Saturday, September 10, 2011

Still not normal?!

  Man what's up?! I am usually confident, charming, engaging, and do my job well....tonight I just was a pitiful mess when it came to performing the wedding. Oh, basically it went fine...no one knew any wiser except me and Sandy. I am just not hitting on all cylinders for some reason? Well the kids that got married are happy! The bride was beautiful!! I guess there are gonna be days like this?
  I managed a 5k run today and ran a couple of miles @ sub 9's. Hope I sleep this off and wake up to the old Mark tomorrow! Peace!

Friday, September 9, 2011

In a Funk

   So I have hit a funk? Tired and unmotivated. Miles have fallen off....trying to regain the drive. I wonder if the colder weather has put me in a state of torpor? I feel sluggish, lethargic, and blah....not sick...just blah...you know..dull!
  I finally had a decent run today. I actually knocked off some quality miles at decent pace. One mile was 8 min mile! That used to be my easy training pace. One thing I believe...you can get some of your speed back. Back in the day I was rail thin! I weighed in at 162lbs dripping wet. Now I'm stuck on 180! If I could regain that weight I would be happy!! Well, I've a busy weekend. Wedding rehearsal tonight, wedding tomorrow, Sunday will be very full as it is every week. I love what I do!! Peace!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Still a 100

So this could be our last scorcher of a day for a while. I managed a 6 miler putting me over 30 for the week. I have been logging consistent D for 4 months now. Slowly losing the poundage...slowly building the endurance, slowly transforming into the long distance runner I am in heart. The Achilles is doing well...it barks when I run the hard hill runs, yet not bad enough to make me cry....(?) meaning whine.
  I am thinking about the next long run. I need a 14 miler next week and I'd prefer not to have to run hills but it isn't possible. I guess what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. One thing I noticed the other day...my legs. They are really muscular! Guess it's all these stinkin' hills! The shins are huge! The quads bigger than ever....I wonder if I can stay healthy what I might do on a flat marathon?
  Well, hope you are well! Peace!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Last Hurrah

They say we've a cold front coming. It will hit the 70's for highs! Man, break out the coat!!! I decided to bust out a tough run today...2K hill mid-day. It's close to 100 degrees and the sun is out full force. I did it! It was hard but I survived. I believe it will make me stronger. I had the best month in miles logged in nearly two years, 128.11. Plus I am less than 80 miles from breaking 20,000 lifetime miles! Yes, I am obsessive when it comes to record keeping! Been journaling my runs ever since 1985! Hope all is well with you! Peace!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Wane....not whine!

      Summer is on the wane here....the day light is shortening rapidly, the Walnut trees are turning yellow, the weeds are dying out....oh btw, we need rain real bad!
  I really do love Summer, though! I just find it to be the best time of year...Summertime...when the livin' is easy....
  I got out in the 100 degree temps and knocked off a 4.2 miler. The achilles is miraculously feeling better?? I guess cause I've cut down? Or that I'm running lighter? Don't know....just glad! What would I do without running? Whine! Peace!!

25,000 in

    Today I reached a goal I thought never attainable. In our local running club, back in the 80's, were a couple of guys who had reach...