Thursday, August 28, 2008

a drizzly run

Ran today, and ran pretty well.
Sprinkling rain when I started.

ran 2,5,8,6, and then a sprint for 1 (22 total) with 8 minutes total walk between

Nothing yesterday.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

In the dark

Up shortly before 6, and out the door by 6:10am.

Cycled 27 minutes - mostly in the dark (missing those early sunrises in June/July!).
55 degrees (wore sweatshirt/light gloves for the wind).

Make note - pick up reflective vest to wear for early rides!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Monday moaning

A sluggish run.

16 minutes total, with a strong sprint at the end.
Walks in between.

Last week - a pretty good one

Good eating all week.

3 cycles and a run, and yardwork.

Pretty good all around.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Another adventure

Went for a CYCLE today, 30+ minutes.

Did some more exploring of the neighborhood on the other side of Alter in Detroit. The Hare Krishna/Fisher Mansion is less than 8 minutes bike ride away (good to know since the Rowing Club that meets there has beginner programs for the boys in the coming years). Also found a pretty, well maintained neighborhood that is an 'island', being surrounded the the canals to the river.

Perhaps next week I can see if I can cycle to the Manoogian Mansion....

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Yesterday once again Meg's sleep pattern through us for a loop. By the time I was up, and down, and up again it was late. And I packed clothes to try to get a work out in in the daytime, but time got away from me.

But I have been eating very well.

Today I was up and cycled 30 minutes.

Good workout

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A strange day!

Last night Meg was tossing and turning from 11pm to midnight, and at midnight asked me to rock her downstairs in the big chair.

We slept on and off in that chair from 12 to 4:30am. A fitful, in and out sleep. And in the midst I had an awful dream and woke up stiff and sore - I had tensed up in the dream!

I took Meg upstairs at 4:30 and went to bed. Slept through the 6am alarm. Jennifer got up at 6:30, ran, showered and made breakfast BEFORE I woke up at 7:45!

However, I did get a RUN in this afternoon. I put Meg in the jog-stroller and we went down to pick up the boys at Karate camp, taking a serpentine route around the neighborhood to add mileage.

Ran 17, walked 20 (including 10 of it back with the boys).

Now off to bed.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Another good start

Another Monday morning workout.

Cycled 26+ minutes

Set the alarm for 6am. Woke up a minute before the alarm and turned off the alarm on the first 'beep'.
Then I blinked, and heard Jennifer getting up to run - 6:25am. Argh.

So I went out after she ran. I like to get up and out first. I am funny that way.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Rolling along

Another cycle today. 26+ minutes. Felt Great!

3 runs, 3 cycles - a pretty good week.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Awesome adventure

Went for a 33 minute cycle - felt awesome!

Explored the neighborhood in Detroit along the river just past GPP.
Discovered the Detroit Parks and Rec Adult Handicapped center on the river, the closed (and beautiful) St. Martin's Catholic Church, and the former Fisher Mansion, now HQ to the Hare Krishna Cult. It also hosts the Detroit Women's Rowing Association.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

broke through....

Today I did not want to run.
Out of bed at 6:35am (about 35 minutes later than when I first woke up).
Sore legs, tight back.
Lingered checking email, news-websites.
Finally changed and out the door after 7am.
Thought "I am just going to walk today - too sore"
Then decided to do a little 2 minute run.
Sore. Decided I would walk the rest.
Then decided to do a 3 minute jog. Still sore - ankle throbbing.
Made a turn towards home and would walk the rest.
Thought I would do another short jog toward and then up my street.
Started running - 5 minutes.
Then while walking turned a block before my house.
Started running again around the next block.
Another 5 - this one felt a little better.
Ended up with 15 minutes of running, 7 walking.
The last 5 it felt like I had conquered my urge to not run.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Rolling fast

Cycled today - 30 minutes - felt great!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Off to a pretty good start

Ran Monday (the hardest day to get up and out).
3,5,7,4 on, 1.5 off between - felt GREAT!

Ran today
2,4,4,5 - with 1.5/2.5 off - felt AWFUL! Started with hammies sore and stiff, then ankle hurt, and by the end of the run the right shin hurt.

Cycle tomorrow - D.v.

strange week finished strong....

Friday - cycled for 26 minutes, yardwork
Saturday - ran

3 runs, 1 cycle

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Strange week so far

Monday and Tuesday - Nada (overtired, overstressed - workout would have helped!)

Weds - started to run, ran into friend, talked LL baseball politics. Ended up being a short walk/jog

Today - a real workout: Ran 2,2,4,6,5 with 1.5 before and during.
Not a real long one, but ran hard and felt pretty good.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

A pretty good week

2 runs (one pretty lame), 2 cycles, 3 days yardwork.

A pretty good week for output.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Bad Weds, nothing Thurs, good Friday

No, not some new sort of Holy Week, but this past three days exercise-wise....

Weds - went out to run and everything hurt: ankle, knee, shoulder, elbow (the last two have been chronic all baseball season but I slept funny on it to boot). Ended up with a pitiful walk/jog barely worth noting.

Thurs - still sore, achy. Did nothing good.

Friday - hurrah! Out for a good run! 2,4,6,11 with 1.5 off before and between. Ankle a bit stiff, but otherwise felt better as I went along.
Plus today is yardwork morning - another 2 miles of walking while pushing the mower.

The sidewalks/streets were particularly busy with people this morning!
Very humid too.