Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I'm Back! Back in the paddles again...

Okay, many apologies to Aerosmith, but I just couldn't resist. I started swimming again this morning. It felt great. I did 1000 yards before work.
200 warm up
5x100 IM
4x50, sprint down, easy back
100 easy
We didn't end up finishing with rounds until close to 8 pm, but I still came home and ran 2 miles. I was pretty proud of myself for doing that, actually. What I really felt like doing was a whole lot of nothing.

But, I'm reading a book called "The Seven Levels of Intimacy" by Matthew Kelley. Well, I'm listening to it, really. I love audiobooks on the ipod. And now that my new (awesome) car has an mp3 jack, I'm all set. Anyway, this book is exceptional. A tidbit I want to share is that our number one purpose is to become the best version of ourselves.

So any decision, any action, any choice can be filtered through that question, "will this ________ get me closer to the best version of myself."

Kelley also states that there is no lasting happiness without discipline. Hmmm.... food for thought, so to speak. More on that later...

Sunday, May 18, 2008

and the base keeps running and running....

Black Eyed Peas kept me going today, that's for sure. I think I was swimming rather than running. The humidity was crazy. I ran though :) - 3.34 miles. Yay!!!

I'm in 16th place in the "Bikini Body Bound" Nike+ challenge. I had a sluggish week, and I'd hoped to be into the top 10. I knew it'd take consistency, but apparently my ambition didn't agree and took a vacation instead! Let's see what we can do this week.

Saturday, May 10, 2008


Yesterday was our 2 year re-anniversary. Greg and I renewed our vows in Scotland at Borthwick Castle. It was a phenomenal vacation. That's us with our piper, Jim, in the great hall :)

I ran today. I had fun. I ran 3.1 miles in humid weather - probably mid 90's. I decided to bring the Nathan hydration bottles, too. I can do 3 miles without them, but I figure no time like the present to start thinking in the direction of long runs. Even though it felt grueling, my pace was 11:50 per mile :) Hey, faster waddling!

Ok, time to do some work, then head to bed. ANOTHER day of work - surprise surprise.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


It's been a week already! Today's my first day off in that time, so I suppose it makes sense. Had a great run today. Three point something miles. But I enjoyed it. I ran near home, which I enjoy for the sake of running outside (I grew up in the North - close to the Great White North even - so running outside all year round is something I will not give up), but I don't like to run here all that often. No sidewalks and such.

Anyway, I had fun today. Hope you did too!