I have researched what my next pair of running shoes would be for the past couple of weeks and had a good list of shoes that I thought would meet my needs very well. Which I discussed in my Narrowed the Choices Down to 5 Running Shoes post. Sometimes you have to throw your plan out the window and go with Plan B, that is what happened to me.
During my recovery run down-back yesterday, my left heel started to get a blister from the hole in my of Saucony Peregrines, it was more a question of when, not if I would get a blister.
I knew this day was going to come, it is the bane of most runners – my current running shoes are wearing out. We know that when we buy running shoes that they have a limited life expectancy. When our primary shoes have 200-300 miles on them, we usually need to start to thinking about what our next shoe is going to be. My SauconyPeregrines reached that mark a few weeks ago and unfortunately I had to start to think about new shoes then.
I have researched many shoes over the past few weeks, thought about what I want/need in a shoe – a lot, looked multiple shoe company and running store sites, blogs and reviews about different running shoes. Based on everything that I have learned while doing this research, I have come up with the following list of 5 Running Shoes that seem to meet my requirements for running this spring, summer and hopefully into the fall. Continue reading →
I added one more thing and I think it is an important one.
(online or face-to-face)
Many runners when they are injured (whether it is running related or not) have the tendency to isolate themselves away from other runners and stop participating in a community that they were so active in before they were injured. Especially if the injury will mean a long period of not running. Continue reading →
It has been a busy month for me at “A Veteran Runnah” and best of all my running is really starting to take shape with a few longer runs here and there, plus the occasional faster for me runs.
The hardest part has been reining myself back, to not try to do too much too quickly, just because I am feeling great while running and I want to do even more – especially the speed work. So that has really been a battle for me.
Part of why I was so busy was trying to get “A Veteran Runnah” going in the direction I want it to go. Unfortunately, this meant that I had to move from Blogger to WordPress.com, I hadn’t originally thought that I would do this, but found it necessary. I always liked Blogger, but I couldn’t get “AVR” to look the way or completely do what I wanted with the themes I wanted to use. Those were the main reasons for the blog host change. Continue reading →
Sorry ladies this post will be about as interesting to you, as your posts about bras, panties, capris or make-up are to me :-).
However, if your guy has problems with chafing – read on.
Also don’t plan on me modeling this product on my blog, I definitely am not a male model and I don’t believe too many people are interested in seeing this old fart in some underwear – it would not be a pretty site, besides I am rather modest ;-).
The big news of the week was that I moved “A Veteran Runnah” from Blogger to WordPress.com, after thinking about it last weekend, I decided to just do it. The reasons are here and how it went are here. I still have to update and edit just under a hundred posts, but I plan to get that done this week :-).
Below is the un-cropped photo that I used in my header. YES believe it or not it is a picture of me, in shorts, in January. I don’t ever remember doing that in Maine.
Other than that it has been a very quiet week. Oh I did learn that I am going to be a grandpa for the 4th time only this one is a girl – that is pretty damn exciting! Gotta get out to Minnesota this summer somehow :-). Continue reading →
One of the things that I liked to do as a teacher is create Word Clouds, so that I could have a quick visual of what the piece I was read or writing was really talking about.
Today I was going through the applications that I have authorized to access my Twitter account and came across TweetCloud. It was an application that I used to see what words I use the most when I first started on Twitter and every so often would check it out.
Since I have changed my focus of what I talk about on Twitter, I thought it would be interesting to see which words would be the most used. Below is my TweetCloud: Continue reading →
I have vowed to get back into good running shape this year, but there is a problem, part of getting into good running shape includes increasing your – well not your’s, but my workout intensity. Today was the first day of adding Hills and a touch of speed work to my running and it really sucked!
Hills disguised as speedwork or is that speedwork disguised as hill work just plain hurt. As I said on Facebook & Twitter my legs felt like jello and I still felt like I was going to puke a 1/2 hour later.