Wednesday, January 22, 2014

1/20 - 1/26

Monday:  4 miles w/Jimmy.  I parked at Bear Mtn and ran the famed Gulf Rds of Hinsdale and Chesterfield which are closed to traffic for the winter.  Nice day.

Tuesday:  0.

Wednesday:  3 miles w/Jimmy on HRT.  Gina let me sneak off for an afternoon run.  Beautiful conditions for running - sunny, cold, and good footing.

Thursday:  0.  Refereed two games.  I was able to lift upper x 2 beforehand.  Back is a little tight.

Friday:  4 w/Jimmy on HRT.  Felt good to hit the trails today after school.  Grateful to get out in the sunshine.  My back is a little tight.

Saturday:  6 at the Dublin Winter Chiller.  3.5 mile race in 27:xx.  I will update once the results are up.  Brutal weather 15 degrees with 30mph gusts, and a brutal course.  A lot of huge climbs.  Fun day with two current athletes and Danny, my former athlete, who is getting ready to head off for the Marines in a couple months.

Sunday:  5 w/Jimmy on HRT.  Wow!  I underdressed and my legs felt heavy from yesterday.  The wind was blasting off the river from WNW.  Thankfully the sun was shining!

Weekly Total:  22

2014 YTD:  66.5

Monday, January 20, 2014

1/13 - 1/19 Trading miles for smiles

1/13-1/15 - Goose egg.

1/16 - 1 mile before school w/ Jimmy.  I had to referee two games in the evening.  I managed to lift before the games - upper x3.

1/17 - off.  Doctor's appointment after school.  No time to run.

1/18 - 4 miles in Pisgah w/Jimmy.  Have a cold.

1/19 - off.  My cold is worse.  Didn't feel like running.

This was a dismal week for running, but a good week for being a dad.  I'm figuring out that it is going to be really lucky if I can get out in the early am before school.  Usually, I'm with the babies from 4 am until I leave.  I don't have much energy at 7:30 pm when they are back down for sleep at night.  I'll have to figure it out.  Here's a couple shots of Emma smiling after her bath on Sunday and one of Brady hanging out.

2014 YTD:  44.5

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

1/6 - 1/12

Monday:  0.  I needed a day off.

Tuesday:  0.  I should have run.

Wednesday:  3 in the early am w/Jimmy.  It was around 0 degrees when I headed out the door, but I was well bundled.  Felt good to get back out there after 2 days off.  My back was pretty tight yesterday and Monday, but it was ok today.

Thursday:  0.  Lifted upper x3 and refereed two basketball games.

Friday:  0.  Parenting duties the last two mornings made it so I didn't get out before school.  No energy to get out the door today.  This is one pathetic week!

Saturday:  6 miles solo Hinsdale roads.  I tried getting out the door earlier today, but the roads were suicidal from the ice.  I ended up driving to the boat launch parking area and ran a strange combination to get to 48 minutes.  I would like to get 11 tomorrow in order to salvage at least 20 miles this week.

Sunday:  3.5 w/ Jimmy on the roads in the morning.  My right calf/achilles was a little tight on this run.  I'm going to try to get out later in the afternoon if the stars align and the babies take a long nap.

Weekly Total:  12.5
2014 YTD:  39.5