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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.

Pilot

August 11, 2012 — Leave a comment

We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it.

Proverbs 16:9 MSG


Training Journal – 8/11/12:

  • Current plan: Honolulu Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 10 miles…in the form of the Crystal Springs Trail Run in Woodside.
  • Comments: It was a great first trail run: 10.6 miles, Elevation Gain 1,890′, 1:49:02 @ 10:17/M.  Full report tomorrow.

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

Inspiring:

“The oldest marathon runner in the world, Britain-based Fauja Singh, has ended on a high at the age of 101 years…As the Indian-origin athlete completed the 26-mile London Marathon on Sunday in a record time of seven hours and 49 minutes, he announced this would be his last race.”

“In all, Fauja, who turned 101 on April 1, has run eight full marathons in the last 12 years. He started running professionally at the age of 89.”

Read the whole story at IBN Live: Fauja Singh retires from full marathons – Sports – Athletics – ibnlive.

Convicting:

“We love because he first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.”

1 John 4:19-21 [NIV]


Training Journal – 4/24/I12:

  • Current plan: Half-marathon program: taper week
  • Today’s session: 5 mile tempo: warm, 3 miles @ 8:20, cool
  • Comments: Nice run.  Tempo splits were: 8:05, 7:56, 8:03 – overall 5.25 miles @ 8:20.  I keep telling myself that I need to get better at following my pacing plan if I want to be successful with a “time goal” half or full marathon plan.  MUST FOCUS. MUST FOCUS.

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!