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Two Treats

August 18, 2012 — Leave a comment

I got two treats today: a few of my favorite, pineapple-filled Danish cookies from Solvang and my wife, who came home a day early from a quick trip to Solvang with her parents!

Me happy! Annie too!

Training Journal – 8/18/12:

  • Current plan: Honolulu Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: Rest
  • Comments: Rest…with a bit of yard work sprinkled in…but mostly rest!

Pretty much every evening, my wife and I spend some time on our patio – or as we call it “patio time.” There’s a flock of seagulls (witty reference to 80s band intended) that hangs out at the shopping center near us, most of the time on the roof or circling around the area. Most evenings, they’re pretty vocal; and, if you close your eyes, it’s just like being at the ocean!

Training Journal – 8/17/12:

  • Current plan: Honolulu Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 5 mile run @ race pace (8:37)
  • Comments: I did 5.25 @ an 8:15 pace

Cake Induced Memory

August 15, 2012 — Leave a comment

My wife made a Dump Cake yesterday. This slice of goodness (ok, maybe scoop is a better description) is a wonderful mix of cherry, pineapple, cake, and pecan. Yummy, yummy!

This treat also induces memories of when we were dating…

When we started dating, I worked as a security guard. One post I had for a while was at a construction site – if you’re local, it was when they converted the old outdoor mall setup to what is now Vally Fair Mall. While on the day shift, Karen would bring me lunch when she could, which often included this wonderful desert (even then, I was spoiled!) I think I gained 10 pounds in short order downing this treat.

Every time she makes a Dump Cake, ah the memories!

Training Journal – 8/15/12:

  • Current plan: Honolulu Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 5 mile easy run @ 9:09
  • Comments: I did 5.25 @ an 8:25 pace.

Happy Place…

June 29, 2012 — Leave a comment

Training Journal – 6/29/12:

  • Current plan: Half-marathon program
  • Today’s session: 6 mi @ race pace (8:12)
  • Comments: I did 6.65 @ 7:59

Sage Advice

February 29, 2012 — Leave a comment

This was on the wall at the restaurant tonight:

Training Journal – 2/29/12:

  • Current plan: 12K Training
  • Today’s session: 4 Mile Easy Run
  • Comments: Same as yesterday: Did a 6.2 instead – though a tempo run vs. a negative split test.  On the outbound leg of the out-and-back, I ran up on a skunk – which resulted in a 100 yard dash being incorporated into the tempo run!

My Valentine

February 14, 2012 — Leave a comment

Nigh a score and seven years ago thou captivated my heart

And lo, I’ve been thine e’er since

Many roads we’ve traveled- most joyous, some with tribulation:

Always hand in hand,
Sometimes thou leaning,
Sometimes me,
Sometimes both.

Though at the time, “remove the trial” I wished, I prayed
In hindsight, our love was strengthened e’en more
Our bond, made tighter
Our Reliance, e’en firmer

See, my love, many are the things I cherish about thee:

Thy smile encourages and slays me still
The sound of thy laughter tames and tickles
Thy care and concern doth comfort my soul
The genuineness of thy character doth inspire me
Thy true love and friendship – ah, priceless treasures they are!
– – –
Alas, an endless list I easily could pen…
…and a lifetime foreseen to fathom, to appreciate them all!

Nigh a score and seven years ago thou captivated my heart

And lo, I’ve been thine e’er since,
And wilt e’ermore!

Training Journal – 2/14/12:

  • Current plan: 10K Training
  • Today’s session: 3 mile easy run
  • Comments: Nice morning for a run. I lost my pinky toenail last night – a casualty of a twisted, poser sport sock worn on a 13.1 a few weeks ago.   I wondered if it would bug me this morning – no issues (thank goodness!)

Yep Yep

January 30, 2012 — Leave a comment

(hanging in our home…true in our hearts & lives)

Training Journal – 1/30/12:

  • Current plan: 10K Training
  • Today’s session: Rest
  • Comments: Nada…back to work from a wonderful vacation

Two Five

January 24, 2012 — Leave a comment

Twenty-five years ago, I married my best friend…what a wonderful adventure we started and continue each blissful day!

We’re not experts, but learn something new each day of the journey – about each other, relying on God, and so much more.

Karen, I love you so much!

Training Journal – 1/24/12:

  • Current plan: 10K Training
  • Today’s session: Rest
  • Comments: Strolled throughout Kona with my bride!

Good post from the People Of The Second Chance website…

“On Saturday night Casey Anthony walked out of an Orange County Florida jail.

She had her lawyer Jose Baez by her side plus 2 officers carrying automatic weapons and dressed for combat.

Outside was a crowd of 1,000 onlookers who hurled curses at her. Many believed this “Tot Mom” killed her child because Caylee was cramping her party-girl lifestyle.

They waved signs that said “How Could This Angel (Caylee) Been Born From This Devil?” … ”

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June 29, 2011 — 1 Comment

…just the way I love my day to end. Every day. Every single day.