On my morning walk with Bennie, we spotted this big bird (pretty sure it was a Turkey Vulture) and this was the best photo I could get of it.
Today was supposed to be a track w/o according to my schedule – guess what I didn’t do it! Just didn’t feel like driving into town to do one. So I decided to do a hilly 5.0 and call it good, but I remember my post from back in November, when just making it around this course was a long run and a major milestone in my return to running when I made it around that first time.
I decided to start using the Nike+ App and see what changes they are going to make with the site, I just seem to keep coming back to the Nike+ website. I just feel comfortable with it (when it is working) and hope when they get done with their updates this summer, I have a feeling that they are really going to have great website to track your miles and graphically show different ways to break down your runs.
I decided to create a new Nike+ account and just start over completely, to get a view of how I am doing now, instead of a few months ago or years ago.
When I used the Nike+ iPhone app today, it worked flawlessly and was very accurate compared to many of the others that I have been using.. The only thing that was a pain in the butt was it kept telling me I wasn’t connected to a data network – no kidding – I know that I am not.
The run itself was pretty good through 3.0 miles, but the heat (78F) started to get me and I just didn’t have enough energy left to maintain the pace for the last two miles today, did too much walking and yard work, before the run. I’ve also done a lot of miles for me since Tuesday and was feeling it in my legs today, especially on the last 3 hills.
One thing I noticed about running in my Newton’s today was that my ankle has a pretty good spot where the skin was been worn-away. It seems that the Gravity’s come up a little too high on my ankles and rub them a bit – never bothered before this week??? I know that I will develop a callous over this spot and it won’t bother me in a week or two, but it is annoying right now.
Sometime over the next couple of weeks, the local tree service is coming in and putting 9 trees on the ground. I don’t like dropping trees – too many bad things can happen and I let the experts do that for me. Playing at lumberjack will be part of my fitness program over the 3-4 weeks after the trees are on the ground. Toting a chainsaw around to cut up the trees, then chipping the smaller branches and the piece de resistance – a 12 pound splitting maul lifted over my head hundreds of times for a couple hours or more a day, to split the wood into firewood, are a going to develop some serious upper body muscles.
Yes there are 9 of those trees with lime colored ribbons around them that are going to be on the ground soon.
This is my alternative to going to the gym and weightlifting – I think it is called a functional workout .