Monday, July 21, 2008

Sorry Peeps

Sorry everyone... gosh, it seems like I've been away forever.  Recent trips to family reunions and all these "happenings" about the move have my blog on the back burner.  A quick catch-up is that Oklahoma was great (but hot) and I didn't get to run once!  I took Hannah with me and Abs and Elliot stayed home.  It was a great trip, but I'm glad to be home.

We also got a "pre-dump" of cash for the move from the Navy.  I guess it's really from the government, but whatever.  Anyway, that "pre-dump" will cover food on the days we don't have any in the house... and gas... and "incidentals" you can't think of until your stuff gets packed up and you have no more of it to go get until you unpack it on the return trip.  Stuff like renting vacuums or buying cleaning supplies to clean the house with.  It's also good for the hotel rooms you have to rent on the way and setting up phone lines and cable tv.

Anyway, just a quick shoutout!  Peace out, sports fans!  I'll update why I'm better than I deserve in a week or so!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Nice and Easy... well, kind of

To say that I went nice and easy the last few weeks would be untrue.  I did try to run nice and easy today, and that is below, but if you've ever had to move to a new place then you'll know that even a month or more out you are going nuts!

Abbey and I are moving to the Monterey area and even now we are going crazy with MORE stuff to do to prepare.  It's not the cleaning and organizing and throwing away of crap (although that's another BLOG entry about possessions.  We'll save that lecture for a later date), it's everything else.  It's getting our daughters ready for adjusting.  It's planning the drive.  It's trying to move bills and when to forward mail.  Oh yes... to do that you have to have a new address!  All craziness.

Irregardless... (isn't it regardless? Oh well, no time for an english lesson) below is my run.  I'm bummed that the "last 5 runs" thing on the right isn't working.  I would have to post every other run.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Goodness Gracious

I'm kind of a dummy.  I ran too fast (again) for my own good.  Maggie is pretty darn good at keeping me at a lower pace when I want to run long.  Today I had visions of running at least 4 miles, if not longer.  To my dismay I ran at a 9'17" pace which isn't fast, but it's too fast for me if I'm going to run like 5+ miles... yuck.

(Warning: trite phrases coming...!) I run because I love running.  Not because I'm competitive with anyone, although I am with myself.  I run because it's just me out there.  If I fail... it's because of me.  If I succeed... it's because of me.  I know that to run faster than 2 hours in the upcoming half I've signed up for... I know I'll have to train LSD (that's long slow distance) and repetitive sprints.  A combination of both.

I just threw up in my mouth a little bit... I'm done though.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Still Broken...

Okay, the Nike+ thingy worked great for a long time, now... it's poop.

Maggie and I did just over 4 miles and she kept wanted to cross the streets leading back to our house. I don't think she realizes it's just an (extended) block we are running around, but that's okay. We've run Monday and today so she's happy. I have duty today so I have to be in very early tomorrow so we won't get our Wednesday run in, but I'm okay with it (if Abbey can stand the unexercised dogs!)

There's a new blog I stalk on the right side, "I Signed Up For This?!?" Pretty funny and a prototypical blog. I think it's great.

Class is postponed for this week. I have to catch up and do the lesson(s) that I put off last week. I very much like the point of the class and Abs and I are sitting down twice a month to discuss our financial status. Dave helps out... so does my class.

Since the holiday is fast approaching, so is the San Diego heat. It's AMAZING to me how the winds change and one day it's overcast and cloudy and the next day is 85 and humid. Man... I really feel like Dad. He watches the news (really the weather) every day. I'm finding myself doing the same so I can plan how early I have to go to bed. Which tells me when I have to wake up to run...