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This was a different week:

  • I was off work Monday for Memorial Day, so I went for a longer bike ride.
  • Had my first ‘tip over’ on my bike. Nothing serious, I didn’t get my left foot out of the clip soon enough when I leaned to punch the crosswalk button. Only injury was pride…
  • My knee was petty sore after my long run last Sunday and I probably shouldn’t have rode. It was more sore after ride…enough that I couldn’t disguise it anymore. (OK, running a 50K three weeks after a marathon with 88 miles run in between the two and 26 miles run & 51 miles biked after the 50k probably contributed.)
  • I went to the doctor on Tuesday to see about my knee. He didn’t think there was any significant injury, but put me on R&R for 10 days.
  • Did resistance band workouts for the rest of the week – I HATE THIS TYPE OF EXERCISE!
  • With no running or riding, I’m fighting against my running-enabled eating diet. I’m tracking, but am up two pounds this week, which I’m not happy about. I’m allowing myself five pounds, which is manageable.
  • After today, just four more days of rest. Hoping the knee heals – it does feel better. I’m looking forward to my test run on Friday – though I’ll admit, I am a bit nervous.
  • Strategized my options for the San Francisco Marathon – 2nd Half, which I AM running on June 16. I think I’ve got a few viable plans, depending upon my knee.
  • I’ve been pretty consumed at work with a big project. Oh, the joys of 11th hour challenges…
  • Between work, life in general, and not being able to run, I’ve been generally grumpy and in a funk. Gotta snap outta it!

‘Training’ Journal – 6/2/13:

  • Current plan: San Francisco Marathon – 2nd Half Training Plan
  • Today’s session: Rest & recovery day 6/10
  • Comments: nada
  • Weekly mileage: Running: 0 / Bicycling: 25.07

Blah, blah, blah

January 15, 2013 — Leave a comment

While I was in a meeting today, I found myself wondering if the other people had the same “this guy’s just droning on and on” thought.

The kicker: I was the guy talking.

Training Journal – 1/15/13:

  • Current plan: Big Sur Marathon Training Plan – W4/D2
  • Today’s session:4 mile easy run @ 8:37-9:37 pace
  • Comments: I did 4.82 @ 7:46


September 12, 2012 — Leave a comment

I don’t write much about my job on here – that’s intentional.

That said, I do have the honor and privilege to lead and work along side some extremely capable and professional people. They are good at what they do and I appreciate that as a leader and co-worker.

The cool part is that every once in a while, that professionalism gets recognized…

Today, my team accepted an industry award that, this year, was only given to .2% of our 13,000+ peer companies.

We knew about the award, so today’s event wasn’t a surprise. Still, hearing that “two tenths of one percent” phrase from the presenter really put the award and accomplishment into perspective for me – and, I’m sure, the team. [having your boss and your boss’ boss hear that from the presenter ain’t too bad either!]

Training Journal – 9/12/12:

  • Current plan: Honolulu Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 7 mile, pacing test run @ 8:07
  • Comments: I did 7.53 @ a 7:57 pace with negative splits


August 7, 2012 — Leave a comment

Thank Goodness For FedEx Kinko’s.

It saved my bacon this aftternoon evening tonight since the hotel’s business center computer/scanner was busted. Got an important document generated, printed, signed, and emailed to a colleague. WHEW!

Ah, the life of the ever-connected worker…

Training Journal – 8/7/12:

  • Current plan: Honolulu Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 3 mile run @ 9:09
  • Comments: I did 6.54 miles at 8:52. I’m on a trip and the route just lent itself to a 10K… 😉

“We spend an enormous amount of time trying to get the world to align with the vision we have for what will make us happy or successful…”

Continue reading at: Seth’s Blog: It’s not all in your head.

Training Journal – 6/9/12:

  • Current plan: Half-marathon program
  • Today’s session: 10 miles @ 9:30
  • Comments: I did 10.54 @ 9:17. I’m in Florida and running in the humidity (even at 6a) was a challenge. I usually don’t take walk breaks, but took a couple this morning. I guess the next few days will be good practice for the Honolulu Marathon…


April 26, 2012 — Leave a comment

Sometimes I like to visualize what I’m doing…

Two things:

  1. It is a verb, which implies activity or action. BOOYAH!
  2. I probably should have spent my lunch on that other thing…

[Image from the Visual Thesaurus, Copyright ©1998-2012 Thinkmap, Inc. All rights reserved.]

Training Journal – 4/26/I12:

  • Current plan: Half-marathon program: taper week
  • Today’s session: 3 mile easy run / pacing dry run
  • Comments: Good 3.98 mile run. Pace plan of 8:52, 8:37, & 8:22. Results: 8:30, 8:29, & 8:24. I’m still a work in progress…

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

– Psalm 51:1-2 NIV

…oft requested, yet not reflected in our relationships with others.

Or maybe it’s just guilty me…

Training Journal – 4/18/12:

  • Current plan: Prep for Brazen Racing’s Western Pacific / bridge for half-marathon program
  • Today’s session: 6 mile easy Run @ 9:19
  • Comments: Nice morning – I did 6.6 @ 8:50