“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.” - Walt Disney

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tailgating = Trouble

BBQ chicken, brisket & sausage, potato salad, coleslaw, deviled eggs, homemade rolls, baked beans, pound cake, cookies, and ice cream all made up the spread at my office's annual pre-Thanksgiving tailgate party today.  It was an amazing feast - and I ate entirely too much of it to be comfortable.  So, I started my treadmill run this evening feeling pretty yucky.  I still ran parts of the scheduled 3 miles, but ended up walking more than I'm happy with...  But what's the most important part?  I still did it.  I sucked it up, and made myself do it.  3 miles.  And am so glad that I did.  I felt much better afterward, and it made me that much more pumped for the 5-mile Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning!!!

Today's stats:
  • 3 mile run/walk; 0:46:03; 15:21 min/mi

Sunday, November 21, 2010

9 Down, 4.1 To Go!

Nine miles is just over 2/3 of the half marathon distance - and I ran 9 yesterday and felt awesome afterward, so I'm feeling very confident about finishing well in January.  6 of those miles were on the hilly gravel trail (again), and I followed up with the last 3 miles inside on the treadmill.  But I had great average times (for me) on both segments - so I'm happy. Combine that with a winning football game, and seeing the new Harry Potter movie, and that made for an incredible day!!!

  • 0.52 mi warm-up walk
  • 6 mi trail run; 1:18:40; 13:07 min/mi avg
  • 3 mi treadmill run; 0:39:14; 13:05 min/mi avg