Wednesday, July 23, 2014
I'm talking today about the nutrition/exercise/rest roller coaster. Two and half years ago, I was coasting along. Running regularly, and not worrying too much about my diet. Then fatigue set in. It hit me like a Noland Ryan fast ball, hard and direct. After being dupped into hours upon hours of being attached at the nose to a hose (CPAP for central sleep apnea), I hit the deep end and took great strides in changing my diet. It paid off in a big way. My energy levels returned. My blood pressure went down, and I grew leaps and bounds in my running. That is, until about ten months ago. Relationship issues forced a change in my lifestyle and old habits settled back in. The waist size grew, the miles slowed, and before I knew it, I was back in feel-like-crap-ville.
Food - I'm jumping head long into a mostly vegan food base. It worked before, it will work again. I keep saying that to myself.
Exercise - It's time to get over my setbacks of late. I extreme-ed it last year with races and frequency, then crashed down to nil. I've got the Army Ten Miler in October, year number five. I'm putting a simple goal. Make it better than last year. It's a lofty goal, as I rocked it hard last year, but I know I can do it, and will.
Sleep - I'm lucky in that I rarely suffer from insomnia. Where I suffer is that I stay up too late doing meaningless shit. New rules... 10:00 pm bed time.
Blog - The Runner's Bug has been neglected. Time to put a stop to it. I missed writing quite a few race reports last year, causing my blogging motivation to plummet. I'm in a new life and a blog renovation is in order. Time to kick myself in gear!
Here's to the dawn of a new day!
Monday, September 2, 2013
yesterday I completed the Labor Pains 12 Hour Endurance Run. I had a slip which caused some leg pain, so I stopped at a 50K. Race report to come. I know!! I still haven’t gotten one out for Rosaryville. To be honest, I’m stuck with that one. It was my first DNF, and although I felt accomplished, I still can’t grasp the words I want to use to describe it. Either way, yesterday was one tough and successful day in the woods!
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Yup, today's Rosaryville 50K did not go as planned. I'll get a race report out soon (After I get the Pikesville 5K report), but for now, there were two factors that caused it. One, the weather, heat and humidity were terrible. More importantly was Two, my stomach. I woke up this morning with some nasuea and couldn't stomach eating much all day. No fuel means dead in the water at some point. For me, it was at 25 miles! More to come....
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Ok, so where are things. My last post was an agenda for this years races. A couple of changes. I will not be running the Martha Moats Baker Memorial 50. I intended to, but it falls on the same day as another race, which I'm volunteering at. Secondly, I added in a 5K, which I ran two days ago. Race Report to follow. :)
On June 15th, I volunteered at a nighttime 50 miler. It was quite awesome. Staying up all night, helping runners refuel at the far aid station, and joking around with a good group of people. I'll definitely be volunteering more!
At the end of July, my family took a vacation to OK/TX. While in my hometown (Ardmore, OK), I lead a trail run with a group of 14 people. I just wanted to get in a decent long run while on vacation, and posted about it on Facebook. A friend from high school, who runs a nutrition and fitness store, took me up on it and had her fit class join in. I mapped out a 10K route, then flagged it the morning of the run, giving me over 9 miles that day. Everyone had a blast, and I think I may have some trail converts. Hehehe!
Vacation went well, Then I hit the road to Kentucky for a week for work. I got in a few TOUGH runs at an old favorite of mine Saunders Springs, where I ran last year.
As mentioned earlier, I ran a local 5K two days ago. This was going to be Paige's first 5K, but she didn't get much running in, so she decided to switch to the 1 mile fun run, leaving me free to outright run it. I kicked ass! I PRed by 1:23 from my Red Rock 5K last year! Sweet! I'll hammer out a race report soon.
Lastly, the biggest news is that as of last night, I've been on a running streak for 50 days! That's right, I'm Streaking! I had some minor issues at first, but I believe my body has settled in for the long haul and feel like it's stronger now. Active recovery seems to fit well with me! I'll write a post about it soon too!
Oh, and I have Rosaryville 50K this coming Sunday.
Run on my friends!!