Friday, December 28, 2007

Guess we'll call it down time

Since the last time we did get the snow of what they said 5 to 7. I think a little more than that and all of that during the day. It made getting home not the easiest things to do what usually takes 35 minutes took 2 1/2 hours. Getting home was the amazing thing when I got stuck in the parking lot of work and the main crossroad freeway and there was no snowdrift to get stuck in. I caught it for calling to see if there was someones place I could go till they started to blade the roads. I was told to man up the guy is not to call the women on stuff like that. Well she was 2 hours north at the grandparent house for an early X-mas. Not knowing what is was really like till she got back X-mas eve. Then didn't think is was as bad as people said.

We'll eve and Christmas day went fairly well considering the grandparent were not here for the 1st time in 12 years. With the first storm that gave us 4 inches and them ice, popie fell twice and cracked ribs and brused lung the second that pounded us. He was not feeling well to drive down.Santa Claus stopped by as always being as loud and boisterous as ever. On Christmas my daughter got everything that she wanted and more than needed and my wife got what she wanted from the list. That just curtails the having to go back and return at the store. There I'll say I got a new "inexpincive" road bike. The snow and the ice is kind of killing getting to test it out. After this week though I'd let it set in the garage till it rusts and ride the good old Fuji Sports 10(1973) for all the trouble I've received for getting it for X-mas.

It's been to busy to late, cold or snowing and sleeting. Now melting and the roads are running with water, dirt and sand. I think I'll get out there today weather or not. Hopefully put an end to this down time everybody should take a few weeks break at least one time during the year. But now it's time to get up off the duff. It's great to just have to work 1 job now and altough it's everyday wouldn't go back to working 1 full and 1 part-time job again. Though the only wrench in the works of training is I am to be going to 2nd but still on 1st shift and rumour has it I not going to 2nd either.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Will it end

Ice and snow, work and honeydews and no running yet. Ice day before and snoball drop (ping pong balls) for discounts at local stores. Now a large damned snow storm with 5 to 7 inches. Will it let up yet. I'm not yet beleiveing the weatherman yet till I see it.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The right one

I know I need to run or bike now I don't know what it is frustration anxiety. I always ask the people at the dept. store that I work on call at did you really make the right decision. Winter blues or what I'm not sure I did and those of not just lately.It's all good but I keep feeling there's something coming round the corner to many da javo moments happening. Everythings going great at the new job and couldn't ask for better. Just have the feeling like the last 2 times. Well to much time to think. Who knows. Guess we'll find out in time.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Work or ice

From Friday till now it's work or now the ice on the roads. We have a supposed big ice storm and part of one that happened on Sunday. I though on the otherhand was dumb enough to go just as it was coming down at first for a 3 miler which got pretty slick. So I will pass till it melts. Now just have to see what hppens with this storm.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Tak'in a break

No running tonight no biking. The hurt still there getting up from being seated and the leg hip joint still popping. Spending some with the family. They say never heard of a runner that got hurt taking some time off, but for the one that didn't had more problems. Though it is very hard to follow that.

The anticipated ride.

The needed ride was great even though the inlaws were down I got to go. Maybe she is taking the chiropractor advice. It was even 9:45pm. I rode to Andover and back lights a flashing and all. Nothing beats a night ride except a long one in the country where you havn't been. The leg is actually better for it to today just a little more flexable. Maybe another tonight going to try if I'm not called out.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Scrooged already for the Holidays

I am a scrooge yes I wish the holiday's were over. Tired of them messing up my running. I got called in again and am dumb enough to say yes and work tonight and tomorrow the inlaws are coming down it would have been a decent night for it to. We'll get something in even if the dogs have to go out back. They can deal with a little chilly weather. It should be warmer by a tad tomorrow to. Guess it is a good thing the wireless card is out and it's actually before the warrenty is out.Incredible!!!!! That never happens. The only problem is my card expired and the new ones in the mail. Won't it be great when this is all over!!!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

So much for the copay and weekend

Well the first I strained a tendon pretty good and got all fixed up. But I've had a better straightening at the chiropractor. It was all good though till at a time that it was popped back out. Withstanding how that happened. At least he said that it would probably be better that for at least for a week or 2 that instead of running. It would be better to bike as much as I'd like to keep the pounding off the strain but would keep the movement in the hip/leg area. Which was good for me I need a little more base for bike anyway. Not that it's a great alarming one to begin with but still trying to keep something. I though still never did get to go cold morning and then honey-do's and then work for Saturday. The 12p.m. nights get pretty tough to get up early in the morning Then Sunday it only got to 40 and windy. then Christmas lights to get up and moving the house around for the same. Then all I got to say it gets dark way to damn early. Then weekend pretty much blown but got allot of stuff done around the house. It made the wife happy though.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Popping leg hip joint

Well hopefully I can get that popping fixed in the leg hip area trying to get it better and or not by still running but on it. Hope the chiropractor is all it needs. That he can set it straight. We'll see tonight.Keep'em crossed to be able to run tonight before the ice and slush gets here. Probably run on the treadmill, just got to get going on the bike as I just cleaned it and and steel wooled the chrom/steel to get it nice and shiny. It may be an old 10 speed fuji. But It looks like it came out of the store and I can what feels like I could ride all day.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Holiday's hhmmm.

The holiday's and retail. I thought when you retired as one put it from that part-time job to go on call. You didn't show up more than when you were on the schedule. When your a D. A. and you call in all you get is running to get some item that's going to turn up as one of the gifts on the island of unwanted toys! Instead of your long run.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Beautiful night for a run

Out and about on a beautiful night for a run about 50 deg and a breeze. One 5 mile bike and a 3 mile run on a treadmill in the garage. Dark and the streets were pretty quiet but the bike lite up with tail light blinker and blinking front light with wheel lights no one to miss me unless there blind. A 5 mile bike with a time of 20:50 and a run of 24:23. How this happens is beyond me with not being as regular as I should. I go for times and expect to get burnt but just keep getting better. Though I guess I'm just out there more for the time being just to have fun. Maybe and hopefuly I can keep that up. I did lose keys on the last mile of the bike and when I found them they had been run over and just one key was broke at the keyring hole. Can you get to lucky.

It's all going wrong

Can I not get any thing in with job orders not sent and not found needing to be done today searching and not finding it. More honey-do's and just getting to plain to dark way to early. Now with a certain item going on, no running after so late and I've got sqwat in. I need to get out tonight getting all nerved up again. It's just one of those things you just need to do. A reliever 5 miler will be great if I take it easy I think the leg / hip popping thing will O.K. Well all the lights are up and nothing left that I'm aware. It just blows that I was bringing in good times and it's slowly fading.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Day of work and no play

Another cold day. I wish these 40's for highs would get. By the time it gets good enough I'm having to be on the garage, cleaning leaves, recycling, x-mas lights and the hardest thing to do is get rid of 2 bikes. Ordered to be gone today. They were ones I fixed up and saved from the trash. Then the yearly calander we make get it fixed up for pictures. Then get dvd's made of all are VHS tapes of our daughter. What great fun. while she went to craft shows and spent money on what I believe are worthless overpriced junk. I found I am now working at the part-time job for someone from 12 to 8:30. I am to be leaving there but still show up just as much as if I was on the schedule. The dissapointment for some. So If I am to get anything in tomorrow I had better be quick with this. It's been 20's in the morning and 40's for highs. I cannot waite for the cold spell to move on. I guess on the bright side she couldn't find anything really not done or out of place. Which is a good thing. I will try to get the daughters duel-tri race posted from the spring. Which was a lot better than this. I am going to try to get out in the morning and It's going to be cold.

Friday, November 23, 2007

This must be one of the things

Yes this is the holidays and no time for much of anything. No running yesterday and or today for Thanksgiving yet. Don't know that it will happen either. It is a day for family and friends and needed time together. Allot of toning weights light and high reps when I can get away with out getting caught. I do lots of knee lifts from hanging it does help greatly with cramps when running. If I get them in I'll be happy.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Putting in the time and Beleifs

It's been hard gettig in the workouts to keep up any kind of a base. I've been doing bricks of 5 mile bikes and 5k runs w/ a prospective 20:30 and 27:08 and treadmill 5m in 43:40 just to get it in. She didn't what me out and about. Listening to a podcast gave me some goals to set. Insparational and positive leading me to understand that the only thing that was keeping me back was others beleifs about me affermed and aquired in my own mind. My goals so far set and aquired were quiting chewing copenhagen 24 hrs. 7 days a week, beleif in myself, and new job w/one of the 2 companies that I was told who would want to hire you there, completed and PR'D my 2nd 1/2 marathon (PWWHM) w/ a time 1:53:28 and 4 mile race (loop the lake run)that I came in 4th at 31:18. Control and beleiving in in yourself is a powerful thing and is one thing that you should never give up. Now with a good job and as soon as Christmas is over will be able to get alot more done with more confidence and stronger mind not being tied to chewing.

Sunday, September 9, 2007


1 mile====7:02

2 mile====15:13


5 mile====40:45


10 mile===1:40:23

13.1 mile=1:56:35

New 5k PR I'm jacked

Sunday who wants to get up and run? Me aye not so much. I blew it off thought we were church going today. Nope aye not so much, we didn't make church either. I am kind of waiting on my daughter to get up and want to go to train for the race on 10/6. that did not happen either. Our garage doors did finally arrived today LOWES ONE OF THE COMPANIES LEADING THEWAY TO GIVE UP U.S. SOVERITY. Thats another rant just call then to take the spanish off the signs and recording for the 800 #. They spent millions to put it on lets have them spend millions to take it off. Well work came had to be there at 1 p.m. off at 5. Home to grill, clean and take the dogs to get there run in. When do I get mine well it was at 9:30 pm doing a 5k timed (OK there all timed)run and it was beautiful after yesterday doing a 26 mile bike. It was a new PR 23:08 and it is going down. Hopfully under 22:00 by 10/6. Any Idea's if anyone actually reads this.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

1st bike goal met

One of my first cycling goals was met today. I biked to one of the 6 towns that surround us although I have been farther that is 1 down and 5 to go. At the beginning of the day I didn't think that a ride was going to happen today with things to be done around the house. I didn't get up early enough then church and almost had to go to Lowes. Though calling eliminating going. I reaaaly hate that spanish at the begining. We're not Mexico yet though damn close. Now after mowing, trimming bushes and edging the grass cleaning the garage. I got to go ride and couldn't believe it. I took off and and headed south then thought I could make it to (And) in time. So I turned around and turned it up. It was 8pm and and 17 to go on a 10 speed Fuji old and a classic a great ride. Got chased by 2 dogs half way there and made it to (And corner) a great feeling got a picture and back I go. In the dark and along the highway I got back what felt like a fairly good time and no one knew and no worse for wear. That I had gone all that way which they would have said (why!) that was stupid and ohh-my-gosh daaad. I would have had to said just because. There's something about being out there and knowing you got there yourself in the peace and quiet on the road. Oh yeah ther was the Prairie Peddler this weekend it was a good thing the paper dinky little town or the chamber did any promotion for the 2 large rides they had going maybe more people would show up than just 80. I didn't hear or see squat. Hmmmmmmmmmm. Well enjoy the ride then run easy.It was 16 miles.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

My running partners

My running partners are getting really mad at me as they get left behind. It's just to darn hot they love to run the playground with me but at 90 as it's dark I think not. the white one will keep up but the chunk cheats and does half loops and has fun doing it and gets wore out anyway. They like me cannot wait for it to get cooler but does not look like it's going to happing soon.

Did a 8 mile bike and 2 mile run with the 2 mile at 8m 24sec miles. That could be way better. Had a kid on the last quarter kick it and not let me get ahead and it was a brutal run. A pic from the ride i just wish the date could be taken off havn't figured that out yet. The bike also subs for a time machine hence the date

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8/11/07 16 mile bike 1 mile run and alot of work to do

It was great finally a 16 mile bike and 1 mile run in 1h 20m. Not a record time but good for me for not being able to get out very often with 2 jobs and whatever else comes up. With feet hurting and taking inflammatory med's. It's good to get on the road. Trying to do some small brick workouts not really going by any real plans. Just going out to have some fun. I wanted to do the Salty Dog Tri but with the foot problem It was hell just walking. Now getting back at it after six weeks of pain. There's really no way to be ready in a week.

3 goals for the next year
  1. Get job at 1 of 3 plants.
  2. Do the Wichita or the Eisenhower marathon in spring 2008
  3. Be ready to finish a 70.3 Triathlon fall 2008

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Sunday, April 8, 2007

The Thought of a kid's Tri

The town quit doing the local festival and Becca want to do a Tri. Hmmmm. Chamber of commerce here I come (AM I BRAIN DEAD). I asked if there was a way to get a kid's tri going.
Giving reasons that it the only in southern Kansas, would give the kids in area something to work on in summer, and publicity for the town. Here's the best part the lady said she always wanted to do something like that but would need some help. Would I want to help organize this little project. Well yea, but now thinking what the _ _ _ am I getting into. I haven't the first clue.
Updates later on this. If anyone reads this and has a hint or two or is just plain saying what an idiot feel free to comment.

We have not been able to go do anything lately. This dammed global warming gave us some snow and dipping temps right before Easter and Church, plus work and family over. She is keeping up on the crunches though for the long runs and keeping the cramps to a minimum.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

The chase and easy ride

This was the saterday she wanted to do the long bike, but we both decided to just do another nice 5 of so. Checking out the lake and trying to skip some rocks, blowing away these boys that were trying to catch us. We then stoped of at the Augusta play park no one there. Just to swing some and hide and seek. We were off and along the back east side of town going south. We jump back to the middle of town and south back to the house. Mom Still taking a nap and we made it across half the town. Though mom is learning not to let rilee our dog out to roam as she ate her second helping of chocolate kisses again. Though softball is ramping up we will still be running, but there might be a little softball stuck in here and there.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Shaking out the rust

A boy wanted to race Becca around the playground at school she and 4 other girls in the neiborhood were to be practicing softball but instead scocccer. Becca had he all the way but at the end you, I and the 3 girls could see she let him win. We did get in a little softball.

Shaking out the rust is just what this run was for. Nothing fast, no pressure. A 2 mile that mom wanted us to do or just bike for 20 min. Becca knew we could blow more time on just a 2 mile jog than 20. For that today though we were better off and safer. Though she was complaining that her legs hurt. I tried to get her mind off of it and I just hadn't found the 1 main thing that was making her mad today out of the thousand things Becca said there was. It was not a very happy 1 mile but the 2nd was different. I found the thing that was bugging her. The dog that ran in front of us and almost got hit didn't hurt either. Except for the very short stop for the dog. Becca went all the way not stopping. When I told her when we got back home she realized that you just have to occupy the brain and she for got all about the pain. Next is a big bike for saterday. Till then. See ya!!!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

1st real bike / run

It was a great day not to warm not to cool 65/70 just a little cloudy with some sprinkles mixed in. The bike started just a little late 7 to 8 p.m. because we had one small celebration to do. Becca thought she would try it again with her friend. She wants to try to get her interested. Well see if that happens though. We went up the middle of Augusta (state st.) and by the south end of the lake. Then east and up though the new additions. Just to get out and ride it was great. Becca is learning the gears and able to put energy peddeling to better use. Becca loved this ride being out of all traffic, quiet and the added bonus of a big giant rainbow and it was sweet and the time I didn't bring the camera. LESSON LEARNED FOR ME. Becca's lesson was being held up again. All the way to the very northeast edge of Augusta on woodland started the back half going south and through town we had an hour to ride and got at least 7.5 in in 45 min. Our tag a long was not tagging along to well on the last quater. We cannot complain any ride is a good one. Now for Wichita, Ks we just need a kids Tri to work for.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Becca's Simply Stu World-wide Triathlon

From earlier in the year Becca wanted to Tri it.

It was to just to be a fun Tri. The Simply Stu World Wide Triathlon. She did very well better than I thought she would do. She thought not but do we ever any of us think we have don as well as we could have. But you know they never believe dad. I've tried to get her see iron wil, lisa, jesse and melanie as a role to motivate without pushing her into it. While showing you don't have to be big and burly. She just wants to run for herself not for school, just to be out there. The way it should be!!!!!

We had no pool to use so we substituted a 1/2 mile run instead for T1.

The T1 1/2 mile she had the determined look she was going to beat her time. As we went with a friend on 3/24/07 and she wanted more distance and a better time. We start going up a hill 2 1/2 blocks and levels out then back. Already worried about time I told her we'd make it up in the bike. Sprinting the last half block to the bikes.

The T2 10K Bike We go up the same hill then 2 more going north to the lake. We then went around the lake and were going pretty good we really hadn't worked on shifting and cadence. Then on the way back we got hit by the south winds on the back half of the lake. She I know was tired she seen the ironman 25 video on (quiting) no one will care, but you will always know will and that kept her going She wanted to shorten the mile at the end but she didn't want to cheat. As we got 4 blocks from home at the end of the bike she picked it up. In the yard and dumped the bikes.

T3 she really didn't want to do the 1 mile and I know she hurt she kept wanting time counts. As we still go up that same dreaded hill for the 3rd time. At the end time was 55:02 better than the 59:30 with 4 less miles on the bike Saturday. She had the dedication, and she had to see some results from other races and found she would have been in the top 10. Someone told her it was not a real Tri so she's not a triathlete yet. What do ya think??

She was tired but proud and excited. Not to say the least I was to. That was her first Tri and had a hope that it got the spark going.

The hope was good today on 3/26 when she said she was at school at lunch time and wanted to and wandered when she could do her next one.