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January 22, 2013 — Leave a comment

sung to the tune of Gershwin’s “Summertime”:

Wintertime, and the grillin’ is easy…

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Training Journal – 1/22/13:

  • Current plan: Big Sur Marathon Training Plan – W5/D2
  • Today’s session:4 mile easy run @ 8:37-9:37 pace
  • Comments: I did 5.1 @ 8:11

New Snack: Barnana

January 18, 2013 — 2 Comments

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I tried a new afternoon snack yesterday & today – ME LIKEY!

I saw them in Triathlete Magazine and stopped by Whole Foods the other day to pick some up.  I LOVE bananas (just ask my wife), but am not a fan of dried bananas – so these intrigued me.  They didn’t have the plain/original, so I was “forced” to get the dark chocolate-covered version.  They were very tasty – I even shared with my wife, who gave them a “thumbs up” too.  Gotta get some more and also want to try the plain/original variety too.

I guess I could see carrying these for some variety on a long ride or putting them in a drop bag for a long run.  Check them out at barnana.com – its a pretty cool story about how they got started.

Oh, and give them a try too!


Training Journal – 1/18/13:

  • Current plan: Big Sur Marathon Training Plan – W4/D5
  • Today’s session:6 mile pace run @ 8:42 pace
  • Comments: I did 6.78 @ 8:06. For some reason, I just can’t seem to slow down. I need to deliberately work on that aspect of running since I know for sure that I can’t maintain a 7:55 pace for a half or full marathon (which was my average pace this week.). Then again, …!

Three years ago today, I changed the way I eat/think about food…

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BOOYAH!


Training Journal – 1/11/13:

  • Current plan: Big Sur Marathon Training Plan – W3/D5
  • Today’s session: 6 mile pace run @ 8:42 pace
  • Comments: I did 6.48 @ 8:27. (I really need to work on pacing – or adjust my plan…)

Cookie Therapy

December 31, 2012 — Leave a comment

It’s been a tough Christmas this year with my father-in-law passing away at the beginning of the month. Not too much celebrating going on, but sometimes all it takes is a batch (or two) of tradition to make things a little more bearable.

These were an annual tradition growing up - K and I have continued that since we've been married.

These were an annual tradition growing up…though they were made in 1″ logs then.
K and I have continued that tradition…

Wow, this is the last post of the year.  Guess I’ll have to write a re-cap soon…


Training Journal – 12/31/12:

  • Current plan: Big Sur Marathon Training Plan – W2/D1
  • Today’s session: 3 mile easy/shake out run @ 8:37-9:37 pace + day two of carb loading for tomorrow’s half marathon.
  • Comments: I did 3.67 @ 8:03

Muddy Buddy

November 15, 2012 — Leave a comment

This one definitely appeals to me more than this one…


Training Journal – 11/15/12:

  • Current plan: Honolulu Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 8 mile easy run @ 8:37-9:37 pace 8 mile pace run @ 8:04-8:26 pace
  • Comments: I did 8.12 at 8:05. Honestly, per the plan, I did try to run a bit slower this AM…at least for the first mile. Splits were: 8:52, 8:20, 8:12, 8:10, 7:56, 7:56, 7:54, & 7:31. Hehehe!

Cookie!

November 8, 2012 — Leave a comment

I’ve been eyeing these the last few nights when I walk through the hotel lobby…
yum!


Training Journal – 11/8/12:

  • Current plan: Honolulu Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 8 mile easy run @ 8:37-9:37 pace
  • Comments: I did 8.13 at 8:23

Dinner date with my wife at Moveable Feast: Sam’s Chowdermobile, Grilled Cheese Bandits, and TreatBot!


Training Journal – 8/30/12:

  • Current plan: Honolulu Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 6 mile pace run @ 8:39
  • Comments: I did 7.5 @ an 8:20 pace

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Training Journal – 8/24/12:

  • Current plan: Honolulu Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 5 mile race pace run @ 8:37
  • Comments: I did 6.7 @ an 8:26 pace. Oh, and I ate 3400 calories today – including a Picky Bar!.

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!

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.