August 2012 Recap

Some great news happened this month, but unfortunately, I can’t share it with you until September 17th. Needless to say I am very, very excited by this opportunity and can’t wait until I can tell you more about it!!!!

I have battled discomfort in my hamstrings and right hip pretty much all month and the last 4 days of the month decided to shut it down and not run at all. It is helping a lot and my body definitely needed the down time. I only ran 21 days this month, it is the fewest number of days run in a long time.

I did get to cross off one of my Bucket List items – Running in Central Park. I had fun and enjoyed the run there, but as much as I liked Central Park, I still wouldn’t want to live in NYC. I am just too much of a country boy :-).

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No Running is Driving Me Nuts

IMG_0188Today is the third day that I haven’t run and it is driving me freaking nuts!!!

It must have something to do with the upcoming full moon Disappointed smile.

I want to go out right now and to 5-6 so badly, you wouldn’t believe it!

There is no doubt in my mind that I can do it without any problems, other than a little discomfort and being careful of the coyotes that are slinking around the neighborhood lately.

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Is it Time to Recharge?

IMG_0150I was reading Jen’s – Running with the Girls – “Let’s Call It A Recharge Week, Shall We” blog post from Monday and it really struck a chord with me.

Her post really made me stop and think that I really need to take some time off from running.

Why: I have run more this year than I have since 1986 and I need some time to allow my body to heal and recharge – for the fall running season.

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Saturday Was a Whirlwind Day!!!

P8250031I started to write this post on Saturday night, but by the time I got back to the hotel after 9:00 P.M. (the day started before 8:00 A.M.), I was pretty well exhausted.

All I did was open my email and then shut off the computer. Heck I couldn’t even stay awake long enough to watch the Red Sox game, which I really wanted to watch.

I am finally getting back to finishing this post a couple of days later. It seems as though I have just been on screech, since last Tuesday and it is going to be more of the same for a while!!!

To be honest I felt more tired Saturday night, than when I ran 14 miles in Central Park on Friday night, after flying down from Maine. It has been a long since I have had to be “on” like this and it was tiring.

I know – I must be getting old! Those days of being able to work all day, party until 4:00 A.M., hit the sack for a couple of hours and go to work at 7:00A.M. are over.

Oh well, I left life in the fast lane a long time ago Smile.

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Week In Review 8-26-12

What a fantastic week!

I ran in Central Park and crossed it off my Bucket List.

I got to meet a lot of great people while I was in New York City for the weekend and have such a fantastic opportunity that I will talk a lot more about on September 17th.

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New Clothes and a Huge Surprise

IMG_0116Yesterday, I HAD to go clothes shopping! 

I had more than a couple of shocks before I came out of the store.

For the past year I have been wearing mostly my running, workout clothes, or old stuff that I use to do yard maintenance, cut wood, etc. So I really haven’t paid all that much attention to style, fit or how things look on me all that much.

I was going to New York City for the weekend and needed to look presentable – in other words I needed to clean up my appearance a little.

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6 Miler and Running Form 8/23/12

IMG_0106Another beautiful day in Central Maine, with all of the stuff that I had to get done today, I didn’t get to run until late afternoon.

It was in the mid 80’s, bright sunshine and low humidity – in other words a top 10 day, but a tad warm for running.

Unfortunately, with everything going on, I decided to not go to the Bond Brook 5K trail race tonight. Racing tonight would just have been too much.

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