Wednesday, September 30, 2009

One... Two...

and back to zero.

I started this week on the right foot by going on a 5 mile run on monday morning and getting in about 5 miles. I averaged about 8:45-9:00/miles. I was a bit sore, but it felt good. The last run I had gone on before that was the sunday before, when I got in a slight 2.5 miles before watching my Packers lose at home to the Bengals.

Then I caught a cold. Good times.

So, I took a week off, got rid of the cold and got back at it monday morning. 5 miles. Okay, nothing major. Scott Jurek won't be quaking in his Brooks anytime soon, but you gotta get back at it somehow, right? "The journey of a thousand miles" and all that, right?

So that brings us to tuesday. Yeah. Got up early and hit the gym with D. Did some weights. Chest, arms, back, legs...


and, somewhere, somehow, I picked something up. A gastrointestinal bug or food poisoning or something.

which brings us to today. I write this post from bed. I didn't get any sleep last night. I'm hoping I've got this thing on the run...

Back to square one.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Go (Red) Go

Continuing on my sloooooooow return, I squeezed in 2.25 miles this morning before the start of the Packers - Bengals game. I averaged 8:45/mile and 150 bpm heart rate.

So far, sloppy play by our special teams.

Go Pack Go.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Back... FINALLY!

Wow. What a crazy month or two it's been.

When I last posted, (and ran) I had just returned from a few weeks fishing with friends and family in Canada. When I returned, we bought our first home. GULP.

I spent the first three weeks of our home ownership doing work on the house. We had a cousin come out from Wisconsin to help me. We put in hardwood floors, I redid the kitchen cabinets, we installed a gas fireplace, and redid the garage. In addition to all of that, we completely repainted the interior. Needless to say, I didn't have a heck of a lot of time to run. I was putting in 10 hour days on the house, 7 days a week and threw a bit of auditioning in there as well.

Today was the first run I've gone on in well over a month. It felt great to get out there, though I most certainly did not feel good. I am most assuredly out of shape. I'm just glad to be getting back out there. I think I will try and find a half marathon to train for some time this fall.