I'll do something that at least has some content.
Did you see this: 5-Year-Old Completes Half Marathon in 2:22:25, about 40 minutes faster than the only other five-year-old known to have finished a half marathon.
I saw an interesting post about "city hill running", also known as, running up parking garages. Has anyone had success with this? A lot of.. dangers once they get busy, but hey, we are a wild folk.
Over the weekend I went to my first night out with the dads in our area (the moms met up at our house with the kids), and what did we do? Sat around a fire outside all evening, drink, and eat meat.
It was actually really relaxing and a good time. It helped take the jankiness off the attitude I have had recently. Maybe I just needed the social interaction or have that caveman experience to help settle me down?
Of course, this little cheeky face always helps bring me back to reality and how good life is:
And for all your mirror gawkers, here is my progress at the gym:
Now that I got you all super excited:
I'll talk about my down the road running plans.
I've had some changes at work which require me to leave the house a lot earlier. So no more running until 6am. I've played around with some schedules:
1. Break up my runs, do part of the miles before work, and part at the gym... But this wouldn't be as satisfying (TWSS)
2. Do all my runs super early and get home from work a little later... Don't really want to do that to my family on a constant basis.
3. Do all my running to work (or during my lunch break if it is a short run). It is about 11.5 miles to work if I took the most direct walking path per google.. but I don't want to go west and down Damen at 5am, plus too many intersections. So I looked at going down the Lakefront path to Roosevelt and to work.. about 13.4 miles. Obviously too far to run 5 days a week (for me). I may do that like once a week for a mid week long run (with warm up and cool down). But even then, that is farther down the road. But what I can do, take the bus to Michigan ave, and that is a little over 6 miles from my office. Okay, good for a short run. Just run north on the Lakefront path for another mile or two to get extra miles in. I'm guessing I'll think of a few more variations on the - Bus to my starting point - idea. I'll have to move a lot of food and cloths to my closet at work. This will allow me to leave the house at a reasonable time, shower at work, maintain my work schedule, and still do a midday workout.
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But of course, I first still need to figure out what is wrong with my chest. The pressure comes around for a couple days, then dissipates, and returns again. I don't think it is my heart (but that will be my first specialist and giant bill I'm sure), but we'll see.
Also, I haven't read blogs since... last Wednesday? I'll catch up on reading soon! Hold tight blogsters.
And tomorrow is my wife's birthday! Don't let me forget!!