Tuesday, September 29, 2009

2009-09-29 and some other days...

Went to the gym today with Grady.

also went, but didnt post about 1 time last week and 4 times the week before.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

2009-09-12 Demo Cross Traing

Did some light wall demo, cleanup, and drywall spackling today at Joe's house today.

Friday, September 11, 2009

2009-09-11 Workout

Did the bike for 30 minutes (5.5 miles) and then the treadmill for 35 minutes (1.8 miles... it was a walk :) Did 1/2 of the circuit machines.

Need to get back to running and other days, been allot of "other" lately.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

2009-09-10 Gym Today

Walked for a little over 2 miles today. Then did the circuit. Lazy day today.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

2009-09-09 Gym This AM

Did the bike for 45 minutes, did about 7.5 miles. Walked on the treadmill after that.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

2008-09-08 Run This AM

Ran 3.1 miles in 40 minutes then walked for another 15.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

2009-09-02 Workout

Ran and Walked for 2.2 miles today. Did nearly a complete Circuit and some crunches. 3 days in a row might be pushing it, feeling pretty tired. Or maybe I just need to get more sleep :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

2009-09-01 Workout

Got on the bike for 3 miles this morning. Then I walked and Ran 1.8 miles today. Also id a abbreviated circuit (about 5 machines).

Monday, August 31, 2009

2009-08-31 Gym This AM

Walked and ran (more walk than run) 2 miles today in 32 minutes. Was feeling sleepy, keep thinking that patenting the treadmill with the built in pillow idea is something worthwhile.

Did most of the circuit machines and did some crunches using a bar/guide kind of thing that the gym has. Would not have guessed it, but it apears I do have stomach muscles...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Mysteries of iPod Battery Life

So it seems that the iPod is holding it's charge longer now?

Today it lasted for 53 minutes of running... it had been somewhere in the low 40's last week. Maybe all hope for it is not lost. Who knows, maybe I'll be able to keep this one going until the next round of ever smaller ever cheaper iPods arrives.

2009-08-26 Run This AM

The run today was great.

I ran over 60 minutes for the first time since being back running early last week. The run was not easy, but I didn't have to stop or slow down. Settled into a respectable 4.5 mile an hour pace after the first mile. It appears that either my shins have given up the fight or perhaps the pain pathways between my shins and brain were overloaded by my last attempt at a longer run last week.

Total was 4.75 miles in 67 minutes including warm-up and cool down.

Monday, August 24, 2009

2009-08-24 Kayak This AM

Grady and I attempted to go Kayaking in Hingham harbor, but there was a crazy low tide, so that plan got nixed quickly. Thankfully we had already visited Atlantic Bagel, so the trip over wasn't wasted. I've since confirmed with Fran M. that he's been seeing the low tides be really low in Quincy this week.

We circled back to Whitman's pond and Grady got his first Kayak experience. We did a lap down to the far end and back after entertaining Kamden for a little while. Kamden visited us with Sen and Marissa when we were getting started.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

2009-08-22 Lawn cross train

Mowed the lawn today. It felt like an episode of extreme lawn mowing because it was very hot and humid. No need to head to the gym today, i sweat more while mowing than any recent run I can remember.

Friday, August 21, 2009

2009-08-21 This AM

Headed back to the Gym with Grady this AM.

Amazing what having someone else waiting will do to get you out of bed.

Tried something different. Ran for 25 minutes including a slow warm up and the 2 minute bonus cool down. did 1.9 miles. Funny that on the day I don't plan on running for a long time the shins cooperate... Must be part of their evil plan.

Then wandered into a room of the Gym that I saw on the tour when I joined :) Did the circuit training machines. Not bad.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

2009-08-20 run this am

Good news 1, picked up Grady on the way to the gym. He gave it a test workout.

Good news 2, we both actually woke up before 5:15am.

Well... Third run after starting back at it certainly isn't the charm. Todays run was all about the shin splints. At this point I'm happy to call the week Jim 2 - Shin splints 1.

Did a slow 55 minutes on run, walk/recover, run, ....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

2009-08-18 run tonight

Ran 4.4 miles in 65 minutes. Better than the first time back, but still working through the pain.

Monday, August 17, 2009

2009 08 17 klags enspired visit

Klagenberg made me do it. Tales of his crazy workout regimine were too hard to resist.

Did an hour on the treadmill. Feels great after. Lets not talk more about the run itself.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Runners World Quote of the Day

"Running is a statement to society. It is saying 'no' to always being on call, to sacrificing our daily runs for others' needs. When we run we are doing something for ourselves."

Phoebe Jones, runner

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

2009-05-06 My Run Tonight

It's never a good start to a night or morning at the gym when you realize you didn't completely shut off the ipod.

Tonight would not be an exception.

After the initial short lived relief when the ipod started playing things went downhill. The ipod played for about a minute then paused. then about 30 seconds. Then not at all. There would be no joy in mudville today.

Ran 5.3 miles. Not a banner run, but I'll take it happily.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

2009-05-05 Telling Everyone..

I'm sure many people reading this have gotten my same speech / explanation / justification about why I was telling you about it... More than just comedic relief etc...

Well... Not that 1 telling one more person makes a difference, but I did tell Dr Colleen about the blog this past week.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

2009-05-02 Cross Training

Another Cross Training day working on the lawn... :)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

2009-04-30 My Run Tonight

After a few days of business travel and 3 night of maintenance window work it was nice to get back to some running.

Ran 6.64 miles tonight. Burned 1348 calories.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

2009-04-25 More Mulch

More Mulch and More Mulch....

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

2009-04-22 My Run Tonight

Ran 5.4 miles tonight. Stopped running about 15 minutes earlier than normal and walked for a while. Just was feeling tired and my shins were not happy.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Cross trained again today ;)

Finished the first truckload of mulch, weeded a few of the flowerbeds that were getting mulched.

Headed back to seone's and got 2 yards this time (got 1 yard the first time). Used about 1/2 of the new batch so far. Still have many of the back yard / inside the fence flower beds to go. Likely will need at least 1 more trip to seone's.

Also got some 'fast acting' lime and some grass seed. Spread those around the whole lawn. Need to figure out when i can hit the lawn with fertilizer now. It is supposed to rain tomorrow night, so should get things going.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

2009-04-18 Cross Training

Cross trained today By cleaning the yard.

Specific workout techniques included tree pruning, cutting back shrubs, picking up sticks, lots of sticks, curting back perenials like the butterfly bushes, raking, loading up the truck, performing the 25 foot lawn bag toss at the compost center, the brute trash barrel full of sand dead lift, weeding plant beds, and spreading mulch (dark brown BTW).

Thursday, April 16, 2009

2009-04-16 My Run Tonight

Ran 6.57 mles tonight. Burned 1385 calories. Run was hard, but better than yesterday.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

2009-04-15 My Run Tonight

Ran 6.64 miles tonight. Got to the Gym at about 7:45. Not a fun run, but a good one.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

2009-04-07 My Run Tonight

Ran 6.74 miles today. Burned 1424 calories. Got to the gym at 7pm. It was a good, but hard run. Good to get back into things afer vacation.

Best part, I get to sleep in tomorow :) So tired....

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

2009-03-31 My Run This Am

Went for a Run at 7am this morning with Joe and Mandy.  We left the apartments at 7am and were over in Soper's Hole at 7:30.  All planned on running out for a half hour and running back for a second half hour.

I ran 4.2 miles.  Felt OK going out as it was raining, but coming back the heat really started to kick in.  Funny part was that I turned around at the 2 mile mark (27 minutes) but got back at 50.something minutes.  So I actually ran back quicker than how I went out.

Run making running an event with Joe and Mandy.  We may do it again tomorrow (posting this a day late... ya know... Vacation and all....)

Monday, March 30, 2009

2009-03-30 My Run This AM

Ran 3.8 miles today.  Got started about 6:40am.

It's Vacation, so it's OK right :)

Ran cane garden bay, end to end 4 times.  Attempted to 'run' up some of the way on the hills on either side.  This really wasn't fund and quickly turned into a walk.. a slow walk.  

It was barely drizzling when I started on my Run, but by the end it was raining pretty well.  As the rain picked up it was clear that traction was going down.  I think it was a mixture of the sand and the rain.  The good part about the rain was that I was not thirsty, the bad part was that I was soaked.