Tuesday, July 29, 2008

monday and today

Yesterday it was another 1.5 hours of yard work - trimming bushes (all work at shoulder level or higher), edging, etc. Worked up a good sweat in the early morning sun

Today - 28 minute bike ride. Really humid - good and sweaty!

FYI - Jennifer has been running 4 or more days a week and doing well! She is forming a marathon relay team for the Free Press Marathon. I am really psyched for her!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Long day on the feet

Today being Sunday I was on my feet most of the AM.
Then drove to Michigan International Speedway for Sam's rocket launch - after a 90 minute drive was on the feet for 3+ hours.
Then drove home 90 minutes, had a quick supper, and then cut grass from 7:15pm to 9:15pm (yes, it was pretty dark when I finished). And did it in double time - knew I had to move quickly to beat the sunset. Plus the grass in the back was really high, since I didn't cut it last week.
Worked up a good sweat! And still have to whip and trim some bushes....

Another 2/1 week...plus mowing

2 runs, 1 cycle, plus mowing in the extreme heat.

Friday, July 25, 2008

In Sturgis

Yesterday we went to Lake Michigan to play on the beach - good fun.

Today I went for a run 2,3,5,7,3 with 2 between and after at 9am. Felt pretty good.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Mixing it up I hope will motivate me to get out everyday, and be a bit easier on the knees and ankles

Rode the bike today, at a pretty good clip, for 26 minutes.

While I run I feel sweaty pretty early on. While cycling the wind wicks away the sweaty feeling but the legs get fatigued. Then you stop cycling and you sweat buckets while cooling down.

We leave tonight for Sturgis for a few days. Am packing the running stuff - we will have to see how motivated I am with all the family around to get out and run.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

So far this week

Sunday - cut grass in 90 degree heat/humidity! Only did 1/2 lawn b/c I had to shower to go back to do the 5:30pm Service.

Yesterday - nothing but 20 minutes grass cutting (the back part of the side - still have the backyard to do) and a game of catch with the boys.

Today - Ran this AM. Felt okay but ankle started hurting near the end. 2,3,4,5 with 2 between and after.
Cooler today (60's) but still humid.

St. Mike's Week...

Last week at the St. Michael's Conference I am glad to say I got in 3 good workouts!
Ran twice, and Square Danced for over and hour (great exercise, and fun too).

Eating went well until Thursday. Have to say also that I think I wasn't careful - such as the dressing for the salad was most likely sweetened.

But I am back on track again and feeling pretty good.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Something 'new' today

yesterday a lethargic run/walk - 20 minutes total.

Today ---- 32 minutes of cycling (first time since Summer 2005).
Felt awesome!

Still perfect induction, although volume could use some work.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Slept in (argh)
Did have baseball practice tonight (not much exercise though)

Starting week two of induction - so far so good!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Good Run today - lots to pray about

I do some of my most clear headed praying while running - and with the General Synod of the Church of England meeting this week there is plenty to pray about!

Run - 2,4,6,8 with 2 between, 1 before and after.

Monday, July 7, 2008

A much better week last week, a good start this

Last week 3 runs, lots of yard work another day (heavy lifting, etc.).

Perfect induction since July 1.

Still going!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Quick Check in...

No work out Thursday - pouring rain in AM.

But a third perfect input day.

It is all about momentum.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

much better!

I had a good nights sleep, my nose isn't running much, and my head feels clearer!

Ran again - 2,4,6,8 on, 2 off in-between (20 run, 10+walk)
Beautiful outside - 68 degrees low humidity.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New month, new resolve...again

I got up to run today - and it was a hard one.
Sunday night I came down with a summer cold.
I was really dragging Monday - runny nose, sinus congestion, headache.

This morning I felt only a little better - went out for a run but after a night of mouth breathing my throat was really sore and it was hard to breath.

I managed 12 minutes of running and 14 minutes of walking by 2's.

Will try again tomorrow. I am actually feeling pretty good tonight - only a slight runny nose. I played catch with the boys for about an hour.

When the cold is gone I am restarting Power 90 for July and August.

Perfect input today. Deo Gratias.

Last week's improvement

3 runs (two really good ones flanking a lame one).
And grass cutting (a solid 1.5 hours of walking, pushing a mower...counts for something....).