k and 10k distance reasonable racing.

So yes I am a very happy man.

No I am not going to push the mileage nor the frequency. My leg is tight and sometimes sore. But so be it, I can run. I hope to run on relay teams during the fall series and have signed up for the Houston half.

Hope your summer is going equally as well.

3 comments:

Jamoosh said...

Joe Carey is back! Do I need to drink beer at every stop and what happens if I don't continue once I hit Boondoggles?

Crosstrain said...

There is no "DND" for Did not Drink, nor is there a DNF. Drink anything, run, walk or hitch a ride. The only rules are to stay out of the road, cross at crosswalks and don't drink and drive.

the daughter said...

don't forget - you spent a long weekend at the end of the earth (a few miles further, actually)... you know, with the perfect weather and all.