Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
- Ran (may have happened once or twice before)
- Taught a class that involved the Family Feud
- Gave marriage advice (whoah!)
- Played a game with my technologically savant six year old (dadhood is teh awesome)
- Held the hand of the best wifey in the world
- Made up a song to the tune of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" with all of my kids, there were some dance moves busted out
- Went to bed early (coach's orders)
- Had a great day at church
8 Things I Wish I Could Do/Want to Do
- Run a marathon faster than Mario Lopez
- Make decisions in seven breaths or less (follow the Bushido)
- Do more than one pushup at a time
- Fly a plane
- Help George Lucas write the next series of Star Wars movies
- Read more books
- Hang out with the clan more often
- Figure out what I want to do when I grow up
8 Shows I Watch
- Man vs Food FTW!
- The Unit
- Premiere League Soccer on FSC
- Heroes when it comes out on DVD
- The Guild
8 Things I'm Looking Forward To
- Being done with the marathon
- Being on the US Running Streak active list
- See teh wifey qualify for Boston
- Seeing my sis run a half marathon in a few days!
- vacation, any will do
- learning something new, anything
- coming home to the fam, tonight (can you tell I like them?)
- watching Seekers II, the Search for mo' money
8 Things I Want to Know More About: Tag You're It!
- Try Running
- Soli Deo Gloria
- Anyone else who would like to be tagged?
Day 481 1.0 in 10:12
Day 482 5.0 in 49:30
Day 483 1.0 in 12:10
Friday, April 24, 2009
Day 480 - 2.35 in 24:10.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
I ran the Boston Marathon in 2002 for a charity called the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. I nearly didn't do it because I hurt my ankle a couple weeks before the race. But I just taped it up and gutted through it. I ran it with my then-girlfriend, who wanted me to stay with her, and she kept stopping and starting. It was a really leisurely race. We even stopped for lunch. So my time wasn't fast, hovering around five hours. I've done a bunch of half marathons since, and I'd love to do another marathon, like the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in San Diego, my hometown, or one in LA, where I live now. But my schedule always seems to get in the way.
Friday, April 17, 2009
- "At least one day before running, limit or avoid fiber and gas-producing foods, such as beans, bran, fruit and salad. If you run every day, experiment to find a tolerable level of fiber. Otherwise, simply eat high-fiber and gas-producing foods after you run.
- At least one day before running, limit or avoid sweeteners called sugar alcohols — most often found in sugar-free candies, gum and ice cream.
- For three to six hours before running, limit or avoid caffeine and high-fat foods.
- For at least two hours before running, don't eat anything at all.
- Before, during and after running, drink plenty of fluids. Dehydration can lead to THE DOUBLE D. Avoid warm liquids, however, which can speed food through the digestive tract.
- While running, use caution with energy gel and energy bars. In some people, these products can contribute to THE DOUBLE D.
- If you're lactose intolerant, switch to lactose-reduced or lactose-free milk and milk products.
In addition, wear comfortable, loosefitting clothing when you run. Clothing that's too tight around the waist may aggravate THE DOUBLE D. You might also consider reducing the intensity or distance of your runs until THE DOUBLE D improves. Then gradually increase your activity as your signs and symptoms allow.
If these tips don't seem to help, consult your doctor for additional suggestions."
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Ran the overnight run tonight. I'm a little suprised the locals don't call the cops on me when they see some strange figure with a headlamp and a man-bra (my a-little-bit-too-small reflective vest) waddling around their neighborhood in the middle of the night. I think I would.