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.