Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Snow On The Trails

I ran with the Tuesday night group again tonight, it was Randy, Ken, Greg, and me. We started on the trail but we hit a few slick spots (under a light cover of snow) and Ken and I switched to the road for the 2nd half of the way out, and all the way back.

Randy & Greg were sitting in the car when we got back. Often the runners who get back first will turn around and regroup with the slower runners. But Randy & Greg weren't sure if we were on the path or the road and didn't want to miss us, so they stayed put.

Total distance was 4.5 miles.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Running To Relieve Stress

Many people claim that running is a stress reliever. Fortunately I personally am a guy who feels very little stress.

My son Levi, however, is a different story. He's very competitive. We played soccer today against N-town (where he goes to school at his mother's home) and lost 12-3. Levi was very frustrated during and after the game.

I suggested we go for a short run together. We ran 1 1/2 miles, just out to where our development meets the main road. We talked about the game and the team and it seemed to help him to put things in perspective.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Running In The Rain

I ran tonight with Randy and Ken on the Oberlin bike path. It was raining the whole time. Greg was absent as he had gone trapping, according to a phone call to his son Cory.

I turned around early and then the guys caught me on the way back, I ran about 4 miles while they ran closer to 4 1/2.

I felt pretty good for my 2nd run of the year, and my 2nd in 2 days. My chest was a little tight but I'm blaming it on my new "batman style" tight underarmor shirt that I got for my birthday.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Beginning Again

I ended up taking the entire month of December off as a rest month. The purpose was to relax and also to rest my Achilles that had been bothering me for months.

I ran today, just an easy 2 miles. The weather was amazing. Low 60's in Cleveland in January and if we get 64 it could break the record temperature for the day. I ran down to CSU's Wolstein Center to get some concert tickets.

I was afraid I would be heavier but a bout with the flu in late December helped me keep some weight off and I weighed in today after my run at 191 lbs, exactly the same as the last time I was at the fitness center.