Thursday, April 23, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, April 09, 2009
- The citizens of Grand Rapids are lazy arses. We have choices as to what garbage pick-up service we use, private companies or the city. T and I use the city. What we don't have to pay for is recycling. All you have to do is go by the sanitation department and pick up the recycling bins. Free 'o charge recycling service. I ran by a house today that used a company besides the city for their trash. 80%+ of the stuff at the curb was easily recyclable. I don't care what your political affiliation is, get off your lazy ass and recycle.
- Why is there such a dislike (almost used the word hatred but thought better of it) of Nike in the running community? See this thread on runnersworld.com's forum. Talk about snark-central. Maybe I'm biased the other way (I wear nikes. They feet my feet really well because they're built on a low volume last and my foot is low volume.) but it seems to me that you're not a real runner unless you wear asics, or mizuno, or something else. I think it's a personal preference and we're all free to choose, but stop running down a company for trying to be innovative. And stop bashing a company that helped introduce running to the general population. If you know the history of the company you know that it was through Blue Ribbon Sports that asics got their foot in the door of the running shoe market.
- It was beautiful out today. No wind. Why can't it be like that when I have a baseball game to work.
- I'm feeling under prepared for the marathon.
The most important thing about today's run? I almost didn't run. I was sitting on the couch watching old episodes of "The West Wing" on bravo and came very close to not running. But I got up, got dressed and headed out the door. About .25 of a mile into my run I realized that I wanted to run today. I wanted to run not because I felt obligated due to a goal race quickly approaching or because I'm beholden to a training plan. I wanted to run because I wanted to be outside and I wanted to run. It was that feeling that made today's run great, the fact that the run felt good and the weather was nice was just icing on the cake.
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
My running. I'm having trouble mustering up the energy to run in the morning because it seems like no matter how many hours of sleep I get I wake up tired. I'm having trouble finding the motivation and energy to run when I get home from work (around 6 pm on a good day).
I'm hoping to make some progress this week though. I'm not focusing on when I get my miles in, and to some extent during the week not worrying about how many miles each day since I have my last 20 miler on Sunday, I'm just focusing on running.
I'm going back to a philosophy/mantra that worked for me in the past, and I'm not sure why I abandoned it, that came from a simple phrase a friend said to me: run your plan. So this week my plan is to run 4-5 days and get my 20 miler in on Sunday. I'm not gonna be concerned about paces, number of miles, what days I run during the week, my only focus is 4-5 (probably 4 at this point) days of running, run 20 on Sunday. The statistics will be what they will be because I'm bogged down right now and I need to do what ever it takes to find some traction.