Lake Michigan at Sunrise

Lake Michigan at Sunrise

Monday, June 24, 2013

The runner is a spy!

Yesterday afternoon we planned on going to the beach after the kid got up from her nap. Unfortunately, she too an hour and 45 minutes to even fall asleep. By the the time she woke up and had her milk, it was too close to dinner and we still had to go to the grocery store, so I just too her to the playground, which was a ghost town due to the heat. I swear this year we will go to the beach more often.

My daughter's favorite toys yesterday was our foam roller and the recently purchased "stick". Now if I could only teach her to use it on my leg for more than 2 seconds.

With the extra time I had yesterday, I watched Silent Hill: Revelation which was borderline watchable. Two Game of Thrones main characters were in it, Sean Bean (Ned Stark ) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow).
By the time the movie ended my daughter finally fell asleep so I had about 90 or so minutes left. Fire up +Steam .

I haven't played a video game in months. I used to be a game junkie, and have multiple games unfinished. But I went back to a classic I can't quit. +Team Fortress 2. Logging into a game felt uneasy at first, like starting to run again after a long break. I quickly got in my groove and was top on my team ( we still lost....). Fun times! (Title of post game reference). For those of you that play, what are your favorite classes? I go Demo/Medic/Pyro.

Onto the run. Recovery 6 miles, slow pace. Another humid run, the new norm. I put on light blue shorts which makes you look like you peed yourself. Womp.(see Running for Boston for more on this discussion)
There was an abundance of dragonflies out this morning, anyone else notice this?

The clouds covered up the sunrise, but the sun was still pretty on my way back over Cricket Hill.
Get your hill work in here!

Foot traffic seemed pretty light this morning. Maybe it was just due to my limited time out. This run felt nice though, no pressure for any speed, short distance, and its not a hard enough effort to aggravate the stomach.

Still hoping to hit up the Chicago Fire Jam tomorrow night, we didn't go at all last year. Interested in going?
Here is someone's video of part of it:

That is all I got! Stay healthy and enjoy the day! Go Blackhawks!


  1. haha another blogger sent me that same link! I should rename myself Waving Running Dad!
    Seriously kiddo, get to WORK!

  2. hmm, 30 seconds of stick work and you can get a cup of cheerios! Sounds good

  3. HA I want to teach my future kids to massage my legs! What a great idea.

  4. ChristopolisTiberiusJune 25, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    I had no idea Jon Snow was in Silent Hill! ...I may have to check it out. I haven't played Team Fortress 2 in forever! Crap...i really should not read blogs BEFORE i go for my run... *Fires up Steam* ...Looks like i will just shoot for back-to-back runs on Wed/Thurs :P

  5. skip giving them stuffed animals, give them a little "roller" to play with and only watch therapy videos!

  6. two a days! you have the uber charge!

  7. justploddingalongJune 26, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Every once and awhile I can convince the spouse to use the stick on my calves for me but I am thinking you can use some sort of treat-reward system and get the kid doing a full muscle recovery routine in no time. I used to do dishes and set the table as a kid- kids today can help parents roll out tight muscles- seems totally reasonable. ;)

  8. Ha! I'd love it if someone would do my foam rolling/stick for me! Why have kids if they can't help out, right? :)

    I saw this article about waving on runs and thought of you:

  9. that is the best love story ever! Same here with time. I can hold my own, but tend to be a lot more conservative with my play now.
    P.S. LOVE UT!!

  10. Nice! I was in the worlds top 10 for unreal tournament when it came out, and was the only player in the top 20 still on a modem - my average ping was ~250, everyone else was -75. That said, the ravages of time have removed me from the competitive circuit. I actually met my wife in a game of quake though - she was a very high rated player back in the day.

    I run a few l4d2 servers actually - my wife and I and other friends used to play that nightly.

  11. We'll have to team up sometime! I either go to that or L4D2 (I like 1 a bit better.. or I should say, I',, better at 1 lol) Didn't know you were pro! Last time I was nationally ranked was Command and Conquer: Renegade. I was #1 in the US and 3 in the world. The top people were just building spammers. Link!

    I never really learned how to play engineer or scout well. I'm an bad heavy, spy and sniper.

    I'll add you when I get home! (Im bigbeanx)

  12. Looove TF2 - actually in the old days, I played TF1 on a competitive level - was in the canada vs usa tournaments etc. When I do play now (most of my gaming time goes to dota 2), I pretty much play all classes equally.

    Look me up on steam some time: